Wiper Linkage DIY 20min fix with photos! - Nissan Forum
B14 95-99 chassis 1995-1999 Sentra and 1995-1998 200SX

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old Jan 12th, 2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
NissanForums Newbie
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Post Wiper Linkage DIY 20min fix with photos!

Thought I would give back to the community after all the help this site has provided.

My car is a 96 Sentra GXE but this should work on pretty much any other year and probably on any other model as well.

After my wipers stopped working on the way home during a snow blizzard, they must have decided that was the best time for them to stop moving . I knew it was the wiper arm linkage right away because I heard the wiper arm make a clunk noise when it fell and the wipers stop working immediately after that.

I search the forum and found a few tips on how to fix it. Heres what I found.

1: Buy new rubber bushing for less then $20.
2: Take it to the dealer for the wiper linkage recall.
3: Drill a hole and stick a bolt with a lug nut to hold into place.
4: Buy a whole new wiper arm

1: People kept complaining that it still kept coming off
2: Dealer would not perform recall
3: To much work for a DIY beginner
4: Pricey

I will not explain how to remove the wiper arms and cowl. There is enough info on this forum about that and its pretty easy to do.

Heres what you need to fix the linkage. 4 zip ties...thats it (you can use less if you want)

After taking the wiper arm off and cowl, close the hood. Its easier to put the zip ties on this way.

Below is what it should look like.Test the wipers for a few seconds on high. This will allow the zip ties to loosen a bit. Stop the wipers and re-tighten the zip ties again.

When you feel the zip ties are tight enough just cut off the extra zip tie ends and your done.

This zip tie method will allow the wiper linkage to move freely while still holding the arms together.

This is what it looks like before tighten them. 3 on the top linkage and one at the bottom linkage.

I have done this on other cars and I have never heard of any of the wiper linkage coming off after I have tip tied them together.

Any questions you may have just let me know.....

Custom3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old Jan 20th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 24
cool! If my wiper linkage goes south I will def do this!
motoman740 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old Sep 16th, 2015, 08:01 PM
NissanForums Newbie
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by motoman740 View Post
cool! If my wiper linkage goes south I will def do this!
In my case, the bushing busted and I can't find a replacement. Any ideas? Going nuts!
Mel18 is offline  

  Nissan Forum > Sentra, Pulsar, NX, B14 200SX > B14 95-99 chassis
Gear in this thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome