Replacing the Rear Wiper Arm: SX4 hatchback - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Other Suzuki Models > Suzuki SX4 Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2018, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
bsmy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 31
Gallery: 0
bsmy84 is on a distinguished road
Default Replacing the Rear Wiper Arm: SX4 hatchback

I've ordered a replacement rear wiper arm for my 2011 SX4 hatchback.

Any suggestions as to how I properly remove the existing arm and install the replacement?

Obviously, I don't want to botch this replacement and damage something in the process.
bsmy84 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-18-2018, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
LMP
Veteran
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chicoutimi, Saguenay,Qc,Canada
Posts: 796
Gallery: 1
LMP is on a distinguished road
Default

At first I thought I was to break something..but rotate the blade from the arm past 90 degrees and it will fall off
__________________
2011 sx4 JX 2.0 AWD CVT at 35500km(may2019)- 1928 Model 629 Graham-Paige - 1993 Pontiac Transport 3.8 - 2015 Kia Sorrento 2.4 AWD - 1994 Kawasaki Ninja EX250
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2018, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
bsmy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 31
Gallery: 0
bsmy84 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LMP View Post
At first I thought I was to break something..but rotate the blade from the arm past 90 degrees and it will fall off
I appreciate your reply, LMP. However, I'm not clear on your directions.

Rotate the arm 90 bending or turning it outward at the joint away from the window as in outward away from the car? ... or rotate the arm clockwise or counterclockwise past 90 along the window plane?

Assuming I get clear on how to do this, does this break the arm that's being replaced? I'd prefer not to break it if possible.
bsmy84 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2018, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,715
Gallery: 0
2013GV is on a distinguished road
Default

are you replacing the entire wiper arm to the motor? or just the blade at the end of the arm?
__________________
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
2013GV is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2018, 12:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
bsmy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 31
Gallery: 0
bsmy84 is on a distinguished road
Default

it's a new arm including a new blade - the whole tamale
bsmy84 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2018, 03:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,715
Gallery: 0
2013GV is on a distinguished road
Default

ok, fun begins, lift cover on old arm at pivot, should be a nut under it, loosen, do not remove. Lift wiper arm so blade is locked away from the window surface like you do when you clean the windows. The arm is retained on a tapered shaft with little splines. What you need to do is wiggle the base where it goes onto the drive so it comes loose. When it does you will see why i said don't remove the nut, it will either do it real easy, or be a pain.
once its free, remove the nut, replace arm, line up wiper blade in the correct "parked" position, then tighten nut.

Look at the new one, you will see what i mean

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...D9B8&FORM=VIRE

while not for the SX4, it gives you the general idea and steps to follow, including him fighting with the second one to get it to come free
__________________
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
2013GV is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2018, 06:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
LMP
Veteran
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chicoutimi, Saguenay,Qc,Canada
Posts: 796
Gallery: 1
LMP is on a distinguished road
Default

for just the blade...----just lift the arm to about 60 from the window, then rotate the blade an extra 90 in same direction. It will fall off. Real easy. Just done it again this morning ...photos coming.
...???was the arm damaged?....
__________________
2011 sx4 JX 2.0 AWD CVT at 35500km(may2019)- 1928 Model 629 Graham-Paige - 1993 Pontiac Transport 3.8 - 2015 Kia Sorrento 2.4 AWD - 1994 Kawasaki Ninja EX250

Last edited by LMP; 07-19-2018 at 07:18 AM.
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2018, 07:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
LMP
Veteran
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chicoutimi, Saguenay,Qc,Canada
Posts: 796
Gallery: 1
LMP is on a distinguished road
Default

www.avigex.ca/sx4/IMG_5200s.jpg
www.avigex.ca/sx4/IMG_5201s.jpg
www.avigex.ca/sx4/IMG_5202s.jpg
__________________
2011 sx4 JX 2.0 AWD CVT at 35500km(may2019)- 1928 Model 629 Graham-Paige - 1993 Pontiac Transport 3.8 - 2015 Kia Sorrento 2.4 AWD - 1994 Kawasaki Ninja EX250

Last edited by LMP; 07-19-2018 at 07:20 AM.
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2018, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
bsmy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 31
Gallery: 0
bsmy84 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2013GV View Post
ok, fun begins, lift cover on old arm at pivot, should be a nut under it, loosen, do not remove. Lift wiper arm so blade is locked away from the window surface like you do when you clean the windows. The arm is retained on a tapered shaft with little splines. What you need to do is wiggle the base where it goes onto the drive so it comes loose. When it does you will see why i said don't remove the nut, it will either do it real easy, or be a pain.
once its free, remove the nut, replace arm, line up wiper blade in the correct "parked" position, then tighten nut.

Look at the new one, you will see what i mean

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...D9B8&FORM=VIRE

while not for the SX4, it gives you the general idea and steps to follow, including him fighting with the second one to get it to come free
Thank you, 2013GV.
bsmy84 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2018, 03:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
bsmy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 31
Gallery: 0
bsmy84 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you, LMP for your additional feedback and the photos.
bsmy84 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Other Suzuki Models > Suzuki SX4 Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.