I need to replace the wiper arms on my 1989 Dodge Caravan. The previous owner had removed them, but when I went to install a new set, he’d removed the mechanisms they attached to. I cannot find out what parts I need to order because the van is so old and I was hoping someone could clue me in. Even a diagram for an 89/90 Caravan would be helpful. I really can’t fix this if I don’t know exactly what’s missing.
(No, I cannot buy a new van)
(No, I cannot contact the seller)
If the wiper arms are off there should be a shaft with a tapered, serrated part at the end of it sticking out of each hole. The wiper arm just snaps over that. There may be a small sideways tab at the base of the arm to slide right to install or remove the arm, but most I have seen pry off and snap on.
I think what them is saying is that the transmission that you would attach the wiper arm to is missing and also maybe the motor. I guess I would go with the junk yard part that would include everything including the motor and the screws. Get the whole complete unit-tell them you need everything and then see what is there or have someone install it.
A little hard to see what the heck he’s doing but it looks like those plastic bushings are similar to my Pontiac. One cam loose and I had to replace the whole transmission for $80. I looked for just the bushings but when you’ve got no wipers, you’re kinda in a hurry. I saved the old one to scavenge the bushings off of if I ever needed it again. I think I made a temporary clamp or something to keep it together waiting for the part from Rock.