I thought that the wipers needed an adjustment but the main culprit is a worn bushing on a wiper rod. The entire rod needs to be replaced.
Here are two youtube videos to for this repair. It is relatively simple but here are some extra tips.
- You do not need to remove the enitre wiper assembly. The rod can be removed with the assembly bolted in place. I used a rubber mallet to pound the new one back in.
- The weatherstripping does not need to be completely removed. You only need to remove it up to the split point where the two sections join. I removed it from the shorter passenger side. To put it back in, it is held by T-clips. It is easier to pry out the clip first before inserting it back into the weatherstrip.
- There are only 3 clips holding the cowel down. They are on the edge of both sides and at the point where the two sections join.
- Have a vaccuum ready to clean out any debris under and around the cowel and wiper bolts.
- You don’t have to replace the two rods in the wiper assembly. The shorter upper rod (Rod Unit A) tends to wear out on the inside bushing. Part number is 76540-S6M-003