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    windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    Have new mounting grommets. I'm finding it impossible to get them into the holes in the bracket. The rubber won't compress enough. Any ideas?
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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    They are a royal pain in the __s! I used generous amounts of Dawn liquid soap and a dull screwdriver.
    Good luck, Richard!
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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    Try making a diagonal cut from the outside.

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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    Before installing make sure park position correctly set. Its difficult to adjust once in the car. Ask me how I know. 😬

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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    Maybe I should be embarrassed to say...that I cut mine in half. One half on top, one on bottom. It worked but I haven't used the wipers.
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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    I resorted to the technique Dale used. I'm kind of surprised the suppliers haven't addressed this problem already. There have been posts about the installation problem for years.
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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    With a single diagonal cut, the piece can be screwed in.

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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    I cut them like this. Mounted the motor a couple of years ago and working fine.
    Suggest blue loctite on nuts so they don't have to be too tight.

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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    A diagonal cut from top to bottom, on the side, as suggested by British_Recovery, is the way to go. With the help from some soapy water and a pair of pliers, I was able to "screw" it into the hole just as he said.
    Richard Mayor
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    Re: windshield wiper motor rubber mounting grommets

    I did mine by using some stout string and plenty of lube, wind the string around the middle section pass it through the hole from the top and and pull down on it whilst trying to press the rubber in from the top and twist the rubber as you do it, seemed to work for me. I did have the seat out and was lying on my back with my feet dangling over the back of the cockpit.



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