How to remove 51 Hudson windshield wiper arms

thekid1950thekid1950 Posts: 35Member
My wiper arms are the push on type.

There appears to be a clip that either needs to be pushed in or pryed out

I don't know the proper method & don't want to do any damage.

Any help would be appreciated.



  • LanceLance Posts: 744Member
    OK. First get a tack puller. Put the tack puller on the wiper arm side that faces the tire. That is, put it on the back side the arm. Next GENTLY pry up on the tack puller as you GENTLY lift the arm on the blade side as well. Rock this back and forth it should come off. The knob on which the wiper arm is attached is knurled and thus holds on very tightly to the arm so you have to be a bit careful but it will come off. Good luck.
  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,839Administrator
    edited December 2018
    I wonder if the 1950 arm looks like this, on the underside? (Click on link to see photo.) If the Hudson arm does resemble this, then there is a knurled fitting (attached to the shaft of the wiper) onto which this end of the wiper arm fits. When the arm is pushed down tightly over the knurled fitting, a small spring clip on the underside of the arm -- circled in red -- snaps in place under the knurled fitting -- preventing the arm from being lifted off the knurled fitting. To remove the arm you need to get a small tool of some sort under the arm, engage the spring clip and temporarily pull it away from the knurled fitting, so that the arm can now be lifted.
  • thekid1950thekid1950 Posts: 35Member
    Thanks guys for the replies

    The photo that Jon B attached is the exact wiper arm that I have.

    It'll be easy now, thanks again
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