wiper transmission

RichieRichie Posts: 986Senior Contributor
My pass. side wiper trans cable broke, are the left and right the same or not interchangeable. 1951 Super Six. Thanks in advance. Rich

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  • railknightrailknight Posts: 513Expert Adviser
    If it doesn't involve the cable near the pulley, a quick, simple repair would be to use an electric crimp connector between the two pieces of broken cable.  The previous owner of a 1950 Pacemaker I owned had made this repair and it lasted at least the 29 years that I owned the car and worked just fine every time I used the wipers.  
  • RichieRichie Posts: 986Senior Contributor
    If it doesn't involve the cable near the pulley, a quick, simple repair would be to use an electric crimp connector between the two pieces of broken cable.  The previous owner of a 1950 Pacemaker I owned had made this repair and it lasted at least the 29 years that I owned the car and worked just fine every time I used the wipers.  
    It broke right at the tensioner where it goes thru the firewall. I will take a closer look to see if there is enough room before it would hit the pulley. Great idea, I thank you.Richie
  • lostmindlostmind Posts: 1,510Expert Adviser
    You should be able to buy cable at your hardware store. You will then need two splices
    with the new section around the pivot. Worked for me.
    Wellington , Ohio
  • RichieRichie Posts: 986Senior Contributor
    lostmind said:
    You should be able to buy cable at your hardware store. You will then need two splices
    with the new section around the pivot. Worked for me.
    Thanks Lostmind, I haven't worked on it yet, had a busy weekend but will work on it starting tomorrow. Thanks for your suggestion. Richie.
  • LanceLance Posts: 1,115Member
    Richie  check your email.
  • RichieRichie Posts: 986Senior Contributor
    Update, last week I went to Ace Hardware, bought some cable and two connectors and spliced the new cable in. I was lucky as the connectors were just out of reach of the pulley wheels. Wipers work just fine. Thanks for your suggestions, they helped. Richie.
  • lostmindlostmind Posts: 1,510Expert Adviser
     :):):):)  
    Wellington , Ohio
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