Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany
Thanks all for this thread. My passenger side wiper is loose at the point where it connects to the cowling. I'm guessing there is a nut under there holding it on....
first make sure what is loose. Remove the wiper arm by cocking it up halfway off the screen then lifting the cap at the same time (the cap will not lift up fully, with the wiper arm on the screen!) which allows you to get to the nut. Hold the wiper arm as you undo that nut. The wiper arm should then pull off the serrated pin. Check that nut has not come loose, or the serrations have not worn round.
...So if I understand correctly, I must unscrew four screws holding the cowl plate to the upper flange on the firewall and pull the plate forward away from the windscreen. I should then be able to flip the cowling over and tighten the connection. Have I got that right?
yes, but both wiper arms need to be removed, as they go thru the cowl, AND the lower chrome strip under the screen needs to be removed (one phillips head screw at each end and disengage from screen clips)
Can I leave the nuts that carry windshield washer fluid in place on the plastic vent? I think that's what I see in the pic posted by Spiderserie4
Put a cloth or thick towel on the engine to lay the whole thing onto w/o scratching it
Dom - Alfa Spider 1990 S4 - formerly: Alfa 101 Sprint, 2600 Sprint, Montreal - family classics: Jensen Interceptor II, '58 Hooper RR Silver Cloud I, Shadow II, '60 Corvette.
Last edited by spiderserie4; 10-16-2017 at 12:41 PM.