Need wiper arm lock clips for a 73....wth.....

Exterior Body, Paint, Trim, Chrome

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    Guys, when pulling my firewall down for repaint I found the wiper motor connecting rods laying in the cowl. Seems all the clips where either removed or rotted and gone. Year One has what I think I need but they are $12 EACH....for a small plastic clip !!!!! No way....my local auto HELP rack has nothing.....is there a replacement clip available at a decent rate...thanks...
     
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    The retainer bushings?

    Try a different parts store.

    Advance had mine.

    IIRC it was about $10 for the pack and it had 2 in it that worked for mine.
     
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    try rock auto also. i think dorman makes them.
     
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    No Advance in my new po dunk town, but if anyone has a Dorman number......would awesome.....thanks....
     
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    I think I have those clips. Do you have a pic of what you need?

    Year One blows.
     
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    I do not have an old clip that I need. When I pulled the plastic screen to begin removing the linkage I found the both arms just laying in the cowl. I guess the arms stopped working and a PO removed and either just left it all unhooked or began looking for the correct clips. My connecting arms have a round hole with a small slot. My auto parts guy did find a Dorman part that LOOKS correct but says for 1974 thru 86 Chryslers......so still not sure want is exactly needed.....thanks ....
     
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    When I went to Rock and pulled up washer and parts for a 73 Charger, no bushing were listed. But , not like your pic, my arms are like flat, stamped with just a hole punched in each end. I will try to post a pic today....thanks...
     
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    Well here's some pics of what I have. Removed from a 1973 B Body. Looks like "C" clips were used to secure the linkage arms to the pivot points. That is IF that's what you're talking about.

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    Someone messed with that linkage, they should be like these.

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      Thanks all for the info . I finally got to looking in my setup and found one partial plastic bushing still attached. I got the Dorman ,part # 49440, which states for 74 thru 88 Dodge/Chrysler and was able to squeeze them into the arms and then pop that onto the hub nubs. Feels kinda tight but is secure for sure. Now if I can just figure out which two of the four terminals to jump out , I wish to see if the two speed wiper motor is working the hubs/arms easily and correctly. I found NO evidence of metal C clips were used....but since all was laying in the cowl....not sure what was done prioer to me getting there....
       
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      Yeah, those are the ones I used on my old 74 Charger. Also on my 78 AND my 93 Dodge trucks. Wonder why the catalog just said up to 88? Anyway, I think the metal clips were used on earlier cars. I wonder if they lasted until 73?
       
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