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Most vehicles have these simply bolted into place but getting to them is the fun part. You will need to remove the the plastic trim the wiper arms stick out through. These are normally held in place with simple plastic push clips that you will need to 'pop' out. Some of these clips need the centre pin lifted out to make them easier to remove. They are not expensive and reasonably easy to get replacements for so if you break some it isn't a big issue. You might also need to remove the wiper arms to do this. They are held on with a single nut which is under a 'pop' off or a swing up cover. They should pull off BUT they will be on very tight and a pain to get off. I recommend you leave the nut on loosely 2 or 3 turns so the wiper arm doesn't smack you in the face when it suddenly comes loose.
You might need a small wooden block against the bodywork to lever against. DO NOT lever against the windscreen glass!! Windscreens are expensive!!! The wiper arm assembly should then just unbolt. Disconnect the wire connector and lift it out.
Like any job on a car this will cost you the skin off at least one knuckle!

Toyota Cars &... | Answered 2 minutes ago

What is this a photograph of? Is it a car or truck part? Could you comment below with photographs of both ends of the broken connector And I'll see what help i can give you.
Repairing connectors generally depends on where the connector is broken. If it is the loose wires you connect it to, or the part has a short length of wire the connector is on, you might be able to remove the connector and replace it with a new one.
**Make sure you make a note of which wire went to each pin BEFORE you remove it!**
If the connector is mounted to the actual part it will be a bit more tricky. Some of the connectors on commonly used parts are not fixable. You could try taking it back to where you purchased it and ask politely if it can be replaced under some sort of guarantee, if not, you might have to suffer the cost and buy a whole new part to replace it and be twice as careful fitting that one.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 36 minutes ago

you may have a short. i would probably check the ground strap from the engine to the frame. they can rot out. my 98 chevy is garage kept with 65000 miles and it looks terrible. the rest of the truck looks new. other than that. make sure the battery is good. and possibly take it in and get it checked before more damage happens.

1998 Chevrolet... | Answered 3 hours ago


Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 hours ago

Electronics in modern vehicles require a well regulated power system. The battery is not only a power storage device but acts as a power filter component.

You would need a few hundred farads of capacitance to replace the filter capacity of the battery.

Nissan Cars &... | Answered 4 hours ago

this is not a CAR SALES FORUM

2002 Toyota... | Answered 6 hours ago

The axel should just snap in a good sharp pull should remove it.

1997 Isuzu Rodeo | Answered 8 hours ago

Check around the rear of the valve cover to see if you pinched a wire between the valve cover and head, if that's OK remove the spark plug and swap it with #3 and if the miss moves you have a defective spark plug. I hope this helps. Take care.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 8 hours ago

Insufficient fuel... I believe that is a carburetor fuel system. Cold start instructions include accelerator pedal be fully depressed and released. See your owners manual, setting choke.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 9 hours ago

If the brake lights come on with the taillights, its probably a short in one of the tail lamp sockets.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 9 hours ago

seeing that this was 10 years ago... and you most likely either fixed the issue, or sold the car i will give it a go, since i currently own a 1986 Toyota Corolla Sedan (5 speed) --

the problem can range from blown fuses on the Positive terminal post of the battery; to it not making good connection with the battery posts ( i would Clean them, to rule out poor contact surface )

If the car lights up, but nothing happens when you turn the key to engage the starter motor, either the starter has gone bad, or the battery is low.

If you hear the starter Click, you don't have enough power to turn it.

If you place a booster pack on it, and it still does the same thing, it's shot. ( The starter)

If it can turn over, but doesn't fire, then it's probably spark plugs.

(Press the gas peddle about 5 - 6 times or as needed)
( This send small spurts of gas into the manifold, below the carb. Makes it easier to start on cold day. or if has been sitting for a long time. )

if it's not doing anything, then you may need to see if it's pumping fuel from the gas tank into the carb. -- This can also be caused from a clogged fuel filter.

1998 Toyota... | Answered 9 hours ago

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