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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Jun-20-2012, 09:27:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Hood Cowl / Windshield Wiper Cover DIY - Coupe

Yep, I just did this on my sedan.

NOTE: For sedans, it is two smaller pieces, not one big cowl piece. On my sedan, there was absolutely no need to put the hood in the service position. This is probably because there are two pieces instead of one larger one. For the coupe, I can see having to put the hood in the service position.
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For the coupe, I can see having to put the hood in the service position.
Yea you definitely need to on the coupe, and even then its tight. Takes 2 minutes to do though. I did this whole thing by myself, no friend to hold anything. It is very easy.
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I believe if the wiper is in the up position it should come off pretty easy and you don't need a gear puller or anything
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Old Thu, Jun-21-2012, 12:33:42 AM   #14
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I believe if the wiper is in the up position it should come off pretty easy and you don't need a gear puller or anything
I was able to just wiggle mine off and pry up a little with the same flathead I used to pop the covers off.
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Old Sat, Dec-08-2012, 08:58:36 PM   #15
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This job is very straight foward. Good write up! I recommend you to get the necessary grommets and clips (4 of each #51138124389, 51718108613) and the winshield wipers can be a PITA. I was about to go rent a puller when maybe the Penetrant fluid -Could have been the trick!- settlled in and I was able to snake them off. Felt close to breaking the mechanisim under! Be good to your car and clean the inside when you are done
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Old Mon, Dec-10-2012, 05:32:27 PM   #16
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Glad to see people are still benefiting from this!
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Old Fri, Dec-21-2012, 02:04:34 AM   #17
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Subscribed, thank you. Parts came in from ECS and I will be doing it this weekend. I'm just going to guy buy the tool you mentioned, I don't want to deal with a broken one.
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Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT, attempt to remove the wiper arms without a puller. I found the one I used (made by Lisle) at Pep Boys. There is no way I could have removed the wiper arms without that puller.
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Default Re: Hood Cowl / Windshield Wiper Cover DIY - Coupe

I ended up buying a $26 puller tool. More than I wanted to spend but my '96 Techno arms would not come off otherwise. Every other car has been fine.
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Always a pleasure working with ya Haus!

I'm no pro, but in all my years wrenching, I've never seen wiper arms stuck like that!
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