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Old 09-25-2010, 03:19 PM
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That natsy windshield wiper arm nut on the drivers side is very easy to remove. NAPA is probably the ONLY tool store that carries the right size puller. Photo shows a 4 pc gear puller set, but only the smallest puller is needed. I used a 3" gear puller due to working space restrictions with hood installed. A rubber mallet was not used... only the gear puller to remove the nut and then cleaned off the spline nut post prior to reinstalling the nut.
Autozone carries a puller that fits fine: OEM 2 & 3 Jaw 2 Ton Puller (25901).

I picked one up for $35. OEM is the brand name. I used it in the 2 arm config and it worked just great.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:18 PM
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The part number is 51718159292. For some reason they hid it in the "grill diagram" in the real oem site.) The Real OEM link:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...51&fg=20&hl=19
I replaced this item recently and regret not also getting these two items:

51 71 8 193 201 Covering LEFT
51 71 8 193 202 Covering RIGHT

These two items (#9) exist at either end of the above Windshield Frame Cover (#3) and basically started crumbling on me as I messed with them a tad to work the windshield frame cover on. They appear that they would be easy to install but I don't know for sure. They are made of the same rubbery material as the Windshield Cover that goes around three sides of the windshield...the one that has its own stuck thread that I started.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:33 PM
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That natsy windshield wiper arm nut on the drivers side is very easy to remove. NAPA is probably the ONLY tool store that carries the right size puller. Photo shows a 4 pc gear puller set, but only the smallest puller is needed. I used a 3" gear puller due to working space restrictions with hood installed. A rubber mallet was not used... only the gear puller to remove the nut and then cleaned off the spline nut post prior to reinstalling the nut.
Have you tried this puller? I have an e39 but don't need this repair yet. My wife has a van that needed a wiper arm removed and the tool worked effortlessly.

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Old 07-07-2016, 09:31 AM
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I have a black plastic/rubbery ring under the pressed fitting on the driver side wiper mount. It is larger than the hole in the cowl. How does one remove that? It is under the bolt.



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Old 07-27-2017, 09:18 AM
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Thank you for this thread and the pictures. I was helping a friend and this info was spot on.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:32 PM
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Puller was DEFINITELY required for my replacement of the cowling trim! I have pullers, but only one 2-arm puller. Headed to Autozone, picked up a small Pitman Arm puller, got home, and the damned driver's side "part" came right off. I'd heated it, pulled it with what I thought was a solid puller, tapped it with a brass drift, NOTHING. Get the Pitman Arm Puller...!

NOTE: Get the outside, lower corners of the front glass trim pieces too (part numbers 51718193201 and 51718193202). My corner pieces were as bad as my cowling trim!

UPSIDE: I have a nice, new rubber seal at the bottom of my windshield glass............... :-) :-) :-)
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