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I'd check to see if the metal shafts are spinning under the wiper arms. If so at least then you know the linkage is still attached and all your have to do is tighten the tapers. However not likely since both wipers are not working. My guess is that you will have to remove both wiper arms. Then remove that plastic window shroud (looks like it just snaps in). After you get the shroud out of the way you may have to remove a plastic thingy or two to get a look at the linkage. But, the linkage consists of metal rods with these plastic ball cups that like to pop out of the rods. So pop them back on and your good to go secure with a zip tie if the little lock is broken. If both wipers are still attached to each other (you move one it moves the other) Chances are the linkage popped off at the wiper motor so keep that in mind. It's much easier then it sounds once you see what your working with.
On mine the taper just worked itself loose. Same situation, icy windshield, one wiper came disconnected. Here is how I tightend it.
O-ring pick any hook will work. I'm sure you could even use a allen wrench if you want.
Pull out not up.
Remove nut with a 12mm wrench.
At this point if the linkage is bad remove the plastic cover to get a look.
However, mine just needed to be cleaned and tightened.
Align the wipers straight like they were originally and tighten the nut. Pop the cover back on done..
Same thing just happened to me - same situation - ice on the windshield, etc. I removed everything, reattached the linkage, and put it back together. But, then it just happened again. I'm not sure if I am going to have to buy new linkage, or if reattaching it again and securing it with something as you said would be sufficient. Thoughts? If I need to go buy the linkage, any idea where to get it?
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