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    How to replace rear wiper blade - 2008

    Hi,

    I have a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and have figured out how to change the front wipers pretty easily. I also purchased a replacement blade and assembly for the rear wiper but cannot figure out how to release the existing blade and assembly. The manual wasn't really any help.

    Would someone mind providing me with some instructions? I did try to search the forums and Google it, but was not having any luck finding detailed instructions.

    Thanks,

    Shawn.
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    Well, I don't know if this is any help, but I just bought a new blade, not the refill, since you can buy just one. It should be pretty easy to figure out.
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    So the only thing that can be replaced is the rubber blade itself? I was trying to replace the blade and assemble with the 20" Rainx model. Is this possible? Like I said the front wipers were easy, but it's unclear to me how to do this on the rear.
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    I went to Autozone to get them to help me replace the rear wiper blade, and I was told they sold me the wrong blade for my van. The sales rep went on to say they no longer carry the blade for the 2008 Chrysler Town and Country, that they were getting too many lawsuits due to customers cutting their hand while replacing the blade. So the replacement is simply a blade refill which Autozone no longer carries.

    Can anyone give me an alternate source for ordering replacement blades?

    Thank you,

    Shawn.
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    Try a different auto parts store. Not a big chain, but a smaller place where they can special order. When I bought a refill for my Nissan at my local mom-and-pop, they mentioned they could get a blade. It's a similar design to the 08's--it's a slick looking blade that looks very "integrated" with the arm.

    At the time I just needed a refill, so I did not buy it.

    Try rockauto.com too, they might have it.
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    Thanks Michael. They had what I needed. I appreciate the link.

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    I had the same problem with my 06 T&C. The mechanic I went to used a socket wrench and took off the nut on the wiper blade post, tapped the arm off the post on the van (might need some WD-40 or whatever to loosen it), replaced the wiper blade and reinstalled it. I looked at my new 08 T&C and it looks the same. Maybe this will help.....
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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    to replace rear wiper blade, you need to lift wiper arm then push the wiper blade towards the body of the van. The wiper blade is just clipped in to the arm instead of being hooked in like the old style of blades.

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    rear wiper blade installation

    Quote Originally Posted by shawnjanes View Post
    Hi,

    I have a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and have figured out how to change the front wipers pretty easily. I also purchased a replacement blade and assembly for the rear wiper but cannot figure out how to release the existing blade and assembly. The manual wasn't really any help.

    Would someone mind providing me with some instructions? I did try to search the forums and Google it, but was not having any luck finding detailed instructions.

    Thanks,

    Shawn.
    http://www.tricoproducts.com/replace...s/index.aspx## has a video at the bottom for a snap-fit exact replacement {123wipers.com sells 16-E }

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravan and yaris View Post
    to replace rear wiper blade, you need to lift wiper arm then push the wiper blade towards the body of the van. The wiper blade is just clipped in to the arm instead of being hooked in like the old style of blades.
    I had seen other questions about the rear wiper. I couldn't figure out how to get the blade off. I finally bought a blade that had an insert that would fit in my blade and put that in. After I read your instructions I went out and pushed the blade off the arm. Thank you very much.

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