Toyota Landcruiser wiper arm bushes

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 17:51
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Hi,
One of the nylon bushes in the arm that links to the wiper motor in my cruiser fell apart. Apparently the failure of this simple little bush means I have to buy a whole new assembly from Toyota for $280 approx. Does anyone have any ideas on how to renew or repair such a bush?
Thanks
PeterWA
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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:17

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:17
just a thougth.Could you fabricate one from a nylon cutting board? Can't be any harder than drilling and filing some nylon?
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Follow Up By: PeterWA - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:36

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:36
Good thought! I thought of it too, but it's shaped in such a way that the ball type link can press into it, and be captured by it. I'd have to work around that somehow.
Thanks
PeterWA
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:22

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:22
I always start at the wreckers yard.... or is yours a U-beaut new vehicle?Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:23

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:23
I mean... the whole motor probably costs around $100 second hand..Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Follow Up By: PeterWA - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:40

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 20:40
No, this is a 1980 model, but at the moment a perfect car despite the wiper problem! I thought any nylon parts of this vintage might be in similar condition to what I have. But, if I can't fix it in another way, that will be my next step.
Ta
PeterWA
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 22:03

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 22:03
There may be a plastic fabricator in Perth that could make you one. Even a goldsmith could make one for less than the bandits in the parts division of Toyota. I'd even try making one out of hot glue cast around the ball. It may not last forever, but that stuff is pretty tough when cool.
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Follow Up By: PeterWA - Wednesday, Jul 02, 2003 at 20:40

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2003 at 20:40
I tried the glue gun suggestion, with some doubts, as I've never had any success with it before, but, it seems to have worked in the short term anyway. I just used the old bush, and glued it back in place with the glue gun, and a bit extra for luck
ta,
PeterWA
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