1. Connect a 4 to 5 inch hose to the wiper motor
  2. Start with the wiper pointed down
  3. Move it to the extreme right.
  4. Pull the blade back 3/4 of its normal travel.
  5. Submerge a 4" hose into light machine oil (about 2 tbs.)
  6. Make a quick swipe till wiper points down.
  7. Remove oil and finish Stroke.
  8. Repeat the sequence the opposite direction.


Adopted from "Oiling The Trico Vacuum Wiper Motor" Model "A" News Sept.-Oct. 1981 pg 19

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