Toyota T100 Parts And Toyota T100 Accessories
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The Toyota T100 may have ceased production in the US 18 years ago, but many of these hardy full-size pickups still roam the highways today. However, because of their age, many of the T100\'s components have started to show signs of wear. And usually, one of the first ones to go is the windshield wiper blades. Wiper blades can last anywhere from three months to three years, depending on the quality, frequency of usage, weather conditions, and a variety of other factors. But once the blades start to become brittle and chip off, they need to be replaced.
A worn wiper blade can lead to streaks on the windshield and make a squeaky noise when sweeping across the windshield, so changing to a new one is a must. The following are some pointers to follow when finding and changing replacement wiper blades on the Toyota T100:
The first step in replacing the wiper blades in the T100 is finding the correct replacement. Automotive wiper blades come in various lengths, sizes, and configurations, and installing the wrong one in your truck will result in an ill-fitting component or may even damage the wiper arm and the windshield.
Ideally, you should buy wiper blades with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certification, as these are an exact match of the T100\'s factory blades. If OEM blades are unavailable-which is quite possible given the age of the T100 series-look for a replacement standard blade that\'s as long as the stock unit. Don\'t hesitate to ask for help from the store if you aren\'t sure; the blade may be cheap or expensive, as what matters is that it fits perfectly on your truck\'s wiper arms.
Windshield wiper blades can easily snap if not handled properly, so be extra careful when detaching it from the wiper arm. Look for the joint where the rubber part of the blade meets the metal arm, as there should be a small plastic stopper there that\'s securing the blade in place. Press the stopper to unhook the wiper blade from the metal arm. In some wiper blades, the hook is replaced by a series of pins that need to be pried out individually to release the blades. Either way, make sure that you are holding one end the wiper to prevent it from accidentally slapping against the windshield. It is also recommended to shield the windshield with a folded tower just in case the wiper arm snaps back while attaching the new wiper blade.
Install the replacement wiper blade onto the same end of the arm where you pried the old wiper out. If the blade is secured by a hook, position the blade so that the hook is pointing at the wiper attachment. Carefully pivot the new wiper until the hook clicks into place.
Note: It is strongly recommended to change both the wiper blades in your truck even if only one appears worn. This is because wiper blades are designed to work in pairs, and using a new blade with an old one will prove unsatisfactory in cleaning the windshield of moisture and stains.