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Old 05-15-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Windshield wipers failure

Anyone have experience with wipers seizing.Mine are not moving unless i help them manualy but i can hear wiper motor running even though wipers are not moving
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: Windshield wipers failure

Check the black plastic Dowling at he bottom of the windscreen. Might need replacing as it does stop proper wiper function. Also check to ensure wiper linkages are serviceable and properly connected.

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:48 AM   #3
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Took assembly out yesterday .The passenger side shaft was seized(salt) i freed it up using pentrating oil, then lubricating it with regular oil.I drilled a hole(1/16) in the outer shaft casing and injected synth grease with a needle grease point
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.Ihad same problem with 240 volvo 25 yrs ago and have since been putting a drop of oil at wiper to shaft junction at wiper changes on those.If seal is good oil just stays around, if seal is bad oil goes in and prevents seizure,win win.Will now be doing same to beemer.

PS the beemer is so much easier(3 on1to10) ,On the volvo this all had to be done from under inside dash(9 on1to10),past all the heater hvac ducting,wires rats nest
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