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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:13 pm    Post subject:  Wipers move too far Reply with quote

I just noticed my driver's side wiper is now wiping my A-pillar. It sually suppsoed to stop about 1-2 inches from the edge. Is there an adjustment that can be made to the arm, or is there something I should replace to fix the wipe area?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Try re-positioning the wiper arm. Pry the plastic cap off the pivot point at the bottom end of the arm, loosen the retaining nut (I think it's 13mm), move the arm one "step" (one tooth on the pivot), re-tighten the retaining nut, and try it out. You may have to move it farther, but it doesn't take much.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:33 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

does it sit in its normal spot at "home"

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It stops about an inch from home, the little guard that prevents the wipers from falling all the way down. So hopefully just one or two clicks back.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I unscrewed the nuts on the top, but I couldn't remove the wiper arm, or maybe I didn't try hard enough. Once the nuts were removed, I tried to pop off the arm with a screwdriver, but I was too afraid of breaking the arm or the nut. Is there something else I need to do to remove the arm?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Deezul_AwT wrote:
I unscrewed the nuts on the top, but I couldn't remove the wiper arm, or maybe I didn't try hard enough. Once the nuts were removed, I tried to pop off the arm with a screwdriver, but I was too afraid of breaking the arm or the nut. Is there something else I need to do to remove the arm?

Did you try wiggling the arm back and forth (maybe it was seized onto the pinion)? It's been a long time since I had to adjust mine, but I don't recall having to do anything else. I'd go outside and check, but I'm afraid my fingers would end up stuck to the wiper - it's about 5 degrees right now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Deezul_AwT wrote:
I unscrewed the nuts on the top, but I couldn't remove the wiper arm, or maybe I didn't try hard enough. Once the nuts were removed, I tried to pop off the arm with a screwdriver, but I was too afraid of breaking the arm or the nut. Is there something else I need to do to remove the arm?



There is a wiper arm puller tool.....I just use a couple of small pry bars.

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