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Droopy Rear Wiper

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Aldo, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Aldo
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    I noticed today on the A3 that after closing the boot, the rear wiper dropps down and the blade touches the pait.

    Common problem, will I just need a new wiper assembly?

    I'll ivestigate further later but posted up in case it's a common proble.

    I did try a search but got all sorts back!
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    Just need a new rear assembly as there is a small clip that breaks - common problem
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    Jonathaan Diesel Power!

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    Lift up the rear tab, remove the nut. Prise the blade from the spline shaft ( this can be a pain sometimes i used a angle grider key) and worked it up with the help of some WD40. Clean it all up and then place the blade back onto the spline but move it round anti clockwise to compensate for the sagging.

    Hope this helps,
    Jonny.
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    That helps loads, cheers Jonny
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    Thanks as well Boydie, I'll check it tonight.

    They'll be lots of niggly faults on this car so will start to make a list!
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    My 57 Sportback is the same, and I was planning on exactly what Jonathan suggests!
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    Well, what a nuisance this job is.

    I've completely made it worse by busting the retainer brackets of the motor trying to get the wiper arm off, pulled and moved on it a bit too hard!

    This is why is usually get other people to do mechanics on the car ha ha!

    Looks like ill need everything new now as all 3 brackets are broken and I still didn't get the arm off with the fear of the glass shattering!

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    Well I got a replacement motor and arm off the bay. Part number 8e9955711e

    Was like new and fitted with ease and works perfectly.

    Like the de wipered look bit prefer the practicality of having one. :)
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