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Rear wiper arm hitting bottom of glass on movement

moba3 Dec 14, 2013

  1. moba3

    moba3 New Member

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    My rear wiper arm seems to have started to clip the bottom of glass when sweeping but it doesn't happen on every wipe.I can't see any damage but the arm has a bit of movement up and down by the pivot point(to lift arm off glass not where its attached to the motor)Also I haven't been working on the wiper boltThe arm seems to sit correctly on the glass when off whenIs this a common enough issue and what can i do to fix it?
     
  2. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Is the spring still present?? This happened to me when my bootlid was painted. I lost the spring in the wiper arm so it kept sagging. Ended up buying a new arm. Not sure if you can buy the spring seperetely
     
  3. immo

    immo Stop me

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    You mean like this? Mine has caused damage to the paintwork. edit: if you can see past the dirt
     

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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013
  4. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Sagging wiper seems to be common. Mine is currently drooping on to the bootlid at the moment. A quick cure is to remove the wiper blade and move it round one spline on the shaft so when it's "sagging" it's in the normal position.
     
  5. moba3

    moba3 New Member

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    The spring is there, it just looks like too much play in the knuckle where the arm meets the motor spindle. Its not as bad as the pic above but I was wondering if it was a sign of a wiper motor on the way out or just a worn wiper?
     

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