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Rear Wiper Getting Stuck

granty578 Jun 5, 2014

  1. granty578

    granty578 Member

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    Hi all,

    Tried doing a few searches but can't find much.

    Basically,. my rear wiper seems to get stuck, usually in the half way position but not always and I have to free it by hand before it works again. It will work for a few wipes then do the same again. I'm thinking perhaps the wiper motor is becoming too weak to move the arm but wondered other peoples thoughts?

    Also, the arm seems very loose. I've tightened the bolt up but the arm actually droops about 2 inches down the tailgate.

    Cheers,

    James
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    You'd need to strip down the motor to check why its getting stuck, but usually its a new wiper motor tbh in these cases.
     
  3. granty578

    granty578 Member

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    Easy job to even replace the motor?
     
  4. S3 AEX

    S3 AEX Active Member

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    Very easy, hardest thing is prising the plastic off of the boot lid..
     
  5. TimWills28

    TimWills28 Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver VCDS Map User Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi

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    Agreed. Prying the plastic off takes time. Spray some lubricant on it first maybe. May even be too much friction from blade or maybe just needs a new motor.
     

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