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    [Dec 12, 2013]
    Well simple question i hope, basically bought some new wipers as my wipers didn't seem to clean my windscreen well but since i put new ones on i have the same problem. It misses an area when it goes across it doesn't touch it so it's leaving a big gap that isn't getting wiped and it's fairly dangerous as it's directly in front of me, can't understand why it's missing, any ideas?
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    Weak arms or dodgy windscreen?
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    Just bend the arms to add more pressure & wipe fully.
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    Thanks guys will try bend the arms a tad to make more contact with the windscreen, will let you know the outcome!
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    Bending the arm doesn't seem to work, or i might not be doing it enough. However i know I've bent it a bit and it's still not contacting the windscreen in the middle of the wiper, i'm thinking it could be the spring/arm related? any other ideas to fix this or should i stop being a wuss and bend it more?
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    The spring goes weak, i tried the bending before and made it worse like you have found.
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    Is it possible to fix or should i get a new wiper arm?
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    A new wiper arm i had to get, well 2nd hand.
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    [Dec 15, 2013]
    Bought a new wiper arm, this has to solve the problem just hope the one i have bought is good condition...
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