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Slow wiper repair...

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Alan H, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Alan H
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    Alan H Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......

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    [Jun 7, 2013]
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    I had to do the slow wiper repair on mine today....

    All good you might think, yes, the repair went well.

    But, just as I was finishing off I dropped the ratchet on to the edge of the screen and, dammit, it cracked it.....

    Gutted. Saved the money on a new wiper assembly, but now got to pay the excess on a new screen.....
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    Hi Al,

    Feel for you mate, I did exactly the same thing performing the exact same repair, doh! Dropped a 3/8 drive ratchet onto the bottom corner of the screen just after I did up the last wiper arm nut.
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    And me mate ! Did it when getting the scuttle panel out , managed to break that too .
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    Alan H Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......

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    I worked out that if you pull upwards on the scuttle it just pops out.... I was impressed with myself for that too.😜
    and I found that only one of the spindles was seized.

    I just couldn't get my breath when I dropped the ratchet.

    On a positive note though, the wipers do work properly now. (In fact better than they ever have)
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    It's on my list as annual preventive maintenance
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    Alan H Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......

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    It's not a difficult job, it was just my carelessness that's caused me the problem.

    just to note it was only the drivers side spindle that had seized on mine.....
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    My granddads neighbour tried to help me with mine, he tried to use a screwdriver to try and prise off my wiper arm and cracked my screen stupid mistake!!!!
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    I'm pretty sure in my How-To guide I never said to break the screen?!
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