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Stuttering rear wiper

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ben, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. ben
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    [Dec 19, 2003]
    My rear wiper is behaving strangely. When you turn it on it makes its first sweep fine but when returning to its normal position it pauses twice at 60deg intervals. Anyone else seen this happen?

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    [Dec 19, 2003]
    Is it on tight? Could it be that the bolt holding it onto the 'spindle' (for want of a better word) isn't on tight?
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    Arvo, I had something similar, it came down to the wiper arm being bent the wrong way, so i bent it the other way and job's a good un.
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    [Dec 21, 2003]
    Ben i've had the exact same prob on my car but didn't think it warranted a visit to the dealers as im well outta garauntee even though it was really gettin on my tits when used cos it would take a full couple of extra juddery swipes to come to rest. Recently was chuckin it down up here in A/deen so left the intermittent rear wiper on for the length of the journey (took bout 1/2 hour) after a couple of minutes the timing became more regular and now it seems to behave itself when used as a single swipe which im used to doing.
    Hope this exercise sorts yours too!
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Dec 21, 2003]
    I have this problem on my car and was told it was water getting into the mechanism through the seals of the wiper.
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    [Dec 21, 2003]
    all my s3's have had this from new. Audi have set up the rear arm and replaced the blades on more than one occasion.
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    [Dec 23, 2003]
    Mine was stuttering slightly, I left it on for half an hour of so whilst washing the car.....now seems completely cured /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Mine was working perfectly till I read these posts-now all over the place !!! Spooky. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/froggie_red.gif
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    mine used to do that, but it went away after a week or 2 and now works fine
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