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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Front wipers - it all goes a bit limp wristed Reply with quote

Navigating the deluge this morning and the driver's side wiper suddenly throws a wobbly, stops working in tandem with it's best mate and promptly has a little rest. Permanently.

I'm assuming it's not the motor which no doubt means it's some annoying £600.00 clip or some such? And naturally will require 15 hours labour plus the engine out to be rectified. Yep thought so.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relay?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be way simpler and just be the nut on the spindle that's come loose.

Flip the plastic cap up and check the nut for tightness.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....... yeah that .......
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Wipers Reply with quote

dommorton wrote:
Could be way simpler and just be the nut on the spindle that's come loose.

Flip the plastic cap up and check the nut for tightness.


Hopefully it is just that but it may be the connecting mechanism has failed. The drive arm extends from one wiper to the other with various pins, possibly one has sheared and hence loss of movement.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
....... yeah that .......


Hand No excuse for loose nuts. Just hope the splines aren't knackered. Is the widget present Dont know

So far you're the only person to have used the wipers in anger except the MOT testers to check the washer jets Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers gents I'll give the wiper nut a go. The linage sounds very plausible as I've just taken a look at the PET diagram.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumb Those wiper nuts need to be as tight as a monkey's foreskin what
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Thumb Those wiper nuts need to be as tight as a monkey's foreskin what


Alas I have no monkey to use as a reference, but tight my nuts shall be!

The widget is indeed in-situ. However non-standard Bosch wiper blades mean that it needed some coaxing to fit Surprised

And as for using my wipers, well I can practically hear the sharp intakes of breath as fellow 933 owners read those words. Shocking.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used mine in torrential rain Sunday coming back from Classics at the Castle Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

........ Dom is still in recovery mode ...... Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
........ Dom is still in recovery mode ...... Floor


Car still dirty in the garage Surprised

It is at least dry as the dehumidifier sorted that
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had your windscreen replaced recently? Autoglass et al do not correctly tighten wipers after replacing glass in fear of damaging prestige cars, apparently.
 
  
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