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Windscreen wiper problems

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by voitekunsr, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. voitekunsr

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    Hi everybody, i have an issue with windscreen wipers, there are some times, that my wipers simply wont turn on, but when i go outside, and pull them back, and hit to windscreen, they start.?
    Changed relay, nothing changed..
    What else could be the problem?
    Wiper motor are ok, switch is changed.


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  2. Thai-wronghorse

    Thai-wronghorse Active Member

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    Sounds like the motor is on its way out.

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  3. Rich.T

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    Wiper linkage starting to sieze up? Ive had that myself.
     
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  4. Thai-wronghorse

    Thai-wronghorse Active Member

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    I have one available if you want to replace it?

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  5. iammooks

    iammooks Active Member

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    If tapping them or physically moving them makes them start working again, it does sound like something might be seizing. Half the problems I have these days are solved with a bit of grease or some copper slip. If the motor is fine and the relay works, and they work fine otherwise, a bit of a clean and grease will probably solve it. It won't do any harm in any case.


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  6. mty12345

    mty12345 Active Member

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    Motors often exhibit that symptom when starting to fail. They often have certain 'dead spots' from wear, and the jolt of hitting them moves the rotor past that spot and they start working again.
     

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