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Wiper Mechanism

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by Mat, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Mat

    Mat Guest

    Fist off all, i'm on mobile phone.

    Just got in. Wipers worked fine as i tested them before goin out. Just before gettin home, i went to use them, drivers one moved up and stayed in place. It didn't wipe back down.

    Just got in and i can hear what sounds like the motor, but the wiper ain't movin. I can also move up and down freely, unlike the passenger one which is solid as it should be.

    Gonna have a look tomorrow. Suggestions please.

    Cheers,

    Mat
     
  2. ian_cupra

    ian_cupra Guest

    come on mat, dont be silly, you must know whats wrong

    obviously motor is fine
     
  3. Riko

    Riko MURDER WAGON

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    probly tried turnin them on when frozen, broke the thread on the arm?
     
  4. truCido

    truCido Race Lupo in progress...

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    Check the bottom of the arm for a nut :)
     
  5. ian_cupra

    ian_cupra Guest

    as soon as you look, it will be obvious! you fool mat
     
  6. Mat

    Mat Guest

    Sorted! Didn't even have to use any tools.

    Pulled away the rubber seal (might leave it off to hear more woosh from DV :cartman:), then remove some of the scuttle panel...

    Basically, the arm that connects the 2 wipers together, had come off the drivers one. No nuts or anything, just push the drivers wiper into the recess in the arm :D

    God I'm good!!!

    :roflmao:
     
  7. ian_cupra

    ian_cupra Guest

    told you it would be simple!
     
  8. Mat

    Mat Guest

    It was easier than doin the alphabet!

    Now how's that go again?

    ABCDFEHG......

    Damn! Something is wrong there!
     
  9. Blucupra

    Blucupra Full Member

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    Had the same problem a while ago, in my case the part where the two stalks come together was worn out. I had to replace one part of the stalk mechanism coming from the wiper motor
     
  10. RUM4MO

    RUM4MO Active Member

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    This is a known early expensive failure on some GM cars - ie Vectra and Signum, one trick is to cover the ball end with plastic sheeting to slightly increase its size to take up the wear on the socket end - then loosely fit two cable ties over "the lot" to kind of support and encourage the socket to stay on the ball.
     

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