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Old 08-18-2015, 12:04 AM   #1
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windshield wipers

my motor works but the wiper spins on the spindle no matter how hard I tighten the allan set screws

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Old 08-18-2015, 12:42 AM   #2
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my motor works but the wiper spins on the spindle no matter how hard I tighten the allan set screws
Remove the wiper arm from the spindle and you will likely find the spline grooves on the stub are worn away. Check inside the slide on end of the wiper arm too New stub, or whole new assembly is probably required.

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:37 PM   #3
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I had the same problem on my VW van about 35 years ago. I applied JB Weld to the shaft and tightened things up. It was still working 7 years later when I sold it. YMMV.

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Old 10-01-2015, 07:17 AM   #4
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we had the same problem and discovered the screw had been threaded from the wrong side (left to right vs rght to left). simple fix - move the screw to the other side!
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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You stole my thunder, Montenido. At the price of wiper wiper motors, it might be cost effective to consider commissioning machine work if the JB doesn't do it.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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I have no wipers and hardly miss them at all.

Rain-X and other such stuff has generally positive effect both inside and outside. When I was in college w a 57 VW .. I used a small pouch of BullDurham tobacco to wash down the windshield. Dipped it in a puddle getting it wet before application. Works amazingly well.


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