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Windshield Wiper Knock[200/1993] posted by remi on
Friday, 12 March 1999, at 8:32 p.m.

Windshield wipers have intermittent knock. At times they become quiet spontainiously and then just as you think they have healed themselves they begin the knock again. If I go in to attempt repair should I bring lubricants or parts? It may stop raining here by Memorial Day but I would just as soon fix this annoying noise.
Remi --
remi


Re: Windshield Wiper Knock[200/1993] posted by Don Foster on
Friday, 12 March 1999, at 9:23 p.m.

Remi --

"...just as you think they have healed themselves..."

No such thing.

It's always possible something under the dash is a bit out of place and intermittently touching the w/w linkage. Or possibly, the w/w motor mounts are slightly loose. Or maybe the "crank" arm on the end of the w/w motor has become loose. Or worse yet, the cables on the linkage are about to send you into the deepest despair.

I'd suggest you get under the dash and snoop while it's knocking -- while it's still able to knock.


Where are you down the Cape? I can suggest an excellent shop about 35 minutes from the Bourne Bridge (mainland side).
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Re: Windshield Wiper Knock[200/1993] posted by Steve Ringlee on
Friday, 12 March 1999, at 10:09 p.m.

Don is right: loose linkage or motor mount. Try starting with the nuts holding the arms on the shafts: they often loosen. On the other hand, you might try changing to a premium washer fluid and see if that helps your knocking problem. Sorry, I couldn't resist...




 


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