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Old January 29th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Wiper limits

The wipers on my 94 have a small issue, for the most part they work exactly as intended, but for some reason every once in awhile (once every 15 wipes or so) while driving they will continue beyond the limit and the drivers side wiper actually leaves the windscreen and crosses over the weatherstripping to the painted frame. They also tend to slip down the screen when not in use and I go over bumps. Any thoughts as to what may be the cause of this intermittent problem.

I have tightened down the little screws that keep the wiper arms in position on the motors so I have a feeling the root cause is deeper in the motor assembly.

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Old January 29th, 2010, 06:37 PM
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I will add that mine do the same thing with the added interesting feature that they speed up and sweep farther as engine revs increase. I assume this is due to the voltage change or amperage increasing with engine revs. Your might be erratic current or simply a another wonderful "design" feature from Land Rover. In any event the sweep is hardly precise under the best of circumstances.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Well, I guess I can say I'm glad to hear that it is common and you would be absoloutely correct about it happening with engine revs despite my not noticing it before you said something. Hrm...wondering if I can't install a voltage regulator in line and stop it as it is quite maddening. This should be relatively easy, but if anyone has ever done something of the sort please chime in.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:32 PM
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My drivers side wiper does this, too, frequently. I also have problems with the wipers stopping halfway across the windscreen or not going up at all. I believe this is due to a faulty steering column switch, which I intend to replace when I finish the drivetrain project. I've noticed that my wipers also have a bit of play in the arms. I wonder if I should just replace the whole arm.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:52 PM
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Until mine does that, I'll just say that your rides are all on drugs.....or could it be me?

I actually noticed different stopping points of the wipers according to when I shut the off?
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Old February 8th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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I'm having the same problems but my passenger side is so f'd up that I had to remove the whole damn wiper arm. Now I'm with one wiper and it really sucks to be a passenger when it rains or snows.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Clay or anyone else,
How did you remove the wiper arm? I checked my manual and it stated I needed to use a small screw driver to hold the retaining spring in place. Not having much luck with that guidance. Thanks. Rob
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I recently had my truck inspected and the guy threatened to fail me because the wipers did not come to rest within 3" of the bottom of the windshield (apparently that is VA state requirement)...instead they both stop about 5" up. They move in sequence and stop at approximately the same angle/location so I am hesitant to mess with it but is there some simple adjustment that I am missing?
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Old June 4th, 2010, 01:18 PM
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I recently had my truck inspected and the guy threatened to fail me because the wipers did not come to rest within 3" of the bottom of the windshield (apparently that is VA state requirement)...instead they both stop about 5" up. They move in sequence and stop at approximately the same angle/location so I am hesitant to mess with it but is there some simple adjustment that I am missing?
Such a stupid rule, so I guess technically no CJ's or YJ Wranglers are legal to drive in VA?
God i hate what inspections have become... basically the state saying they only want you to drive stock '98 civics
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Old June 4th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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Agreed...almost as good as the "your gas cap doesn't hold enough pressure so you have to buy one from us if you want to pass" line that I also got! Luckily the guy gave me my sticker with the promise that I would fix them before next year!
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The wipers on these trucks just plain suck. I was driving in a heavy rain storm several years back. I had the wipers on as fast as they could go. As I'm driving down the freeway, both arms pop off and get lodged in the front cage crossbar. There was nothing I could do, so I had to drive with my head out the window to see where I was going...think Ace Ventura. I guess I could have pulled over but that would have been too easy.
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Remove the wiper arms (they are splined) and angle them down to get to within 3in. Have it inspected next year, then put them back to where they were.
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I was driving in a heavy rain storm several years back.

What the HELL were you doing driving in the rain with your truck????
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You need to tighten the wheel box for the wiper. It is quick and easy and takes most of the slack out.

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Old June 4th, 2010, 06:07 PM
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LOL, don't the old Ford Broncos have the wipers mounted at the top of the screen?

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Such a stupid rule, so I guess technically no CJ's or YJ Wranglers are legal to drive in VA?
God i hate what inspections have become... basically the state saying they only want you to drive stock '98 civics
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For what it's worth, I replaced my steering column switch and it didn't fix the problem. I'm going to read that LR4x4 thread now.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 06:43 PM
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What the HELL were you doing driving in the rain with your truck????
Believe it or not, it used to be my daily driver but this time I had just blown the head gaskets on my '73 benz and it was the only car I had to drive.
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LOL, don't the old Ford Broncos have the wipers mounted at the top of the screen?
i believe so, i think some really early FJ's and WWII Jeeps too. I'd love to see a VA cop stop R. Lee Ermy in his WWII Jeep...
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Old June 6th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Yes, old Broncos (66-77) have the wipers mounted to the top of the windshield...to make it even better electric wipers didn't even come around until the early 70's so trucks like my '69 had vacuum wipers. Talk about inconsistent (not to mention not synchronized)!
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