A few days ago it stormed and I noticed the blades were dragging and being loud. Prior to the storm, I had new blades put on two weeks ago, so I knew it wasn't old blades.
Today I cleaned the blades with alcohol and tightened the passenger nut. This didn't stop the passenger from dragging. The drivers side is great. I loosened the nut a little just in case if I over tightened. I turned the wipers on and the passenger arm stopped moving. It tries to but won't. So I took the arm off and turned the wipers on. The stud or whatever it is it sits on moves perfectly. I put the arm on again, and it tries to move but no dice.
So I went to a junk yard to get another arm. Got it home and it's for the drivers side. Researched a little more and saw to clean the teeth of the thing the arm sits on. Done that, put the passenger arm on and same result.
Called a parts house and explained to him the problem. He asked if it has teeth on it. I said yes but the arm itself is smooth inside. He said I need a new wiper arm because over time the teeth have worn the arm smooth.
So, what's the verdict? New arm or something worse?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 1:49 AM