04 SIENNA WIPER PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • sjb0151
  • 2004 Toyota Sienna
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 90 miles

I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna, When the wipers are on they reach what would be the park position, stop for less than second, extend past the park position for an inch or two. Then contine to wipe the windshield. This happens on every wiper stroke. Is there an adjustment.

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 AT 9:10 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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When wiper arms are parked, are they in the correct position or are they too low?

Was anything done prior to this occurring?

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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 2:04 PM
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When wiper arms are parked, are they in the correct position or are they too low?

The wipers are a little high when in the park position. To add a little more detail, on every wiper both wipers go down for an inch or two and the compelte the full stroke.

Was anything done prior to this occurring?

There was no repair work done, however there was a bad ice storm. And the wipers started to act funny after the ice storm.

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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 7:47 PM
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This is weird but seems the wipers are parkied too high and away from original position.

Here are the adjustment prodcedures, readjust and see if it works.

1. REMOVE FRONT WIPER ARM HEAD CAP
Using a small screwdriver, remove the 2 front wiper arm covers.

HINT: Tape up the screwdriver tip before use.

Fig. 13: Removing Front Wiper Arm Covers

2. REMOVE FR WIPER ARM RH
a. Operate the wiper, and stop the windshield wiper motor assy to the automatic stop position.
B. Remove the nut and the FR wiper arm RH.
C. Install the front wiper arm RH with the nut to the position shown in the illustration.
Fig. 22: Installing Front Wiper Arm RH
Torque: 20 N.M (205 kgf. Cm, 15 ft. Lbf)
HINT:
Hold down the arm hinge by hand to fasten the nut.

3. REMOVE FR WIPER ARM LH
a. Remove the nut and the FR wiper arm LH.
B. Adjust wiper arm to desired position and retighten the nut.
C. Install the front wiper arm LH with the nut to the position shown in the illustration.
Torque: 20 N.M (204 kgf. Cm, 14.8 ft. Lbf)

HINT: Hold down the arm hinge by hand to fasten the nut.

Fig. 21: Installing Front Wiper Arm LH

Operate the wiper while running the water or the washer fluid over the window, and check the wiping condition and that the front wiper does not hit against the vehicle body. Readjust if necessary.

Fig. 22: Installing Front Wiper Arm RH

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 AT 11:27 AM

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