1999 Suzuki Vitara

Tiny
ICDMAN
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  • 1999 SUZUKI VITARA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 66,000 MILES
My wipers are making a squeaking sound on the left side. Not the blades, they're new.

Coming from under cowell. 3 bolts holding the wiper bracket on. Anyone evr have this prioblem and how do I fix it without repalacing wiper motor and all?

Thank you. Icman
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 7:34 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Icdman,

It most probably is from the linkages pivots. Lift up the wiper arm and try to move the arm sideways to check for excessive sidepaly. If it moves more than 1/8 of an inch, the pivot is worn. Some oil onto it might work but it is not going to last and it can affect the wiper speed.
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 10:30 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info. It is the pivots. Have to order the whole nine yards from the dealer, can't just buy a pivot. $100.00! Ain"t life grand.

Do you know how difficult this is to repair?

Thx.
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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The labor time is 0.9 hour so it shoudl not be that difficult.

Our database do not have the replacement procedures so I am not able to provide any diagrams.

Start with removing the wiper arms.
Loosen the pivot holding bolts.
Remove the wiper motor if necessary.
Disconnect from wiper motor by prying the link off with a long nose plier. DO NOT remove the motor central nut for holding the arm.
Remove and replace, note inital position of link.
Before plugging back onto the wiper motor, manually push the to and fro to confirm the links are seated correctly.
Reinstall motor and do not install wiper arm yet.
Turn ignition switch on and then turn wiper on, ensure movement is smooth with no abnormal noise.
Turn of wiper and let the motor stop before turning off the ignition switch.
Install wiper arms according to the resting position.
Retest the wiper arm movements and redjust the wiper arm if necessary.
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 7:16 AM

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