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1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

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1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by lcc014 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:05 am

Yesterday, my daughter told me that my 855 wiper did not park at lowest position (bottom of windshield) after each wipe.

Wiper motor is "old' (11 years old), wiper linkage is 5 months old, wiper relay is 21 years old (original). When I turned on wipers, they wiped fine the whole range. When I stopped the wipers, they just parked at random position above the bottom of windshield.

So, would it be a losing linkage setup or dying wiper relay ?

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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by MadeInJapan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:37 am

Could be the splines are messed up- this happened to my son's old 850 and even though we used all kinds of things to tighten the bolt on (including blue and red thread lock), that never stayed. The solution was for a whole new transmission out of another car. Hopefully you won't have to go that route, but you will most likely need to look at where the arm is bolted on. I truly don't think it's your relay but I'm pretty sure you can swap another one in to test that- If you can grab a .99 VW relay from a junk yard, you'll also have more control when you use your intermittent setting!
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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by MrAl » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:36 am

Hi,

Not sure if this will help or not, but in my old 88 Hyundai the wipers would do that once in a while, and i'd have to turn them on and back off again to get them to go down all the way. It also helps to WET the windshield if the motor is weak or something because that creates less friction. If it was already wet then of course this wont help.

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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by scot850 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:43 am

Are you talking about the front or rear wipers? As you say you have an 855 (wagon) and only mention wiper, can we assume you mean rear wiper?

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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by MadeInJapan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:13 pm

I was assuming front wipers... LOL
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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by erikv11 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:59 pm

Sometimes the seal around the shaft goes out, then the shaft gets rusty causing the rear wiper to hang up.

Try some good penetrating oil like PBlaster, if that solves it the re-wrap the shaft with self-fusing silicone tape.
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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by lcc014 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:38 pm

It is front windshield wipers. Wiper linkage, as I stated in 1st post, is about 5 months old. So splines are still very new. No slipping happened to both wiper arms. Wiper arm nuts are tight too. I will take the linkage out to check the motor/linkage arm nut.

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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by scot850 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:37 pm

Sorry, but it wasn't clear to me as you talk about 'wiper', anyway, it is likely the arm splines have worn away. Replace the whole wiper arm.

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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by lcc014 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:28 am

I will take a look at the arm splines. Thanks.

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Re: 1995 855 wiper did not park at lowest position on windshield

Post by lcc014 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:59 am

Problem solved. It was the nut that held linkage to motor shaft. It was "loose". I tightened it again along with loctite. Now, it is back to normal.

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