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2004 XC90 wipers won't stop in rest position

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2004 XC90 wipers won't stop in rest position

Post by brunocerous » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:37 pm

Hi all,

My wipers won’t stop in the lowest, horizontal position. When I turn them off, they go to horizontal and then rise approximately 15 degrees when they stop.

Are the linkages bad, or somehow flipped around? And is there a trick to getting the wiper arms off after undoing the 13mm nut? I tried pulling, but they’re pretty stuck on there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, of course!
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Re: 2004 XC90 wipers won't stop in rest position

Post by wanderdüne » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:34 am

I don't know why yours is raising the 15 degrees, but I use a battery terminal puller like this one https://www.amazon.com/OTC-4611-Battery ... B000ZIZ32W to remove the wiper arms and that works good. You can get them at any local parts store too.

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Re: 2004 XC90 wipers won't stop in rest position

Post by brunocerous » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:16 pm

Thanks! I'll give that a try and hope it's just as easy to replace the wiper arms.
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Re: 2004 XC90 wipers won't stop in rest position

Post by abscate » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:42 am

Soak in PB blaster after removing the nut for a week. I have an engine crane. You can borrow back if they are really stuck
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