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Slow wipers

Try lubricating the linkages as these become quite stiff and slow or stop motor.

Under the bonnet there should be a cover over the scuttle between the engine compartment and the windscreen.

Remove the plastic cover, usually fixed by a rubber seal that seals the engine compartment against the bonnet.

Lubricate and clean the joints on the linkages with silicon spay. As the linkages move freely finish up with a grease spray to provide continuing lubrication. Copper grease spray is probably best.

Reassemble cover.

Probably best to repeat after a few weeks and/or if the wipers slow to ensure that there is continuing lubrication

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Try lubricating the linkages as these become quite stiff and slow or stop motor.

Under the bonnet there should be a cover over the scuttle between the engine compartment and the windscreen.

Remove the plastic cover, usually fixed by a rubber seal that seals the engine compartment against the bonnet.

Lubricate and clean the joints on the linkages with silicon spay. As the linkages move freely finish up with a grease spray to provide continuing lubrication. Copper grease spray is probably best.

Reassemble cover.

Probably best to repeat after a few weeks and/or if the wipers slow to ensure that there is continuing lubrication

Feb 25, 2015 | Audi Cars & Trucks

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Wiper problem 2002 ford explorer. Motor energizes, but wipers won't move unless you give them a "shove". How do you access the wiper drive system ? Thanks


it is problem with linkage of motor , you have to lubricate it then try once, but the motor is gone weak so it not pushing that linkage, you just try with lubricating that linkage that connected to wiper motor to wiper arm, if it work you saved your money or do replace the motor assy.

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i have an audi a4 2.5 tdi 52 plate 03 reg, the wiper motor has started moving very slowly sometimes stopping {impossible to drive in the rain} is this just the motor needing replaced?


its not the moto!!!its the part were the wiper arms bolt on through the scuttle panel.you have to take it all out and put it in a bench vice and drill a very small hole in the aloy part so you can get some spray in to it!!once it is freed up fill the hole with grease to stop water getting in it.i did the same thing to an audi a6 a few weeks ago.

Feb 02, 2009 | 2002 Audi A4

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1999 jetta vr6, wipers are very, very slow. i'm assuming it's the wiper motor.... please help!!


Hi,
Before blaming the motor I would check that the linkage mechanism is well lubricated. Have a look under the bonnet - hood near the bulkhead where the wiper shafts come through - you should see the linkage rods there. It may need release spray to start with but grease is what keeps it going. Mind your fingers - that is one powerful electric motor - so don't poke around when the wipers are switched on.
Hope this helps a bit. D

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