Windshield wipers only raise 5 inches before returning
It doesnt seem like theyre getting caught on anything. I try to help them get unstuck, but the motor pulls them back down. Nothing appears to be wrong with the motor from the outside. It sounds normal, its just the wipers will only rise only about 4-5 inches and then return. I can feel torque from the motor on the wipers at all times, forward and back. Sometimes it will "break free" and return to swiping the entire windhield but its seems completely random to me. Anyone else have this prob?
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This is wher the park switch in the wiper motor is going bad. im sorry to tell you its going to get worse and you will need to replace the wiper motor assembly. alot of good one at your local salvage yard for just a few dollars. good luck paul
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Check the wires to your wiper motor. You may have a loose connection. Otherwise your wiper motor may be burning out, or the switch is malfunctioning. Try jiggling the switch in all directions with the wipers on high. I have a feeling its the switch not the motor.
It's pretty easy, you do not need to know the position, the wiper motor always return to it's origin, just activate the wiper motor by briefly using the washer fluid switch for instance, let it finish it's movement. Next, you want to place the wiper arm with the longest blade on the driver side. Now for the height, most car's wiper sit from 0.5 to 1 inch above the base of the windshield so that should be what you're aiming for, if the wiper arms pinion has splines, try to pick the one closest to the windshield but not too close of course and repeat the same steps for the passenger side. Now you should check the wiper arm operation for collision, incorrect height or travel distance and adjust the wiper arm position accordingly. By the way, if you're lucky your windshield may have mark on the base of the tinting of the windshield to indicate the height of the wiper blade
yes undo the nut on the end where the drive comes out of the bodywork of the vehicle ,also try some engine oil on the hinge ,wd40 is fish oil and its great for my arthritic joints but not a lot of use on ,motor vehicles
First, pull on the wiper arm until it raises and locks into the service position. The wiper arm will stand by itself once you raise it past a certain point.
Then find the clip on the underside of the wiper arm (rotate the blade slightly to get to it.
Press the clip in while simultaneously pulling the old wiper blade off the wiper arm. You can then discard the old blade.
Align the new wiper blade with the wiper arm track. Slide it along the track until you hear it click.
Repeat this process with the other wiper blade to complete the replacement of wiper blades on your Highlander.
Return the wiper arms to their normal position against the windshield. Done!
Yes you can adjust them yourself. First you need to check that the wiper arms are not bent. If not, remove the cap at the wiper arm base, under it u will find a nut, remove this nut. you should now be able to remove the wiper arm. (it is comon for caravan wiper arms to be corroded on. If the arm dosen't come off, you may need to heat up the wiper arm with a propane torch. be careful not to melt the plastic cowel under the arm. OR you can use a wiper puller or a battery puller. do not force it, you can break the arm, DO NOT PRY AGAINST THE COWEL OR WINDSHIELD.
Once both arms are off, turn your van on and turn the wipers on. watch the wiper posts, turn the wipers off and watch the wiper posts return and stop in the "parked" position. Turn the van off. Install the passanger wiper arm first, it is positioned closest to the bottom an inch or two above the black cowel. It should be parrallel to the cowel. next install the drivers side wiper arm. it is positioned about 4 inches above the passanger wiper. again running parrallel to the cowel and passanger wiper. tighten the lock nuts down (do not over tighten) wet down your windshield with glass cleaner or windshield washer fluid and test wipers. If they still hit you can lower the passanger one a little or raise the drivers one a little (careful you don't raise the drivers one too much or it will 'jump' off the windshield at the top of the wipe).
good luck, hope this helps.
Hello, Spray some wd-40 etc at the joint that the wiper blade pivots on and then work it back and forth. Sometimes you really have to push harder than you thought it could stand. I hope this helps. CYA, Gator241