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Windshield wipers on 99 Jetta TDI working, but barely...sluggish

Hi...Our windshield wipers just barely work. When my hubby gets the RPMs up, it seems to help, but still not normal. We've had the wiper motor replaced (twice), so it seems unlikely that its the same thing. What should we be looking at as potential problems?
If its a relay, how do you know if its bad? Do I test, check for continuity, voltage, amperage, resistance? Is there any way to test for the problem without simply replacing any component it might be, unless its a cheap component (are there any cheap components on VWs?)

Winter is upon us, and I appreciate any suggestions...we're at a loss, and so is our mechanic (who isn't as familiar with VWs and diesels as we'd like). Thanks in advance!!!! Sandy

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  • coupesis2006 Dec 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem I have an 03 VW jetta 1.8t and i looked to see if the arms are rusted and they are not and a new motor was put it less than a month ago and it still is not working! I think that this weekend I am going to take the car to the VW dealer and see what they can come up with if I hear anything that will help I will make sure i get back on to let you know what the problem was! ~KIM~

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Hi,

Probably the wiper arms are rusted,,open the engine,take our the wiper arms and oil them a bit, should help i believe. Cheers. Tamer

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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