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My mk4 golf wiper arms are stopping in the middle of the screen many

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Its most likely the wiper mechansim which rusts and jams. You need to take off the wiper arms by removing bolts and pulling off (quite hard). You then take plastic cowling off the car, start with a small knife passenger side and lever off, the rest will unclip as you pull. You will then see the mechanism. It is removed by 3 bolts, unhook the motor and pull the mech out. You will then see which parts are stiff and use a bit of WD40. You may have to take the whole thing apart and clean with wire brush. I tried but still didn't work so had to buy one from a scrap yard.

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Windshield Wiper Motor could be causing starting and stopping where it feels like: REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Remove the water shield fasteners 91226p14.jpg
Fig. 2: Using a suitable pry tool, lift up the base of the clip while turning the head 91226p13.jpg
Fig. 3: View of water shield retaining clip 91226p15.jpg
Fig. 4: Removal of the water shield weather stripping 91226p16.jpg
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Fig. 8: Removing the wiper motor and linkage assembly 91226p39.jpg
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  4. Disconnect the wiring and remove the bolts to remove the motor from the frame. To install:
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