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Wiper blade over strokes edge of glass and bounces over window seal. Tried to adjust blade but it is keyed into drive.

New blade installed and old ones were longer making the problem worse. I installed new 18" blades but blades sweep too far over the edge of glass and pops over the seal and bounces back as the blade returns. i tried to adjust the blade at motor mount but it is keyed into drive unit.

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Hello, from the sound of things you need to readjust your wiper blades. If they dont go all the way down you need to take them off at the windshield and reposition them closer to the bottom of your windscreen. They should then work fine. I hope this helps.

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