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Windshield wiper arms move all ove rthe windshield incosistently

Seems like the windshield wiper motor is loose under the windshield screen..any answers ???

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  • Rick Wysynski
    Rick Wysynski Feb 19, 2009

    when we start up the wipers, they start out ok then sometimes their range moves over to the outside of the windshield and then moves so that they hit the bottom of the windshield on the return stroke..like they gain 4 inches but bang against the outside windshield moulding and then on the bottom of the windshield.

  • Rick Wysynski
    Rick Wysynski Feb 19, 2009

    Thanks alot...just will have to wait untill the snow goes north and a little warmer weather is here. Hope they will last till then.



    quick question..where is the thermostat in a '96 v-6 accord..has two heater hoses to the same block assembly under the throttle body???

  • Stan Moffett May 11, 2010

    do you liv in cold snow climate

  • gpn1
    gpn1 Feb 09, 2013

    the wiper arm moves all over by made on the drivers side only by hand

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Turn your wipers on and turn the key off when the are about 1/4 to half way up on the winshield and try to pull them one way or the other and see if they move
It really sounds like the wiper transmission arm has gotten stripped the only to fix it is to replace trasmission arm assembly you can get them from your local junk yard cheap!
generally where wiper arms push on there is an additiona part you will have to pull off in order to change the wiper arm assembly

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  • Stan Moffett Feb 20, 2009

    follow the upper radiator hose to where it enters the block and the thermostat should be under the housing at the end of the hose





    use this link and it will give you the details and picture of everything step by step this is the best detail that I could give you and it also includes pictures which I do not have



    http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairG...

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