# Wiper finish setting...

My wipers are finishing too far against the body parts. Is it possible to adjust the finish point to 'release' the final stop point a bit?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

hi from the uk to adjust n/side wiper arm ? if you look at where the wiper arm is fitted below screen you may have a cap/covering that conseals the nut that fastens the arm to the motor wiper spindle which has a milti spline for adjusting? remove nut and pull up the arm and reposition as to prevent hitting bottom of screen ?? however if your wiper arms are the type without this nut fastening ? then same principle as above for readjusting but you will have to raise the arm verticle and carefully prise the arm off spindle there is a tool for this job and makes it easier it is a wiper arm puller you may be able to borrow or purchase? they cost approx £11 in uk but can be used for multiple other jobs ? so try 1st method you may be lucky ? when you reposition arm tap it on firmly!when you are happy with position ? good luck !

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

if you live near montreal you got yasmine auto at laval they got mostly part of qx4 but it fit for pathfinder if they dont got it usely they can tell you where

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

Sounds like the motor is tired. BUT!check the switch first. variable speed switches fail more often than wiper motors.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

Remove arm(s), put wiper motor in park,(shut off) then re-install arm at base of windshield where they were before,when shut off.(in park position.)

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

there is a recall on them i had the same issue it is caused by the wires being crushed when the trunk colses(im an ex ford mechanic, and ex owner of a focus)

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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Remove the plastic cover, usually fixed by a rubber seal that seals the engine compartment against the bonnet.

Lubricate and clean the joints on the linkages with silicon spay. As the linkages move freely finish up with a grease spray to provide continuing lubrication. Copper grease spray is probably best.

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### 2007 pontiac windshield wipers stopped working and you can hear the motor still runs

Wiper Motor
1. Remove finish caps.
2. Make reference marks for installation and remove wiper arms.
3. Remove the air inlet grille panel.
4. Remove the bolts attaching the wiper module to the plenum.
5. Carefully lift the wiper module out of the plenum.
6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor.
7. Disconnect the clip retaining the electrical harness to the wiper module.
8. Remove the wiper module assembly from the vehicle.
9. Remove the wiper motor.

Wiper module assembly and motor removal
To install:
1. Install wiper motor and mounting bolts, tighten to 40 inch. lbs.(4.5 Nm).
2. Connect the electrical connector to the wiper motor.
3. Connect the clip retaining the electrical harness to the wiper module.
4. Position the wiper module assembly into the plenum.
5. Install the fasteners attaching the wiper module assembly to the plenum, tighten fasteners to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
6. Install the air inlet grille panel.
7. Install wiper arms and align to reference marks.
8. Tighten wiper arm retaining nuts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
9. Install finish caps.

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### Went on a journey in heavy rain last week. Without warning the wipers stopped for a couple of seconds and then continued working fine. When I finished my journey and turned the wipers off, the wiper blades...

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There is a nut under the black plastic bezel that needs to be removed. Here is the complete procedure for you to look at. Its possible that your arm isn't adjust at wiper motor...

REMOVAL
- Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
- Remove the rear wiper arm from the rear wiper motor output shaft. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL / REAR WIPERS / WASHERS/REAR WIPER ARM - REMOVAL).
- Using a small thin-bladed tool, gently pry at the notch in the base of the rear wiper motor output shaft bezel to unsnap the nut cover from the bezel (REAR WIPER MOTOR OUTPUT SHAFT NUT REMOVE/INSTALL). Be certain to take proper precautions to protect the outer tailgate panel and its paint finish from damage during this procedure.
- Remove the nut that secures the rear wiper motor output shaft to the outer swing gate panel (REAR WIPER MOTOR OUTPUT SHAFT NUT REMOVE/INSTALL).
- Remove the bezel and gasket from the rear wiper motor output shaft.
- Remove the trim panel from the tailgate inner panel. (Refer to 23 - BODY/SWING GATE/TRIM PANEL - REMOVAL).
- Disconnect the tailgate wire harness connector for the flip-up glass ajar switch from the flip-up glass latch connector receptacle.
- Disconnect the tailgate wire harness connector for the rear wiper motor from the motor connector receptacle (REAR WIPER MOTOR REMOVE/INSTALL).
- Loosen the two screws that secure the rear wiper motor mounting bracket to the top of the tailgate inner panel.
- Slide the rear wiper motor and mounting bracket forward far enough to disengage the two mounting screws from the keyed slots in the top of the tailgate inner panel.
- Remove the rear wiper motor and mounting bracket from the tailgate as a unit.

2 - OUTPUT SHAFT
3 - TAILGATE OUTER PANEL
4 - NUT
5 - NUT COVER

What you will need to do is to remove the small plastic cap on the wiper arm by prying it off with a screw driver. Then remove the nut that holds the arm onto the shaft. Then get yourself a battery cable puller (from auto parts store) and pull the arm off of the shaft..

1 - SPARE TIRE
2 - WRENCH
3 - FLIP-UP GLASS
4 - PARK RAMP
5 - REAR WIPER ARM
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### I have one wiper that does not work the other stops in the middle of the windshield how can i fix them

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The connection of the arm that moves should be checked for being at the correct angle for parking.
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1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section
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4. Remove or disconnect the following:
• Wiper arm retaining nuts and washers
• Wiper arms
• Weather-strip at rear of hood

• Grill nuts from base of wiper arm shaft
• Grill
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• Wiper motor retaining bolts
• Wiper motor assembly from plenum area

5. If replacing wiper module bushings remove the steel bushing first then the rubber grommet
6. Remove the wiper motor from the transmission assembly
To Install:
1. Install or connect the following:
• Wiper motor to transmission assembly NOTE: If the wiper module bushings were replaced install the rubber grommet first then the steel bushing.
• Wiper motor to plenum area
• Wiper motor retaining bolts; torque to 44 lb-in. (5 Nm)
• Electrical harness connector to the wiper motor
• Weather-strip at the rear of hood
• Grill
• Grill nuts to the base of the wiper arm shaft
2. Install the wiper arm assemblies at the marks made during removal or at the PARK position if a new wiper motor is installed
3. Install the wiper arm retaining washers and nuts; torque to 9 lb-ft. (12 Nm)
4. Install the wiper arm finish caps
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Try to run the motor without the wiper arms tightened down and turn it off so it can cycle down to its rest state. Then install the wiper arms.

Make sure, that the car's windshield wiper wiring is correct for this motor.
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Wiper Arm & Blade Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
CAUTION
When the wipers are parked (off), the driver’s wiper arm must be above the passenger’s wiper arm.
1. Remove the clip holding the outside end of the wiper arm cover to the arm.
2. Lift the arm cap up to expose the nut.
3. Remove the wiper arm mounting nut.
4. Using a suitable two jaw puller, remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot.
To Install:
1. Verify that the wiper motor and linkage are in the parked position.
2. Place the wiper arm in position over the wiper pivot.
3. Install the nut to hold the wiper arm to the wiper pivot. Torque nut to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). CAUTION
Make sure to tighten the wiper arm nut properly.
4. Push the arm cap cover down.
5. Secure the clip holding the cover to the wiper arm.
Rear To Remove:
1. Lift and hold the wiper arm away from the rear window.
2. Lift the lock securing the wiper arm to the pivot.
3. Slowly release the wiper arm so it rests against the lock.
4. Remove the wiper arm from the pivot.
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1. Install the wiper arm on the pivot.
2. Pull the arm outward and release the lock.
3. Gently release the wiper arm until it rests on the rear window.

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Well, having just dealt with this on our 2000 Lesabre... this is an unfortunate fate for windshield wiper setups...
Basically the knurling on both the male & female portions of the wiper arm's pivot point have worn clean off, or are very close to gone.
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The following solution is my 'get it working now' fix... it's not as official and/or costly as replacing the whole wiper linkage... not to mention how difficult it may be in pulling apart the necessary components to first get at the wiper linkage, and then actually removing it from the vehicle(serious pain on some vehicles)... and then of course installing a new one, assuming you can even find/afford one through the local stealership.
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What I did, which has worked so far:
First, get access to the nut which holds the wiper arm to the pivoting point; there should be a cover or cap which will remove to expose this nut I talking about. Be sure the wiper arm is in a position that you want it in... then tighten that thing(the nut) if it's not already tight - a relative "really tight" is recommended, but do stop short of jumping on the ratchet or wrench. To verify tightness, check that wiper arm for wobble, i.e. semi-gently move/pivot it in all sorts of directions, to see whether it is actually sitting tight up against the pivoting stud that you just tightened the nut down against. I've seen the female/upper part of the wiper body lift & shift around which makes tightening things a bit of a fine tuning process until you manage to get the wiper body low & seated fully onto the pivoting stud part.
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You'll very likely need a super hard drill bit to have success in drilling through the portion of the wiper arm that sits around the pivot-point/stud and into the stud itself some distance.
I'd suggest an 1/8" carbide drill bit(likely not available at your local hardware store, and I don't recall if anything less-hard will work to drill
that stud) acquirable via Use-Enco.com
Once a hole is drilled through the outer wiper arm metal(sometimes even as soft as aluminum, but regularly mild steel), and a good ways into the very hard pivoting stud material, get yourself an 1/8" diameter roll-pin/friction-pin in the 1/2" to 5/8" range and tap/hammer it into your newly made drill-hole. The roll/friction pin is designed to fit tight inside of an 1/8" hole so you won't find it coming out on its own(unless you didn't drill the hole deep enough, or wobbled the drill bit while drilling thus making the hole larger than 1/8").
Roll-pins, like wipers, are typically black so not much should be seen from any casual glance or typical once-over of the vehicle.
The fix should turn out to be(in every ideal sense) an easily disappearing, effective long term fix.
I hope that goes well for you.

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