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Windshield wipers scrape across the glass making a dry irritating noise. Any suggestions?

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Replace the blades.

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2. I will assume it's just the wipers on the glass. If that is the case you should first try:

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c. Replace the wiper rubbers with new inserts. Make sure you get the correct item for your vehicle.

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