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My 1999 villager drivers side ft wiper hits both the windshield seal on the left and plastic cowling on the bottom. The passenger side is jerky. Also wipers come off the windshield at high speeds and/or strong headwind. How can I fix these problems (hopefully cheaply).

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  • Philip Ruehl Sep 16, 2010

    found one on ebay for about $47.00.

  • Philip Ruehl Oct 05, 2010

    Replaced the wiper mec and motor assembly and it fixed the problem. Looking at the old part the arm pivot head (connected to the motor drive arm) must have been cold formed to make the connection. It loosened up and almost came apart. Talk about cheep cheep cheep! They should have used a shoulder bolt and nut. The plastic bushings were only slightly warn and would have lasted another 100k miles. If it happens again I will cut the pivot stud and replace it with a shoulder bolt and nut.

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Replace both the wiperblades and the arms,then before you fit them,
degrease the windscreen with white vinegar,you will "see"a big difference.

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Sorry new mechanism its worn

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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  • Philip Ruehl Sep 15, 2010

    What mechanism?

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    Colin Stickland Sep 16, 2010

    how much i put a complete vehicle in the scrapyard not so long ago ,it had taken a frontaL head on and i had to pay to get it moved

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    Colin Stickland Oct 05, 2010

    thtas what i like that opinion can i fix it better than it was new ,like the attitude because thats what i do and the bigger and better the bodge the better i like it

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