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I have a wiper linkage problem on a volvo 960. The passenger side wiper does not work. The linkage cable broke but the AA guy fashioned another one. There is a small plastic wheel round which this cable is supposed to go. However after a few sweeps of the wipers the cable comes off the wheel and the passenger side wiper stops working again. Any ideas on how I can keep the cable from slipping off? Or a repair write up online that I can try? Thanks.

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Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 volvo 960 windshield wipers stalling out

Took the car to a local garage and the tech found a loose connecting rod on the gear box of the windshield wipers.
The tech was very nice and repaired the wipers and didn't charge for the repair.
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Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Hi - had the same problem with mine last year - turned out to be a sticky relay. You can probably hear it clicking with each wipe. These are well over £20 from the dealer, around £5-10 from a breaker, or if you like a challenge (like me) you can unclip the plastic cover off the relay and lightly dress the contacts with a nail board! Good luck.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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Remove the wiper arms amd the panel between the hood and the windshield. There are teflon bushings on the actuater arms that wear out, they are cheap and available from the dealer but can be tricky to install because of the limited access.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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had the same problem on my 97. your going to have to take off the cowl covers. to do that youll have to remove your wiper arms.

where the arms connect to the car there should be a little circle centercap looking thing, that just pops off with a flathead screw driver. theres a bolt behind that, match it up with the correct socket and remove that. put the arms in the up position as if your cleaning your windsheild, this releases the tension of the arms on the shaft there sitting on. then simply wiggle them loose until they come off.

the cowl covers are the black covers between the back of the hood and the windshield, there should be a few plastic rivets holding them in place, drill those out which is very simple doesnt take a strong drill, then remove the weather strip from the base of them underneath the hood which will just pull out, then remove the covers and youll be able to see the motor and all linkages. mine broke where the motor connects to the links in the middle. get the part from the dealer not a wrecker, reason being is that these cars had a recall on them for a bad seal, what happens is that water gets in the balljoint like seal forces the grease out and causes the links to seperate. the dealer has the corrected parts the wrecker may not. vice grip needle nose pliers work best for attaching the links, then install everything the reverse of removal, youll also need to get replacement plastic rivets for those cowl covers its cheaper to get those from car quest should only cost you 2 bucks. best of luck, takes about 1 1/2 hrs to do depening on where the link broke.

if the links arent broke your motor is probably bad.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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