My Windshield wipers won't properly come down to the hood
The wipers are still working but both wipers won't come down to the base of the hood. Instead they sit at an elevated angle when not turned on. I'm inquiring if this is a wiper motor probelm or perhaps a wiper arm probelm. All theroies are greatly appreicated. Thanks
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For the Honda civic 2006, a 24 inch windshield wiper is needed for the passenger side and 28 inch windshield is needed for the driver side.------------------------------------------------------------------------ ELM 327 1.5V USB CAN-BUS Scanner
The wiper motor on a Volkswagen is an electric motor connected through a drive linkage to the wiper arms. Windshield wipers are an integral feature for operating a motor vehicle safely. If your wipers are not functioning, or seem to lack the speed or power they used to have, the wiper motor should be removed and replaced immediately .
The wiper motor on a Volkswagen is located directly underneath the plastic cowl cover. The cowl cover is located directly below the windshield.
Begin by removing the wiper arms by prying off the covers at the base of the arms and removing the nuts that secure the arms to the drive shafts. Label the passenger and driver arms so they can be installed in the same positions. They are not interchangeable. Remove the rubber hood to cowl weather seal. Unscrew the plastic fasteners from the driver's side of the cowl cover, then remove this half of the cover. Remove the fasteners from the passenger's side cowl cover and remove this half of the cover. Disconnect the windshield wiper motor wiring harness by separating the plastic wiring connector. Remove the three bolts that secure the wiper motor to the vehicle's body. Pull the motor slightly away from the body, then remove the nut that connects the motor shaft to wiper linkage. Remove the motor.
Place the new wiper motor into position in the cowl and reconnect it to the wiper arm linkage. Then reinstall the three retaining bolts. Reconnect the plastic wiring connector to the wiper motor wiring harness. Place the cowl covers into position below the windshield and reinstall the plastic fasteners that retain them. Reinstall the rubber hood to the cowl weather seal. Reinstall the wiper arms in the same position you removed them from, along with the wiper arm retaining nuts and lower wiper arm covers. Turn the windshield wipers on and test for proper operation. If the wiper blades slap against the bodywork surrounding the windshield, loosen the nuts that connect the wiper arms to the shafts and adjust.
Hood light on ????? hood ajar light ! Could be the switch . But without testing this would be a guess . Do you know how to test automotive electrical circuit's ? Do you know anything about automotive electronic's ? BCM - body control modules ( computer ) The first diagnostic procedure would be to hook up a factory or a professional scanner an check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's in the BCM .
Wiper/Washer System Components
The Wiper/Washer System consists of the following components:
• Windshield wiper/washer switch
• Body control module (BCM)
• Wiper PCB relay
• Wiper high PCB relay
• Windshield wiper motor
• Windshield washer fluid pump
• Windshield washer fluid level switch
• WPR fuse 25 A
• WSW fuse 10 A
Your best bet , take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop. Nothing you can do without knowledge an proper diagnostic equipment .
I have the same problem with a 2001 Legacy wagon. The problem is not as simple as the solutions above. Mine are adjusted to park as low as possible when turned off. Even so, the blade on the drivers side goes all the way off the windshield. The Subaru dealer wants to replace the whole wiper blade transmission for about $450. Looking online it seems to be interconnecting arms and pivot points that connect the motor to the wiper blade arms.
if you have only one wiper arm moving then your wiper linkage is broken i get used wiper linkages from the auto recyclers to remove the old one you have to remove the 2 wiper arms raise them up and slide the little clip out to hold it upright either pry or wiggle the arm off then undo the screws for the grill under the wiper arms while the hood is raised undo the bolt on the wiper motor etc. replace the part and put everything back together you may have to try putting the wiper arms on a few times until it doesn't hit the edge of the windshield and retracts down properly $40 (Canadian) for used parts if you do it yourself $90 - $130 in new parts maybe $140 - $200 in parts and labor to have someone else do it
How to Replace Wiper Blades Guide (Typical): Potential tools needed to replace wiper blades:
Flat blade screwdriver (small)
Small nosed pliers
Latex or vinyl gloves
To replace wiper blades theactual action of replacing the blade is no big deal, it's the locationof the blade down below the hood that can make it difficult though.Sometimes it helps to open the hood to gain access to the wiper blades.Other times it is helpful if the wiper blade is somewhere in the motionline of wiper action. The trick is to get the wiper to stop somewherein the wiper arc. Turn the wipers to the on position and allow thewipers to start, and then shut the key off when the wiper has arrivedin a desirable position on the windshield. To replace your wiper bladesplease follow the step by step instruction below. Also, watch the How to replace wiper blades video below to gain additional information. The method in which the wiper blades are attached will vary slightly.
Step 1: With the hood closed, turn the wiperson, when the wipers are in the middle of their arc turn the key to theoff position. (Note: if this can't be done because of wiper conditionand you want to avoid scratching the windshield please open your hoodto gain access)
Step 2: Locate the mounting clips at the top pivot on the wiper blade
Step 3: Release the clip and remove the wiper arm
Step 4: Match the size of the old blade against the new blade to ensure proper fit and operation
Step 5: Reinstall the new wiper blade and recheck wiper operation
Make sure the wiper blades are the same size as the original blades.
When replacing wiper blades not getting the blade onthe mounting pin completely allowing the wiper arm to become dislodgedand possibly causing damage to the windshield.
Using wiper blades after the blade has failed permanently damaging the windshield by craving scratches in the wiper arc.
Wiper blade can create a chattering noise when theblade is not properly balanced allowing the blade to "flop" back andforth as the wiper direction changes.
I hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.
if the nozzles are not on the hood, they may be in the wiper arms themselves, I have seen them under the vent grille at the bottom of the windshield as well, you should be able to see the hoses under the hood at the base of the windshield