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Old 03-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Hey guys my windshield wiper on the drivers side is overextending all the way to the drivers side window and it is causing scratches. Any ideas on what this might be? Maybe the motor?
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Mine did that when i tried the Reflex wiper blades, I switched back to regular structured blades... no problems since.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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I think I know what your talking about. My brother has the same issue, someone told me there is a bracket for the wiper motor that is made of plastic that often breaks and causes it to over "wipe". He said its a PITA which is why I'm waiting till summer to help him fix it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #4
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I think I know what your talking about. My brother has the same issue, someone told me there is a bracket for the wiper motor that is made of plastic that often breaks and causes it to over "wipe". He said its a PITA which is why I'm waiting till summer to help him fix it.
PITA as to replace the bracket yourself?
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:17 PM   #5
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It may not be that complex.
How low does the wiper go when it is at rest?
IF it doesn't go all the way to the bottom, you can just re-index the wiper. At the base of the wiper, you may have a little cap that is covering a nut. Remove the cap, and remove the nut. Pull off the wiper arm and put it back on after you've moved it counter clockwise a touch.

It's not unheard of for the wiper arm to "jump a tooth", if it's got jammed up with ice or something else.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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I'll take a look and get back to you guys. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #7
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Theres a bracket or stop that can break. My buddy's Outback had this issue.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:31 PM   #8
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He said it was a linkage thingermabob
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