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Old 02-05-2011, 10:14 AM
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Default stuck wipers.

well i had stuck wipers the other day, i leave them 1/2 way swept up the windsheild and under the drivers side i have a 2'x2' rubber-backed carpet mat. then when i leave early in the morning, i have a big clear square to see out from, also works good when there is freezing rain. wen to go to work the other morning and the wipers stayed where i parked them, tried helping them out by grabbing them by hand but they wouldnt budge. i could see the volt guage dip every so often, so i knew they were trying to work.the truck hadnt been driven for a few days, we had a real fine snow, then freezing rain, then more snow. the cowl area where the wiper linkage is was filled up with slush, it melted a little and refroze. i heated up some winshield washer fluid and poured into the cowl. thawed it out and works fine now.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: stuck wipers.

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Old 02-05-2011, 11:05 AM
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well i had stuck wipers the other day, i leave them 1/2 way swept up the windsheild and under the drivers side i have a 2'x2' rubber-backed carpet mat. then when i leave early in the morning, i have a big clear square to see out from, also works good when there is freezing rain. wen to go to work the other morning and the wipers stayed where i parked them, tried helping them out by grabbing them by hand but they wouldnt budge. i could see the volt guage dip every so often, so i knew they were trying to work.the truck hadnt been driven for a few days, we had a real fine snow, then freezing rain, then more snow. the cowl area where the wiper linkage is was filled up with slush, it melted a little and refroze. i heated up some winshield washer fluid and poured into the cowl. thawed it out and works fine now.
if it was a Gm, you would probably have to change the wiper motor as well as the arms and your ABS light would be on because somehow on GM vehicles, odd things are linked together wiper=ABS=GM FAIL lol
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