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Old 08-22-2019, 06:22 AM   #1
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Wiper arm adjustment?

Does the 2 bolts bolted to the body adjust the arm?

Drivers side seems to be catching the wind and extending to far and hitting the windshield when on at highway speeds.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:53 AM   #2
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Yes and no.
To adjust remove the large nut, you will find a splined shaft, pry the wiper arm off the shaft and rotate it maybe one spline, put it back on and tighten the nut.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:24 AM   #3
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I cannot see clearly in your pictures, but on my MH, the two arms have the ability to adjust their lengths. Each arm has a small nut/bolt that allows the arm to be extended or retracted, thus changing the angle of the blade relative to the center post (adjustment of the narrow arm), and how far the blade will go toward the outside edge of the windshield (wide arm). This is in addition to adjustments made by the mounting bolts, as mentioned.


From your photo, moving both arms on the mounting pivots will place the driver's side wiper closer and lower to the center post. That should place both blades the same distance from the center, at rest, and keep the driver's side from extending too far over the edge during the outward cycle. If you have the arm length adjustments, you can tweak the angle of the blades so they are parallel to the center post when at rest.
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Upon closer inspection I guess the drivers side must have excessive play in it somewhere. Its hitting the center rubber section between the windshield even with the above gap when parked.
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Upon closer inspection I guess the drivers side must have excessive play in it somewhere. Its hitting the center rubber section between the windshield even with the above gap when parked.
I read another thread regarding the wiper arms on a single pane windshield where the arms rest horizontally, parallel to the bottom of the windshield. From that thread, it was stated that the arm has essentially a "one time fit" on the grooved lug of the shaft, and once the arm has been removed from the shaft, the grooves in the arm socket are widened and the arm becomes loose and will not hold its position.


Don't know if that applies to your situation, or if you've ever removed or adjusted the arm on its pivot. You might try removing the cap covering the mounting nut and gently move the arm, by hand, and see if there is any movement while the nut remains stationary.
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I have a 2003 Challenger. My wipers had a lot of play in them. I kept moving the wiper arm on the mounting post at the bottom of the arm to get it to sweep the windshield properly and I still could not maintain wiper alignment. I finally found that the bolts for the whole mount for the wipers and wiper motors assembly was loose. This assembly is behind the firewall and inside under the dash. New bolts on the assembly allowed me to finally align the wipers.
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In the 'wiper' world, those pivots are called transmissions....
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