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Old 08-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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windshield wiper skip

We have a fleetwood Providence slit windshield and the drivers wiper will jump off the glass (skip) and then finish the sweep when going above 40 mph. How can i repair this? tryed new wipers no better. Looked at adjusting arm but no idea how. thanks John

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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It usually means that the "spring" in the wiper arm has lost some tension and that the arm needs replacing. I know of no way to "adjust" the pressure on wipers. Personally before every trip I apply "RainX" to the front and I mean also the painted portion. It makes washing the bugs off much easier.

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Years ago I clipped a half inch off the spring and bent a new hook. You could try that until you can find a new arm and replace the whole thing. Or you might find a better spring in a truck junk yard.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Just bend the top of the arm slightly in toward the windshield to increase the pressure.
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Our Providence only does it on the return stroke, drives me nuts.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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lllrob, is right, just bend the arm at the flat part. It will return the tension of the spring with out messing with the spring.

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