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Old 10-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Wiper Blade Adjustment Help

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We have a 1999 Damon Daybreak on a workhorse chassis. The passenger side wiper blade goes past the center of the windshield (as seen below)

Can anyone tell me how to adjust these wiper blades?



Thanks in Advance for any help.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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Loosen the small nut near the bottom of the wiper arm,and then you can move it so it is straight.


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We have a 1999 Damon Daybreak on a workhorse chassis. The passenger side wiper blade goes past the center of the windshield (as seen below)

Can anyone tell me how to adjust these wiper blades?



Thanks in Advance for any help.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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If you lift the wiper blade slightly and push it manually, does it feel like it has a lot of play? If so, check the linkage under the hood. Something could be worn or loose. The wiper motor has long arms driving the blades, and it doesn't take much play in the linkage to cause a noticeable mis-alignment of the blades.
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(I apologize now if this is not the right place to post this )

We have a 1999 Damon Daybreak on a workhorse chassis. The passenger side wiper blade goes past the center of the windshield (as seen below)

Can anyone tell me how to adjust these wiper blades?



Thanks in Advance for any help.
At the bottom of the wiper arm you will find a nut you can loosen on the smaller rod. Loosen the nut, grab the wiper blade and turn it so it's aligned with the center window frame. Hold it there and re-tighten the small nut on the smaller rod. Done. Seeya on the road.
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It may be splined shaft

Look for a set of small holes in the sides of the part that attaches to the shaft

Gently lift blade and insert a small nail or hanger wire, now you can remove the nut and the arm will lift off, you may need a tap or 2, if stuck put nut on a couple turns, lift on arm and tap down on nut to free shaft

Now position where it needs to go, tighten nut test and go.

The pin can be left in while parked to keep blade pressure off glass, make a clothes pin label for the steering wheel so you do not forget to remove them
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thank you for the help! We were able to do it exactly as described.


Now we probably need to pick up new blades.

Thank You again Everyone
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Damon Diva.....Check Costco for the wiper blades. They're selling up to 28" GoodYear blades that will fit yours.

Side Note.....You now know how to adjust the blade. You can adjust them so that they sit closer to the center divider between the two windshields so that they're less noticeable. Adjust them closer the same way you corrected the passenger wiper. Once you do, they won't be parallel any longer to the center divider and will hang over the center at the top like it was before you adjusted the passenger blade. This can be corrected by adjusting one of the two arms on each arm assembly. One of the two arms on each side has a bolt that can be released and the arm stretched or shortened which changes the angle of the blade as it aligns to the center divider.
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Damon Diva.....Check Costco for the wiper blades. They're selling up to 28" GoodYear blades that will fit yours.

Side Note.....You now know how to adjust the blade. You can adjust them so that they sit closer to the center divider between the two windshields so that they're less noticeable. Adjust them closer the same way you corrected the passenger wiper. Once you do, they won't be parallel any longer to the center divider and will hang over the center at the top like it was before you adjusted the passenger blade. This can be corrected by adjusting one of the two arms on each arm assembly. One of the two arms on each side has a bolt that can be released and the arm stretched or shortened which changes the angle of the blade as it aligns to the center divider.
Thank You Diplomat Don. I will look for the blades on my next visit to Costco.

This forum is great with such helpful members! Thank You again everyone.
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I have the same wipers. You can buy wiper blade refills anywhere. If you need to replace the entire wiper blade, you can drill out the bayonet clip rivets on any wiper blade and bolt the new ones to the arms.
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You might also try "Rain-ex". Although it doesn't work as well on our discovery as it does on our car and truck, it sure helps keep the wipers from "stuttering". Do not get the so called Combo-cleaner. Get the regular stuff.
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