Author Topic: Windshield wiper problems  (Read 390 times)

Offline isoajoe

Windshield wiper problems
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:09:53 AM »
Hello from Finland. I have a problem with my windshield wipers. When i start the wipers they move just about appr 10-15 cm, (5-6 inches) and then they stop. When I stop the wipers they will return to start position. If I help the wipers by hand, they will move. I have changed the vacuum hoses but it didnīt help.... Can anyone tell what to do? what to check?? Thanks...
1955 Coupe De Ville.

Offline Caddy Daddy 55

Re: Windshield wiper problems
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 09:09:13 AM »
Did you try wetting the windshield where the blades make contact?


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Offline South_paw

Re: Windshield wiper problems
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 05:04:03 PM »
You should also lubricate the wiper motor. Attached is a good article about the process.
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

Re: Windshield wiper problems
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 01:52:30 AM »
Interesting article, thank you!

Offline David King

Re: Windshield wiper problems
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 10:08:19 AM »
For cars with check valves, I have the flapper seal that goes inside the manifold/check valve.  Cars with a vacuum pump use this.  The one shown is off a '57, I assume the earlier ones are the same, but compare to yours to be sure.

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