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BobG
 


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2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 XS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3
Wiper knocking noise at return point

Getting driven mad by a knocking/clunk coming from my wipers at the sweep return point(drivers side). Been and done the clean window and rainex, bosch wiper blades fitted less than 1500 miles ago and it didnt make any difference either. Any clues out there?
  
Post #81884919th Jul 2011 9:26 pm
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luvbus
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 XS Manual Lugano TealDiscovery 3

You can try 'twisting' the blade, the idea being the blade changes direction bit at a time rather than all at one which is what causes the 'clunk'.

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Post #81885519th Jul 2011 9:32 pm
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stick
 


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mine has just started doing this - blades only 3km and swapped them round, made no difference. Does the twisting work?
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Post #88248412th Jan 2012 2:45 pm
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Frapp
 


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Im going to twist my Censored s off if they dont stop clunking Evil or Very Mad

New blades 10 days ago, just started playing up
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RRS TDV8 As well

Embarrassingly in for the 2nd round, bought another one

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Post #88257912th Jan 2012 6:36 pm
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Sounds more like the nut has worked loose on the wiper arm and needs adjusting on the spines then tightening up - has happened to me before on D3 and D4 plus I've fixed it on 2 other D3s for others.
 

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Post #88258112th Jan 2012 6:40 pm
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Frapp
 


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Thanks for that, will try in the daylight Thumbs Up
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RRS TDV8 As well

Embarrassingly in for the 2nd round, bought another one

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Post #88258212th Jan 2012 6:42 pm
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yep Mr H - got it in one! Bow down I had worked it out after my post, but by standing and listening. Thing is I don't see any spines, it just seemed to be able to move on the spigot. I have now simply tightened the nut up in the correct place and it seems fixed. Is there no grooves to keep it in place?

(TBH, there was a time skiing at Xmas that it was snowing so hard, by the time I had scraped the whole screen to turn the wipers on, there was quite a bit to shift and i suspect that did the damage Embarassed )
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Post #88267312th Jan 2012 9:03 pm
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You've probably worn of the splines/ridges on the softer metal (Ali) of the arm if it's been loose for a while and may need to get a new wiper arm if tighten it doesn't keep it in place, but the ones on the wiper mechanism are of harder metal so they should be ok.
  
Post #88267612th Jan 2012 9:08 pm
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Discotres
 


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Mine did that and I mentioned it to the dealer when I had my last service, from the 'Blackview' Very Happy it seemed that they took off some kind of plastic shield and fiddled, could have been with my nuts, then tested it squirting water, then put it all back Wink Fine now Thumbs Up
  
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moorman
 


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Left mine in rain sensor mode a few weeks ago - had an early start on a frosty morning started up to defrost and drivers side freed itself but passenger was welded to screen - oh sugar. Manually freed off passenger side and continued on journey but on return trip later passenger side got out of sync and started slapping lower screen and beyond. I was surprised by how loose the nut was - a quick straighten and tighten and good to go.
  
Post #88302713th Jan 2012 8:41 pm
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drip a little threadlock or similar into the nut and wiper spline so that the nut stays tight (not too much tho or you will lock the whole mechanism up)
its a common problem particularly in winter when the ice gives more resistance to the wiper blade
dont leave auto wipers in the on position in winter!!!!!!!!
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