Member Since: 16 Jun 2009
Location: West Lothian
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?
Thanks for that, will try in the daylight Member of the carrot crank club
RRS TDV8 As well
Embarrassingly in for the 2nd round, bought another one
12th Jan 2012 6:42 pm
Member Since: 13 Jan 2010
yep Mr H - got it in one! 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 )d4 HSE
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.
12th Jan 2012 9:08 pm
Member Since: 25 Jan 2010
Mine did that and I mentioned it to the dealer when I had my last service, from the 'Blackview' 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 Fine now
12th Jan 2012 9:10 pm
Member Since: 05 Jul 2009
Location: East Anglia
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.
13th Jan 2012 8:41 pm
Member Since: 20 Dec 2011
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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