Strange Wind Screen Wiper Issue

Discussion in 'Modification/ Technical Questions' started by Djaniero, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    As above lads, I've been having a weird wind screen wiper issue for the past few months.

    When I turn my wipers on, unless its pouring down with crazy amounts of rain or I press the wiper washing button to cover the window with screen wash, my wipers make an annoying sound.....almost as if the wipers are sticking to the window as they move opposed to moving smoothly.

    I have cleaned the window numerous times, used glass polish etc. I have also changed the wiper blades twice, but still seem to have the same issue.

    Any ideas of how to resolve it?

  2. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    Have you tried wd40 yet :p

    Clay bar or isopropyl alcohol will have it like new again :)
    Shity cheap blades are little use after a day too, I always use Bosch blades.

    Also lift the arms and see what way they move in case it's a linkage issue :cool:
  3. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User + wd40 yet man.

    Where do you get Bosch blades from? That could be my issue as these are just local factor blades.
    Will check the linkage also:cool:
  4. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    Get mine from my local factors bud :) normally about 6 quid a go
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  5. Jay

    Jay Admin

    If you don't have any joy with the blades check the wiper linkages are moving freely. If they haven't been greased then it's probably overdue at this point. You need to remove the arms and plastic scuttle panel for access. Would be the perfect opportunity to freshen the arms up with some matt black and check the springs are rusted out of them.
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  6. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    How do I access the linkage Jay? Do I just remove the arms and grease the splines?
  7. Jay

    Jay Admin

    Screws hold the plastic scuttle panel on. Remove this and you will see the 10mm bolts holding the linkages.

    Remove these so as they are loose and pry them from the wiper motor. you can then carefully remove and inspect the linkage, apply grease to the joints and refit. Or just blast the whole thing in white lithium grease with the wipers going lol.

    Well worth clearing any old leaves and debris from the scuttle area whilst you have access. Especially on the EP91 as they can leak into the cabin around the blower motor intake.
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  8. Calum122

    Calum122 Registered User +

    I have Bosch blades on my mk1 mx5 and the squeal from them is horrific!
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  9. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    That's probably just your mx5 squealing bud :p
  10. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    Managed to finally get around to doing this, earlier Jay.
    The linkage was bone dry so lubed it up nicely.
    However, I seem to have the same issue with the noisey blades still.... The scuttle panel on the drives side no longer sits flush against the windscreen either :( lol FFS.
    I ran out of day light, but will have another look at the weekend.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2020
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