[V8] wiper arm issues
pdlord at talent.com.au
Sun Apr 24 20:54:15 EDT 2005
This one has got me beat. I spent 3 hours on this yesterday, still
couldn't find what is wrong.
The problem is that pass side arm rubs against the bonnet when
opened/closed. I see from the wear on both the arm and bonnet that this
has been happening for some time. Also the receipts from the previous
owner, a recent 'adjust bonnet' item from his mechanic and spanner marks
on the painted bolts suggest an attempt has been made to fix it.
So I bought a new pass side wiper shaft and pulled the plenum chamber
cover off, to see that the wiper shaft was not worn at all. In fact, I
can't see anything wrong with the whole assy except that when you put it
all back together, the arm rubs. Passenger side only, just on the pivot
point where the arm lifts off the screen. There is some adjustment where
the wiper assy bolts onto the nylon bushing (which is clipped in to a
metal tang, which is welded in under the screen), but I adjusted it every
which way and it made little difference. Even tried bending slightly the
assembly on the pass side to help it clear the bonnet. No luck.
As you may know, this is a RHD V8, but I would imagine the principle
would be that same, just mirror image for LHD.
Anyone had this problem? Only thing I can think of is to try adjusting
the bonnet, but it already sits slightly proud of the pass side guard,
probably as a result of being adjusted before.
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