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« on: March 31, 2003, 07:49:59 PM »

Sad I'm a little puzzled about a problem I ran across today with my winshield wipers. As I was driving my wife to work, the weather was horrible, my winshield wipers had a fight becoming tangled with each other. Luckily I was able to stop and untangle them. Throughout the day I used the wipers and periodicall the would click as they passed each other on the way down. These are not original equipment but aftermarket wipers. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this problem.

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2003, 08:12:51 PM »

Jack,

I have heard about this before. I understand that the fix is a shorter wiper blade on one side. If memory serves me correctly, the passenger side blade should be shorter than the driver side one. I might have that backwards tho... Better check with the dealer to see if they have that info.

Perhaps another member here has had this issue and knows of a fix...
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2003, 08:52:03 PM »

Nope all you need are 24's... actually they are 23 1/2 inches (i just measured both of them.

If your still under warranty then take it to the dealer and have them reset the blade housing... It's possible that the passenger side is coming up a bit earlier than driver side.   :blink:

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2003, 09:21:48 PM »

Thanks I'll check with them.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2003, 07:58:58 AM »

I had the same problem with my wipers. I struggled with replacing them and then finally took it to the dealer. The dealership readjusted the wipers.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2003, 09:26:52 AM »

Hi Lisa! Welcome!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2003, 01:06:57 PM »

I just bought some tripple edge wipers the other day and slapped them on. 2 of the 24" wipers and they work fine. must the the housing or whatever cause 24" blades work fine.  B)  
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2003, 07:45:35 AM »

My wipers started clicking the other day in the middle of a down pour on 95S my wipers were on HI!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2003, 08:48:17 AM »

According to the owners manual the driver's side uses a 24" and the pass side a 22"
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2003, 10:54:09 AM »

The 2001 Azteks use 24 inch on both sides.

For 2002-2004 Pontiac has switched to left 24" and right 22".  I believe that there is no change in the actual wiper mechanism, the change just allows for little more variation in alignment before they smack into each other.

 
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2003, 02:13:52 PM »

Can the 2001's just put 2002/4 arms on?
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2003, 04:04:32 PM »

Yes.  Greg rightly points out that the 2001's are specified to use 24 inch blades.  But, if you are having trouble with your wipers, and particularly if you are out of warranty on your 2001... then there is no problem putting a smaller blade on the passenger side wiper.  This will help slight alignment errors from causing the blades to hang up on each other.

Here's another solution:  Use RainX and stop using your wipers completely!  

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2003, 08:03:20 PM »

RainX works well for rain showers but rain storms are another matter.  Of course the wipers aren't too helpful in the latter either.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2003, 07:25:05 AM »

PETERBRIGHT,

Apparently AztekAndrew does not live in Florida!  You are indeed right. Rainstorms, and we mean RAINSTORMS,  are a different thing altogether. And wipers do little in those either. It obscures my navigation radar on the driver's display, too.
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2003, 08:35:31 AM »

I still have my factory wipers and they are 24" both sides.
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