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#1 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 12:12 AM
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Ok .......so Im drivin home tonight and its rainin like krazy so I have my wipers on...no big deal right?......wrong.....I stopped at the gas station and left the car runnin with the wipers on and I get out and hear this clicking/tapping sound at the same speed as my wipers were going....so I investigate the mystery sound and see that the passenger side wiper arm is smakin the shit out of the trailing edge of my hood??? Ive never noticed it cause I dont really like to drive her in the rain....thats why I have a truck.....What I need to know, is, is there any way to adjust the wiper arms so it doesnt do that anymore... The hood opens and closes cleanly and the carfax doesnt say anything about front end damage so I dont think its a maladjusted hood.. Any suggestions would be appriciated.....Thanx once again for your infinate knowledge....
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LOL, that sounds kinda funny.

Sorry. First things first. Did you check to make sure the wiper is securely in place? Did you check to make sure its the right length?

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I had the same problem, ended up being maladjusted hood.......
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I beleive you can adjust the arm, but i'm not sure exactly. I know you have to change the position of the arm for the "oh so rice" one wiper mod. I'll investigate further.

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http://www.se-r.net/electrical/one_wiper.html

This is the one wiper mod for a nissan, but i would imagine they are all similar in the operation.

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heres a pic of where the wiper is hitting .......its a small problem but I dont want it to get worse. If I cant adjust the wiper, how do I adjust the hood so it dont happen any more.......Also....would the hood close properly if it was misaligned???
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Bad pic.....you cant see anything ...heres a edited pic in the red circle is the spot where its hittin
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sorry about the huge pic.......I forgot to resize
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Nothing touch the hood!!?

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right now there isnt.......but when theyre on ......they bounce off the little red dot in the pic........its causing a ding in the paint.......
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The whipering axis are weared out I think. Do not know if there is a ball-bearing in it, or a slide bearing is used.....

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it is just a nut on a tapered splined spindle.

adjustment is easiest with the hood open. remove the plastic cap at the base of the arm to access the nut.

the blade may be frozen in place so you may have to wiggle it like a bugger. you don't have to remove the arm completely, just enough to rotate it a few degrees.

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ok ....took the wiper off to investigate .....seems that the teeth on the inside the wiper arm are stripped .......so I guess its a new wiper arm for me....Thanx for all your help
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