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Title: noisy wipers
Post by: parko on Jul 23, 2017, 20:57:34
shedvette has been standing neglected for nearly 2 years and im slowley getting closer to mot day having got my wipers working on all speeds (poor contacts) but they are noisy as hell i have stripped half the dash/airvents away to grease all the moving parts on the linkage it still really noisy even lifting the wiper arms off the screen to reduce the drag its still the same any ideas anyone?
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: John PH on Jul 24, 2017, 12:31:19
Is that the "OIY OIY" sound that they make? My one's don't do that sound, can't say I wasn't dissapointed.
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: mick on Jul 24, 2017, 20:53:56
Without hearing it bit difficult but maybe dry bearings in the motor ? Have you lubricated the spindle's  ?  Maybe worth dropping the linkage of the motor and see if the linkage moves freely and or is the motor still noisy with it disconnected.
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: scotty on Jul 25, 2017, 15:12:26
Most likely the spindles corroded and starting to seize up. Hard to lubricate but some squirty release or penetrating oil on the spindles might help to free them up. Once free lubricate properly with normal oil. - Scotty 
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: parko on Jul 26, 2017, 21:46:17
thanks for the info ill lube the spindles at the weekend if no better ill take the motor off
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: Bill on Jul 31, 2017, 00:31:55
the motor bearings maybe your issue.

apparently they are the same bearings used in skateboard wheels.

bill
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: Rich Britton on Aug 04, 2017, 14:35:14

  (And fidget spinners then!!!)
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: chevettespecial80 on Aug 05, 2017, 21:11:00
The noise is almost certainly the motor, I have had to change mine 4 times in twenty years!
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: parko on Aug 09, 2017, 22:24:35
does the motor attach to the linkage with just the one bolt?
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: Bill on Aug 11, 2017, 11:04:49
not had one off for ages but yep just the 1 as i remember.
Title: Re: noisy wipers
Post by: chevettespecial80 on Aug 19, 2017, 22:55:10
Yes just the one 13mm nut, when you re fit it make sure it's in the parked position and your wiper arms are in the correct parked position on the windscreen.