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Post by rjdutch on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:25 am

Hi,

For the last week or so the rear wiper on my 1996 EFI has been doing one sweep of the rear window, before heading south, off the window to rest somewhere on the metal of the rear door, refusing to return without human assistance. Has anyone else experienced this problem? New wiper motor perhaps? Or is there something more simple?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:51 am

Possibly the little splines on the shaft have rounded off. Take the arm off and inspect the male and female splines.

If they are knackard, you can drill a hole through it and make a pin to hold it - or if your feeling serious make a woodruff key setup.
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Post by rjdutch on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:51 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Possibly the little splines on the shaft have rounded off. Take the arm off and inspect the male and female splines.

If they are knackard, you can drill a hole through it and make a pin to hold it - or if your feeling serious make a woodruff key setup.

Thanks for the advice, I'll take a look at it! Very Happy
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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:33 pm

I know this sounds silly but you have checked the nut is done up I had it come undone on one of my cars.
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Post by rjdutch on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:20 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:I know this sounds silly but you have checked the nut is done up I had it come undone on one of my cars.

With me, no suggestion is silly! I haven't checked it! Thanks Smile
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:50 pm

Your welcome although when it's raining and something just won't work it pisses you off and you don't look done it myself loads struggle home in the dark or wet only to look the following day and it's blindingly obvious. Smile
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Post by Logi on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:53 pm

This may be contagious, mine stopped bloody working today Mad
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:04 pm

Ours has never worked I even got an other wiper motor and it still don't work one day I'll ask for some one to tell me which wires are powered and which should be earth etc.
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by waz on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Hoi rjdutch, you are a jinx mine has stopped working now. Fuses are ok but as far as I can work out no power at the wiper.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:39 pm

Take off the arm and tape over the switch, that'll pass the MOT!!!
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by kentgpz11 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:01 pm

It will probably be broken wires where the loom passes from the body to the tailgate through the rubber grommet.
That's what it was when ours stopped working.
Just find the break in the wire & make good, it's a bit fiddly. Rolling Eyes
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:20 pm

Rear wiper is not part of the mot same as reversing light like I said mine has never worked since we have had it and two testers and three MOTs not even a mention.
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:59 pm

I never knew that, just been and checked it in the mot testers manual and it has no reference to the the rear wiper.

Although I have seen them test it a few times confused
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:42 pm

Thats justr dodgy Cheshire testers looking for a few extra quid off you Exclamation
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Post by neil54 on Wed May 02, 2012 10:08 pm

I believe that if the arm is fitted, the rubber must be in sevicable condition.
Take the arm off, mot solved.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed May 02, 2012 10:13 pm

Ours is really shitty and it's never mentioned never seen a rear wiper tested.
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by Logi on Thu May 03, 2012 5:54 am

The rear wiper is not a testable item, and id guess the op,s MOT is passed now anyway Wink
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by HighlyJetted on Thu May 03, 2012 10:33 am

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_820.htm

if you read the manual, I think it may be open to interpretation cheers
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by Logi on Thu May 03, 2012 1:02 pm

No need to interpret anything, the operative word in the link is " windscrren " nowt about rear window.
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Re: Rear wiper fault

Post by HighlyJetted on Thu May 03, 2012 3:14 pm

I guess that is how you interpret windscreen... maybe the rear window could be seen as the rear windscreen!!

I've had a failure before on the rear wiper Rolling Eyes

The more I read it I bet you could contest it if you did get a fail, and win Laughing
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