Scraping wipers

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Van
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Scraping wipers

Post by Van » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:40 am

Do we have some knowledge on scraping wipers? Had to do a couple of longer trips in the rain and they are terrible. They're scraping when going up, and I see a pattern indicating they come off a bit when going up. Maybe the springs in the wiper arms need more tension?
after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0

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Re: Scraping wipers

Post by doingitsideways » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:09 pm

Or just new blades needed?

Scraping tends to happen when the rubber hardens over time.

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Re: Scraping wipers

Post by svenska axel » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:57 pm

yes you need to have rubber blades fitted, its just the metal scraping on the window.

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