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Old 07-04-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Urgent problem

I was trying to get a leaf off the windshield that was pinned under the wiper blade drivers side. I turned on the wipers and then as it went to the furthest left position (the wiper) I lifted it up off the windshield.

Well I must have grabbed the wiper too long and it wanted to go back to the right and this caused something to break. Now the drivers side wiper moves very erratically and once even instead of stopping at the edge of the windshield it kept on going and off the windshield. I had to pull over and put it back in the "off" position. this was in the rain and at 60 MPH. at stationary or slow speeds it will go up and down correctly but still in a very odd manner.
it looks like something under the plastic cover might have snapped off but not sure.

We are 650 miles from home and need to come home Sunday. In case we are not able to get it fixed at the saturn dealership and have to drive home, any ideas???

Also, just as a question anyone have an idea what this bill could come to to have what I assume is the driver arm replaced?

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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As always year and model is nice.

Sounds like it is the wiper transmission that is broken. It would need to be replaced. Do you still have warranty on the car?

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Old 07-05-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
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If you can't get it fixed in time, get yourself a bottle of Rain-X and apply it to the windshield. You will not need to use your wipers for at least the next couple of weeks.

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Old 07-05-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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On "some" vehicles, you can loosen the bolt that holds the wiper blade asembly and rotate it so it will align with the window. You have to pull the housing off the spline, rotate it and replace it to fit.

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