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Motors Drivers side window wiper smearing

Discussion in 'General' started by Adam-Mck, 14 Jun 2007.

  1. Adam-Mck

    Adam-Mck New Member

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    Hi i have a toyota yaris 2001. for some reason the drivers side window wiper is smearing yet the passengers is not. They are both new blades do you think its a crap made blade?
     
  2. WireFrame

    WireFrame <b>PermaBanned</b>

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    Usually in these cases, I find its not the blade, but the car. Try this:
    1) Take the problem blade off your vehicle.
    2) Sell your car
    3) Buy a new car
    4) Replace existing wiper blade with problem blade
    5) See if problem re-occurs.
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    lol :D

    Try a mixture of vinegar and water and wash your windscreen with it.
     
  4. Adam-Mck

    Adam-Mck New Member

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    why would one sell a car when they have no great amount of money, is about to go to florida for 3 weeks, hence having no money and also got the car for free and it aint in my name but my dads.

    im going to clean the windows with the malt vinger/water mix any ratio?

    im also thinking of getting better wipers champion areo one's
     
  5. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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  6. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Clean it with methelated spirits. It will cut through anything, it takes elbow grease and don't worry if it looks smeared, you just buff it up afterwards.

    Also, toothpaste on a moist sponge works wonders (no I am not being silly, you should try it, I read it in Honest John's telegraph column, it really does work). But i preffer the meths option for the glass. The toothpaste works well on the blades and the screen though :)
     
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    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    humour (AMUSEMENT) noun [hyoo-mer]
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    He's got a great sense of humour (= he is very able to see things as amusing).
     
  8. Adam-Mck

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    how can one know someones sense of humor when you do not know them?

    my head is so fried from drinking to much coffee whilst trying to sort out blackberry connect software onto a o2 XDA orbit and making it talk to the companys BEZ (blackberry enterprise server)
     
  9. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Lift the wiper and slide off the blade. Inspect for any nicks, cracks, or rips in the material that would cause an uneven contact with the windshield. You should always replace both wipers when replacing one.
     
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    Cheers Amon will do tonight
     
  11. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    And clean it with meths and tooth paste (or just meths) in all likeliness there is a waxy residude (or sap) all over the screen. This is what usually does it to me, but if you've been behind a knackered diesel powered unit then there is possibly some oil on there too.
     
  12. WireFrame

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    *Snip*
    Harsh.
     
  13. Soundstorm

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    Go to the dealer and let them align the wiper. If the angle of the rubber hitting the windscreen isn't good, you can get streaks and smears.
    They normally have a tool to measure that angle. Changing the angle is just a matter of bending the arm a little bit ;)

    If that didn't help, it's probably the window that is greasy. Use fairy liquid to clean it and afterwards use regular window cleaner to take away the leftovers from FL.
    Don't use toothpaste, it will scratch the window (microscopic scratches).
     
  14. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I haven't had any scratches from the cheapo stuff from sainsbury's, but colgate whitening does do it lol
     
  15. Rav

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    If the blade is new, and the glass is free of polish or other contaminants then it's possibe the arm is bent, or the wiper isn't fitted correctly.
     
  16. Freedom

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    Dont get washing up liquid on your paint work though.
     
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