More van fun, windscreen wiper

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moizeau
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More van fun, windscreen wiper

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Strange occurrence the other day. Operated the wipers to clear some dew in the morning then went to work. Switched the engine off and I could hear a regular knocking from the engine bay. The drivers wiper motor was pulsing a couple of mm's as if it was trying to find it's home position. It must have been doing it during the drive but the engine noise masked it. I gently pushed the wiper down a little and it stopped, I presume I assisted it home. Operated the wipers again with exactly the same result and pushing the wiper down a tad resolved it. Obviously can't do this whilst driving. What are the likely causes? I hope it's not on it's way out because sourcing a RHD RHS wiper in France will be fun. There is nothing obviously obstructing it.
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Re: More van fun, windscreen wiper

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Which one of the vehicles was that?
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Re: More van fun, windscreen wiper

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Sorry, I thought the title gave it away. 2010 Dispatch 16v 1.6HDI
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Re: More van fun, windscreen wiper

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I'd try disconnecting the motor from the linkage, and see if the motor self-parks then.

If it does, I'd have a look for problems with the linkage, eg, wiper spindles seizing up.
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Thanks shtu, could call.
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Re: More van fun, windscreen wiper

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Well, the next day was continuous rain so the wipers were on all the time. When I turned them off, both politely went home so must be a sticky spindle or connecting rod. I'll do as suggested next time they play silly sods.
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