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24-11-2009, 15:55   #1
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Squeaky Wipers

Hi all, I drive a 06 Land cruiser and have had squeaky wipers for a while now. I thought that when I replaced them that the problem would go away but I put new ones on today and they are still squeaking. Any ideas on whats causing this? Its doing me nut in at the minute!!
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24-11-2009, 16:00   #2
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Try thoroughly cleaning both the wiper blades and the windscreen?
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24-11-2009, 16:02   #3
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Washing up liquid. Loads of it. Then some WD40
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24-11-2009, 16:09   #4
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Clean the windscreen and wipers with pure white vinegar. Put a cup of it in the washer reservoir too.
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24-11-2009, 16:10   #5
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Clean the windscreen and wipers with pure white vinegar. Put a cup of it in the washer reservoir too.
Cheers Magnus, I just put on new wipers today and am still having the squeaking. I will try the vinegar tho.,
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24-11-2009, 16:16   #6
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Ya i'm having the same problem. I bet yours are Bosch?
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24-11-2009, 16:18   #7
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Ya i'm having the same problem. I bet yours are Bosch?

Spot on. Did I make a bad choice? Picked them up in Halfords cos I didnt fancy the look of their own brand.
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29-11-2009, 12:01   #8
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Spot on. Did I make a bad choice? Picked them up in Halfords cos I didnt fancy the look of their own brand.
Bosch aint cheap but every set I buy of them squeak! I try to avoid them if I can now.
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29-11-2009, 13:05   #9
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Did you change the blades or the whole arm?
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Spot on. Did I make a bad choice? Picked them up in Halfords cos I didnt fancy the look of their own brand.
I bought a set of their own brand wipers a few weeks back and haven't had any problems so far.
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29-11-2009, 13:25   #11
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Bit of a long shot given that it's a reasonably new car; but is there any chance it could be the linkage/motor/etc? A friend of mine once tried several sets of blades before discovering that it was the one of the links squeaking. A bit of grease sorted it out.
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29-11-2009, 13:58   #12
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Ive never known a new set of blades to squeek as long as the angle of attack to windscreen is correct.
Did you fit just the rubber or the actual blade?
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29-11-2009, 14:00   #13
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Does the vinegar not rot the rubber on the blades??
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29-11-2009, 15:51   #14
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I was just looking at a site offering usefull info, then in a section on car tips it had;

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To stop windscreen wipers squeaking rub a slice of apple onto the blades.
Contributed by Andrew Atkinson


Taken from here.





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29-11-2009, 16:09   #15
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Hinge the wipers off the windscreen. Start them up. Are they still squeaking?
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