cadey110 Registered User
#1

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!!

Anan1 Registered User
#2

Try thoroughly cleaning both the wiper blades and the windscreen?

jameshayes Registered User
#3

Washing up liquid. Loads of it. Then some WD40

biko Arbiter
#4

Clean the windscreen and wipers with pure white vinegar. Put a cup of it in the washer reservoir too.

cadey110 Registered User
#5

Magnus said:
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.,

kermitpwee Registered User
#6

Ya i'm having the same problem. I bet yours are Bosch?

cadey110 Registered User
#7

kermitpwee said:
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.

kermitpwee Registered User
#8

cadey110 said:
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.

8vjohn Registered User
#9

Did you change the blades or the whole arm?

_Kaiser_ Registered User
#10

cadey110 said:
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.

#11

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.

mickdw Registered User
#12

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?

The-Game Registered User
#13

Does the vinegar not rot the rubber on the blades??

Hal1 Registered User
#14

I was just looking at a site offering usefull info, then in a section on car tips it had;

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



Taken from here.




WestWicklow1 Registered User
#15

Hinge the wipers off the windscreen. Start them up. Are they still squeaking?

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