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Old 11-04-2003, 10:45 PM   #1
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well we have had alot of rain here in west michigan like days worth ive had to use my wipers alot well ive tryed getting a video but it doesnt show what they do. well they hop up and down like the windshield is sticky and they go to far too.
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Yeah I had the same problem once. I bet they are the double bladed type that look like the strangest pair I've ever seen, or they aren't the right type or something. I went to my buddies at NAPA and got replacements for pretty cheap. Under 15 bucks. Basically look in the manual or just ask the guy at the computer for any auto parts store and he'll get you the right stuff. If that doesnt work then something is out of wack with the arm base thingy. What is the part that holds the arm called anyway?
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If you use Rain X this will cause the same problem.
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I'd clean the windshield well with a decent glass cleaner. Also, clean the wipers with windshield washer fluid, just use a rag and wipe the blade. If all else fails grab a new pair.
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You could also use rubbing alcohol on the blades.
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the blades i have are now are some what new like last oil change new. but my old wipers did the same thing so i bought new hopeing it would fix them, can they be put on backwards? arent the unidirectional(if thats a word)? i may have bought those wipers that have rain x already on them i hope not. i cleaned the windshield with windex not to long ago hopeing it would fix the wipers. so im clueless cuz i put the same wipers on my girlfriends grand prix they work wonderful.
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Get a windshield buildup removal product. It'* kinda like polishing compound. That will get all the crud off your windshield, and may help. Other than that, I'd suggest getting the cheapest arms/blades possible to replace yours. Should cost you about 5 bucks each.

Rain-x sucks in comparision to No-Touch Rainshield. Easier application, and lasts longer/works better.
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Get a windshield buildup removal product. It'* kinda like polishing compound. That will get all the crud off your windshield, and may help. Other than that, I'd suggest getting the cheapest arms/blades possible to replace yours. Should cost you about 5 bucks each.

Rain-x sucks in comparision to No-Touch Rainshield. Easier application, and lasts longer/works better.
Where can I find this No-Touch stuff? Auto parts store?
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You would be able to tell the difference between the regular blades & the silicone blades.
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yup....parts store. I have it all over here. Many sources. Comes in a small spray can.
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