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Old 12-01-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Yesterday we got a bad ice/snow storm and I was out and used my wipers, well they could not go down all the way because of the accumulated ice, now the ice has melted and the wipers do not go back to their original resting place. Did something get bent or will they eventually go back to where they are supposed to go?
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Did you break something?

Try turning them on and then back off. If they go back all the way.. great. If not, something is most likely out of alignment or broken and needs to be repaired.
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Yeah, wipers and large accumulation of snow or ice is not a good combo. not only will the ice shred the blades for you, the built up ice/snow has the potential for knocking the arms loose...
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turned them off and on several times and they still stay in the same place. Tried pushing them back into place gently with no luck, I guess I will have to visit the dealer for repairs, ugghhhhhhh.
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I haven't tried it on a Bonne yet, but you use-ta-could just take the arm off, realign it and pop it back on. I can't think of the real term right now, but the post looks like a gear, and the arm is it'* negative.
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Yesterday we got a bad ice/snow storm and I was out and used my wipers, well they could not go down all the way because of the accumulated ice, now the ice has melted and the wipers do not go back to their original resting place. Did something get bent or will they eventually go back to where they are supposed to go?
Is there still ice and snow down in the position where the blades should go? Are the blades frozen to the windshield?
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No more ice where they rest and not frozen to the windshield, and as far as I know I did not break anything.
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I haven't tried it on a Bonne yet, but you use-ta-could just take the arm off, realign it and pop it back on. I can't think of the real term right now, but the post looks like a gear, and the arm is it'* negative.
Yeah, Try to re-align them

i dont know how bad it is but if you can pull the entire wiper arm off the car and re-align it you may be good to go, but yeah, i dont know how bad or what is actually damaged there...
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turned them off and on several times and they still stay in the same place. Tried pushing them back into place gently with no luck, I guess I will have to visit the dealer for repairs, ugghhhhhhh.
By stay in the same place do you mean they don't move/work now, or they just don't fully seat? If it'* just fully seat you can just pop them off, make sure your wipers are off, and then pop them back on where you want them to be. I believe you can just pry the arms off the gears.
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You may have slipped a gear tooth in the wiper motor gear box. Do what the guys said above, remove wiper arms from splined shafts & re-align the wiper arms to the parked position.
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