Jump to content

Windshield wipers are homeless.


Recommended Posts

I am not looking disparagingly at the wipers, being homeless and all.  I just want to do my part to help them find a loving home.

I need to turn the wipers on, wait till they get close to the home position, and quick turn them off.

If left to their own devices they will stop wherever they damn well are when you switch them off.

Might any of you successfully navigated a repair for this in a Volvo, with the Volvo D12 engine?

Link to post
Share on other sites

On my '99 Volvo, the wiper transmission drive doesn't lock onto the wiper motor, so that it can break away under load. The drive arm has spines, but the tapered motor shaft doesn't. If it slips, you can just loosen the nut, re-center the arm and re-tighten the nut. I actually replaced the motor unnecessarily to find this out. Not sure about other generations. Jay

Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, Shawn Patterson said:

My experience on cars having this same problem is that it typically is a result of a failure in the park circuit of the wiper motor itself.  Looks like they run about $160.

That's what I thought too, until I took it out to replace it. Both my Volvos had the break away system. Jay

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Jaydrvr said:

That's what I thought too, until I took it out to replace it. Both my Volvos had the break away system. Jay

With what you describe as the breakaway system, the wipers would still park reliably, just not at “home”.

When you can’t get the wipers to stop at all, or just a very short window, it is electrical, typically in the motor as that is where the park switching usually is.

 

Either way, beats my old Freightliner from years past. Air wipers with intermittent function. Some days they worked and some days they didn’t.

Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Moresmoke said:

With what you describe as the breakaway system, the wipers would still park reliably, just not at “home”.

When you can’t get the wipers to stop at all, or just a very short window, it is electrical, typically in the motor as that is where the park switching usually is.

 

Either way, beats my old Freightliner from years past. Air wipers with intermittent function. Some days they worked and some days they didn’t.

Yes, that's true. I've experienced the random parking wherever it wanted to, so I suspected the motor. One time, it wasn't the motor. Sometimes you're right, sometimes you're wrong. Jay

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
RVers Online University

campgroundviews.com

Our program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need to.

DFW RV Roof

RVAir The cleanest air in RVing!

Rv Share

Dish For My RV.

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.

The Rvers- Now Streaming

AGS Now Hiring

RV Pet Safety

RVTravel.com Logo



×
×
  • Create New...