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Old 05-11-2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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Have 2011 Georgetown had trouble with wipers on down stroke since new. I think the problem is that the arm hold the blade at an angle that want let the blade flop over on down stroke and the blade will bounce if not full wet.
Have thought I would replace wiper blades, but the wiper arm is wider than normal and can't find a blade to fit the arm.

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #12
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I replaced the blades on my 2012 & it did not help.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #13
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Have 2011 Georgetown had trouble with wipers on down stroke since new. I think the problem is that the arm hold the blade at an angle that want let the blade flop over on down stroke and the blade will bounce if not full wet.
Have thought I would replace wiper blades, but the wiper arm is wider than normal and can't find a blade to fit the arm.

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Try that product "Rainex" which coats the glass with a slippery surface, also keeps rain from collecting, others had success much better wiper operation,
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #14
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I always put tennis balls under the wiper arms when not driving to keep the blade off the windshield most of the time. Never had a problem after I started doing this.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #15
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Mine did the same thing. The dealer told me to use Rainx but didn't help. When we stopped in at Forest River in Elkhart they slightly twisted the arms so the wiper blades made even contact on both the up and down stroke. That worked and they told me not to use Rainx.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #16
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Good feedback......
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #17
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I have a 2012 350 XL and my driver's side wiper gets pushed by the wind on the upswing and blows past the curve of the windshield on the far side of the window causing it to slap hard on the window. Very surprising the first time I used them. Happens every stroke if we are going above 30mph or so. Anyone else have this happen?
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #18
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I have a 2012 350 XL and my driver's side wiper gets pushed by the wind on the upswing and blows past the curve of the windshield on the far side of the window causing it to slap hard on the window. Very surprising the first time I used them. Happens every stroke if we are going above 30mph or so. Anyone else have this happen?
Take a look at the spring tension as well as the angle of the arm when it is in the location. YOu may have to try and get it to stop in that location while sitting . Then you can examine how it is pressing against the window in that location.
I have heard dealers just twist the arm a little to make it work better.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:04 AM   #19
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I twisted My blade arms and got them to look parrall to the window and the wipers work very well.
K9-24 you might want to take the wiper blade off and rotate it to the center of the windshield, one notch on the shaft make a lot of change on the location of the wiper blade.
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Thanks Iggy and Dcorn. I will try your suggestions!
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