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Old 07-21-2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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Windshield wiper

I have a 2014 25DS FR3. I am wondering if anyone else is having trouble with the passenger side windshield wiper not making good contact with the windshield when on. I have tried to adjust the tension of the arm by forming it to apply more pressure on the windshield. Doesn't seem to help with clearing the water off. Would a 2" shorter wiper blade help adhere to the contour of the windshield better? I noticed that the drivers side has more tension on the wiper arm against the windshield then the passengers side. Seems like the contour of the windshield on the passengers side may have something to do with the pressure of the arm against the windshield. Any suggestions would be of great help. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:28 PM   #2
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I've just gotten used to the wipers being terrible. RainX makes a big difference.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:55 AM   #3
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Your lucky, I have a 16 30 ds and the wiper occasionally falls off
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:56 AM   #4
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Probably windshield design
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:05 AM   #5
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Same problem on driver side. Had to replace the complete wiper unit. This fixed the problem.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:09 AM   #6
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Mine hasn't fallen off yet, just won't wipe the water off the passengers side. I am sure it is the windshield design and placement of the wiper motor. I am thinking of going to a shorter wiper blade that doesn't cover so much of the windshield and its curvature might help.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:09 PM   #7
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Ive got same issue. I am considering removing the arm and bending it more towards the windshield. Seems that most of the time it is simply not touching the windshield.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:51 PM   #8
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Ive got same issue. I am considering removing the arm and bending it more towards the windshield. Seems that most of the time it is simply not touching the windshield.
After looking at mine today, the drivers side wiper motor has a tilt due to the curvature of the front end cap causing the wiper arm to have more force towards the windshield. The passengers wiper motor is more on a flat surface and doesn't have a tilt like it does on the drivers side, causing it to have less wiper tension on the windshield. I have formed the wiper arm some to add more tension and it seems like that may help somewhat. Next is to put shorter wiper blades on, then try and see if I can shim the wiper motor housing some to cause the front shaft to angle up a little. That will increase the pressure of the wiper blade arm and put more force on the windshield. Please, if anyone has a better idea let me know, I am all ears.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:32 PM   #9
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Wiper arm

On my 2014 FR-3 I cured the problem by adjusting the tentions on the springs inside the wiper arm
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:45 PM   #10
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I looked at the spring and couldn't see how to adjust the tension. Could you explain the procedure on how to adjust it? Thanks.
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