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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by MasterC, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. MasterC

    MasterC MasterC~VsCalais

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    Hi Everyone

    I was wondering if anyone has encountered my issue. I have attached a video for reference.

    I have had constant issues with my Wipers. I have tried Bosch wipers and now OEM Holden wipers and I get an issue where it appears the wipers are too long and clip eachother on the way up. The video is in slow motion to show whats happening.

    I am tempted to cut the wipers, however they are supposed to be the "Correct"size.

    The link it too a Google Photos hosted Video as i cannot upload the video.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/F8tjstBwFuQreAjq6


    Regards

    Charbz
     
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    They may not work as well if you cut them, those knobs on the end are probably having some useful effect or I doubt they'd be there.

    If those are OEM wipers, there's definitely something Funky going on. Can you try to find another VE or VF to park next to & measure the arms? The only two things I can think are possible is that one of the arms is the wrong length somehow, or that somehow you've been unlucky enough to have TWO pairs of consecutive wiper-blades made by different brands which are wrong.

    Hmm, I don't suppose that the rotating mechanism, which the wiper shaft pokes out of, has the capability of adjustment, and someone's installed it/them improperly?
     
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    Thats bizzare. Most likely the issue with wiper arms. The blades are the standard size. Possibly some odd defect with wiper arms...
    Maybe incorrect fitted when the car was built...
     
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    The Original issue with the bosch was shudder. OEM does the above. I am thinking its the arms as well. I have a feeling the arms are twisted. I really dont want to spend another 80 dollars on new blades. However i do have another VF at my sisters with fairly new blades. I may just swap the blades and see if it does the same thing.
     
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    Measure the length of both blades and post it here and someone will confirm that the blades are the right or wrong length and that question is then quickly dealt with.








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    The driver side blade is 26" and passenger side 15". I replaced mine a few months ago, ordered some e-bay specials which were a direct fit without any issues. I have ordered another set in the past for another car and although it guaranteed fit for the car, it didn't actually fit. Just make sure you have the above sizes and it should fit.
     
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    Do you have the link for the ones that worked?
     
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    Left 65cm, right 49cm.

    Check also your windscreen is scrupulously clean, wet a CHUX wipe and scrub with metho. The blades in your vid appear to be dragging under stress - bent arms (?) , and that would strain the motor.

    In re measurements, if the right side is only slightly longer it will interfere with the left and also come into contact with the windscreen fascia in the resting position.
     
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    here is a pic of the resting position of mine
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    you might need to undo the right arm and move it up one or two notches so it is above the left arm when the go to wipe.
     
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    and if you have that rain-x crap get rid of that too. you can also clay your windows for the ultimate clean.
     
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    MY ones line up next to each other. in line directly. Which sounds like a bent arm
     
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    Have you owned the car from new?

    If not someone may have removed the wipers and not put them back on correctly or like someone else mentioned they might not have been put on correctly at the factory.
     
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    That would be my guess. Its under factory warranty. I will annoy holden.
     
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    These are how my ones are. I would say the larger one is off.

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    Is it me, or are the arms nearest the wiper blades bent down (blue photo), seemingly to exert more pressure? They definitely should not be bent, anywhere.
     
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    it does look like your passenger one is sitting higher than the drivers one in your picture.

    it is probably 1 notch out on the spline and comparing it to panheads picture the passenger one looks to be the one that is out of alignment as your one seems to rest higher than his in the pictures or your front window has been changed and the black border of the window is different.

    if the window has been changed maybe the guys that changed it took them off and did not put them back on properly.
     
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    If it's under warranty just take it to Holden....
    It's their job to figure it out...not yours
     
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    Yes what he says to do!
     

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