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How can Wiper Blades be this Confusing

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 80 atoyot, May 19, 2008.

  1. May 19, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    80 atoyot

    80 atoyot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had to remove both wiper arms to replace the blades. This was because the truck and wipers got trashed by road tar.

    Anyway after I removed them, bought the refills and went to put them back on, I found they were not only different lengths, but different widths too.

    SOooooooo does anyone know which goes on what side ???

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. May 19, 2008 at 5:46 PM
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    humanoid

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    Did you get the refills from the dealer or an auto parts store?
     
  3. May 19, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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    The longer wider 1 goes to the driver side if your wipers sweep left to right (looking out the windshield)
     
  4. May 19, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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    longer on driver side.....not sure about the different widths though, usually....both blades are the same width.
     
  5. May 19, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    I think the "width" is the bigger windwing that holds the longer wiper to the windshield.
     
  6. May 19, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    yeah, you may be right there....i wasnt thinking about that.
     
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    I ust to work at an auto parts store and wipers were a nightmare. 2 of the same car always had different lenght wipers.
    From then on I have always just bought new wipers that come in a new housing that just clips onto the wiper arm attached to the truck. I have had good luck with the rain-x brand. They cost a little more but work well and last through a texas summer.
     
  8. May 19, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    Thats 2 of you that say longer on drivers side.
    OK, I will see what I already did, i think they are the other way.

    The truck is an 08 and they are definately different widths.
    It sure is strange. I bought (at the local parts store) two packages so I have another set now.

    Thanks as always.....
     
  9. May 19, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    just swap them around....should be good to go.
     
  10. May 21, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    Yup, my 08 Taco has 22" on driver's and 21" on passenger side.

    I have a thing about having new blades, time to get new pair - these are five months old.
     
  11. May 21, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    '08 the actual blade holding part of the bracket on mine:

    Drivers side 20 5/8" and the passenger side was 19 5/8".
     
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