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Windshield Wiper Problems

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rolltide2014, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Jan 2, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    rolltide2014

    rolltide2014 [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I just registered, but I've been reading this forum for awhile now. For starters, I absolutely love my truck. It's a 4X4 Limited double cab. The only problem I have is with my windshield wipers. I feel ridiculous even having this problem, but it is really making me not want to drive whenever it's raining. My wipers are smooth for the first couple of passes, but then they start to shake and bounce around. I've tried putting new blades on but that didn't help. I tried running them slower to let more water collect on the windshield, but that didn't help either. It made it worse actually. It's like the wiper blade handles aren't putting enough tension against the windshield. I couldn't find any other threads about this, but has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. Jan 2, 2017 at 4:55 PM
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    PROseur

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    I don't take my truck out in rain so not an issue for me.

    Having said that look at the two bolts bottom of the windshield holding the arms on. Sounds like factory morons forgot to tighten them down fully
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2017 at 4:55 PM
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    Joe23

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  4. Jan 2, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    rolltide2014

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    Thanks for the quick replies guys. I went and looked at the bolts. They seemed pretty tight but I gave them another quarter turn or so. I'll see if that helps. And yeah I'll try using some rain x or the product you linked Joe.
     
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  6. Jan 2, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    shakerhood

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    I use Rain X on the side and rear windows but never the windshield as it always caused my wiper to jump and skip around. The Rain X Windshield Washer Fluid seems to work pretty good though.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    Sosk

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    I had an auto glass shop put on aquapel for me and its been almost 3 months and it still works great and I very rarely even use my wipers anymore. although it did make them hop around a bit from time to time when I do end up wiping them. Which is usually just in slow moving traffic or when I've been parked for a while.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    LoMa

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    Mine did exactly as you described.....great for the first few passes then chattered like a mofo. Drove me nuts. I solved the problem by using a detailing claybar on the windshield.
     
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  9. Jan 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    brich999

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    i didnt like the wipers on my truck. they are a metal style blade with plastic cover. i went to anco contour blades and wasnt impressed. threw on a set of trico force blades and they work great. drove 2 hours in absolute downpour last night and was thinking of how much id hate it if i still had oem blades. luckily working at a parts store let me test a half dozen styles of blades. trico# 25-220 and 25-200 are what id recommend
     
  10. Jan 4, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    LarsonFan

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    I was going to buy the Trico blades but they are right up in price with the Bosch Icon blades which I like so I went with the Bosch...
     
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  11. Jan 4, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    brich999

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    in my testing order of preference would be trico force, bosche evolution, anco countour, oem hybrid. i didnt mess with anything thing but the best contour blades, dont carry rainx to compare to but the bosch is a good blade for sure and less than half the price of the trico forces because we are clearing out bosch products. my biggest issue is something to do with the contour of the windshield and the way it would pull water back on the windshield halfway up the drivers side edge when the blade was returning to bottom position. small nuance but annoying none the less
     
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  12. Mar 20, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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    I've driven my 2016 Taco in a lot of rain, so I've gotten pretty accustomed to how the wipers work (or don't). Today I drove my wife's twenty year old VW with 2 year old Bosch blades about 100 miles of heavily trafficked freeway, in moderate rain and was amazed at how much clearer the windshield stayed. It's motivated me to try Glass Wax or another cleaner, plus maybe switch to Trico or Bosch blades. The VW visibility just made the drive feel much safer, especially with the heavy truck spray.
     
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  13. Dec 15, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    Mothers makes a spray wax for the whole vehicle , works great on glass, better than rain x
     

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