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Wipers slipping out of position

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FN TACO, Oct 17, 2020 at 9:36 AM.

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    FN TACO

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    Anyone have wipers slip out of position after wiping 3-4 inches of snow? 2019 Tacoma
     
  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Sounds like you have too heavy a load on the arms.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    Best not to use the wipers to move anything more than snow falling as you're driving just in case they're frozen or the weight is too great. Keep them up when parked and brush all the snow away before using them. How far out of position are they?
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    They were about 10 inches off. I moved them back by hand and they work fine. Lesson learned
     
  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    The wiper arm has little teeth that go into splines that are on the wiper transmission. The arms are softer than the transmission is so when they slip like that you only need to buy new arms.

    But, yea as the other said, wipers are not designed to clear snow, they are designed to wipe away small amounts of liquids. Always clear anything over 1/8inch by hand then use wipers to clear the dusted snow.

    If they slip again, you will probably need to get new arms or crank down the bolts that hold the arms on (not too tight though, if you break it a new wiper transmission is much more expensive than new arms)
     
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  6. Oct 18, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    Great info my wife has a civic doing the same thing, THANKS !!!!!
     
  7. Oct 18, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    My problem with wipers is that that the outside perimeter does not get a clean wipe, like a 2" wide arc. Replaced wipers, not fixed.
     
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    Lube the joints on the wiper arms (not the blades, but the spring joint down at the bottom of the arm.)
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    Sounds like my first night after my wedding :oops:
     
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    After doing this I am surprised they still work. I turned on wipers didn't notice they were frozen to the windshield, $200 mistake.
     
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    Get some better quality wipers the oem ones are shit .
     
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    Did you even read the thread?
     
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    If you moved them back by hand then it’s not fixed..
     
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    He is right though. On my 17, the blades are crap, its a full smear almost, not wipe clean and using more washer fluid does not help on bit. Good thing I live in southern California and rarely need them.:fistbump:
     
  15. Oct 18, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    What blades are you using?
     
  17. Oct 18, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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    I don't know why wiper defrosters aren't standard. I had them on a 2003 Caravan, but the F150 only has them on higher trims and most cars don't have them at all.
     
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  18. Oct 18, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    He may be referring to the post about the outer 2" not wiping clear and forgot to hit the quote button.
     
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    I apologize for hijacking this thread.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    Oem ones are shit I use rain X latitude blades work great in the rain snow doesn’t leave streaks across your windshield like the oem ones .
     
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