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      Junior Member voldog's Avatar
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      Rear Wiper Question

      I noticed the the rear wiper occasionally gets stuck in the "open" position and I have to nudge to get unstuck. Before I start opening it up has anyone seen this and what might the problem be?

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      The plastic cog strips out in that spot. Very common issue.

      You could find a parts unit with a bad motor or there was a guy 3d printing them... I think the OEM magnetti replacement is almost $200 so they are good options

      Could also be the contact switches. Would be obvious it was stripped when you open it or you heard the motor running constantly.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Racer_S View Post
      The plastic cog strips out in that spot. Very common issue.

      You could find a parts unit with a bad motor or there was a guy 3d printing them... I think the OEM magnetti replacement is almost $200 so they are good options

      Could also be the contact switches. Would be obvious it was stripped when you open it or you heard the motor running constantly.
      Funny thing is I do not hear anything running. Just stops or hangs up at full open position. Then moves again when I nudge it.
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      04 Volvo XC70 5LT 120k Ruby Red - Nice hiway ride, stiff and bouncy in city, problematic door locks and tendency to lock you out, deteriorating moulding trims, groaning steering column (fixed).... this car has one too many error codes. Good thing I got it for a hand-me-down price. The only redeeming quality of this XC70 is its a wagon.
      07 Honda Accord V6 115k Silver - Great ride, Problem Free
      07 Honda Accord L4 110k Bronze - Great ride, Problem Free
      96 MB C220 330k (Parked) Silver - Great ride, Head gasket and wiring harness replaced at 315k (can't complain at that mileage)

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