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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 20:44 Thread Starter
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Wind broke my wipers

My MH is based on the Iveco C 65_18. But is an A class with bus like wipers.

Driving in the rain today the wind managed to get one of the wipers stuck outside the glass. I could easily enough drag it back onto the glass. But they don't wipe any more. And now they are stuck in this upright position.

I have checked the 20A fuse with a multimeter and it's OK.

Tomorrow I'll look for an Iveco garage - but is there anything else that I can check for myself before doing that?
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Hi. Happened a lot on lorries,worn linkage/splines. One remedy was to fix a bit of a bracket on the upright window/cab pillars (Both sides),so no amount of wind/rain could push the wiper blade over the rubber of the windscreen.
This COULD be done "aestheticly " (spelling) NOT like the jobs "Codge and Bodge" in the garage lashed up on the old Atki Borderers LOl

Just a thought,due to extreme pressure of wind on the wipers will cause this again,so try and position the wipers so they return well before the edge,but clean enough screen so you can SEE Lol
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Thank you Hulltramper - will mention this for the garage tomorrow.
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Check the securing nut on the wiper spindle. If its loose the spindle/may be turning but the wiper stays stationary.

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The splines are steel, tapered and usually into an alloy wiper arm hub.

The splines lock into the alloy hub of the blade but the grip is lost when the arm is over-stressed.

Usually, a 13mm spanner will undo the arm and it can be repositioned and tightened up again.

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I have now visited Iveco in Stockholm. They found nothing wrong with the fuse nor with the wiper motor.

But something is obviously broken. When they put power directly on the wiper motor they run. But when I use the handle - nothing. But the washer works.

They hope they can manage to investigate further tomorrow.
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Another 30 minutes of investigating and nothing they can immidiately is at fault. Not motor, handle, fuses or relays. So I have booked time on tuesday so that they can investigate further.

And I who thought that a windshield wiper problem could not be difficult. But obviously it is. But I cannot imagine which other parts are involved?
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Undo the nut that retains the wiper, and see if you can move the splines between finger and thumb. I once had this problem and found that the splines were cast onto the lnkage shaft. My broke in heavy wind and rain on the M61. Luckily a quick trip to the scrapyard and my 1973 Ford Cortina was sorted.

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Undo the nut that retains the wiper, and see if you can move the splines between finger and thumb. I once had this problem and found that the splines were cast onto the lnkage shaft. My broke in heavy wind and rain on the M61. Luckily a quick trip to the scrapyard and my 1973 Ford Cortina was sorted.
Thank you for your idea - but I forgot to add that the wipers work when power applied directly to the motor. So I guess the mechanical parts work.
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Hi.
It is not unknown for the linkage to chaff the loom and cause a break in the supply.
How to solve this problem..........

DO NOT !!!!. Put a six inch nail into the fuse,get people to stand each end,each side,one in the cab and one in the pit underneath and switch the wipers on,when someone sees smoke SHOUT !! and switch of wipers.

All joking aside,it could be as simple as that,a chaffed loom,but i would have thought by now these problems would have been designed out.... Please keep us informed and the best of luck.
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