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Old March 8th, 2019, 07:54 PM
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Default Vacuum wiper motor restore

Am I the only one who didn't know that re-greasing the inside of the wiper motors makes them work like new?

Now I just have to figure out how to keep the blades from crashing into each other and stopping.
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Old March 8th, 2019, 08:37 PM
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most likely not...but hey, you probably know stuff I dont...this is where we share what we have learned from others...glad you learned more about the truck...thats why we are here!
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Great info. I had no idea but makes perfect sense. Thanks!
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I had bought my Truck in Dec of 2018. I've not had time to do anything with it since it was unload in the driveway with the back axle torn apart. I have been looking at the windshield wipers and wondering how they worked. These are only vacuum? Do they both go on together or can the one work while the other is parked? I've noticed the vacuum wipers don't usually work very well, is there something better out there?
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most likely not...but hey, you probably know stuff I dont...this is where we share what we have learned from others...glad you learned more about the truck...thats why we are here!
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Great info. I had no idea but makes perfect sense. Thanks!
In my case, redistributing the grease made a huge difference on one side, removing parts of an insect nest in the switching compartment fixed the other one.

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I had bought my Truck in Dec of 2018. I've not had time to do anything with it since it was unload in the driveway with the back axle torn apart. I have been looking at the windshield wipers and wondering how they worked. These are only vacuum? Do they both go on together or can the one work while the other is parked? I've noticed the vacuum wipers don't usually work very well, is there something better out there?
Yes, they're only vacuum, they work at the same time, but not synchronized. That's why I'm having collision problems, I think I made the arms too long. The motors could work one at a time, but that would require another switch. There's a good thread on this site about an electric motor upgrade, but I wasn't able to find it quickly to add it here. I'm going to give these motors another chance before looking at that option again.
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Should be 12 inch blades and shouldnt be hitting each other...
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I'll have to measure them. I didn't think they were that long. I'll shorten the arms back to where they were and try again. Maybe I have the wrong arms.

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