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Old 23 Jun 2006, 09:08 pm
Jay
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Default 91 civic wipers

Hey Everybody! I am having a hell of a time with the wipers on my civic.
They are cycling way to far. They will hit the windshield moldingson the
side and then the cover at the bottom of the windshield. Seems to be a fair
bit of excessive play in them. I have already changed the motor and the
linkage.Still have the problem. Any thoughts on this? Driving me crazy when
it rains!


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Old 23 Jun 2006, 10:02 pm
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"Jay" <jackrterror@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> Hey Everybody! I am having a hell of a time with the wipers on my
> civic. They are cycling way to far. They will hit the windshield
> moldingson the side and then the cover at the bottom of the
> windshield. Seems to be a fair bit of excessive play in them. I have
> already changed the motor and the linkage.




What part of the linkage? It consists of several links. Methinks you have
replaced only one part and the others are severely worn.

Question: When the wipers are at the top of their stroke, how much overlap
do you observe in the middle at the top? Does the passenger wiper
overtravel and overlap the driver's, or does it stop slightly short,
leaving a sort of widow's peak?



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Old 24 Jun 2006, 12:51 am
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I replaced the main linkage and not the part the actual wiped blade arms
bolt to.The passenger side blade hits the edge of the hood and cowl cover.
The drivers side hits the cowl cover and the upper side windshield molding.I
am suspecting it has to be the actual part the arms bolt too. There isn't
much left to change. Good thing I have a few parts cars!


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Old 24 Jun 2006, 03:23 am
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Jay wrote:
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> I replaced the main linkage and not the part the actual wiped blade arms
> bolt to. The passenger side blade hits the edge of the hood and cowl
> cover. The drivers side hits the cowl cover and the upper side windshield
> molding. I am suspecting it has to be the actual part the arms bolt too.
> There isn't much left to change. Good thing I have a few parts cars!


Yes, it could be the wiper pivots. However, it could also be the motor.
You'll need to find out where the excessive free play is go from there. To
test the wiper pivots, grab the wiper arm and try to move it left to right
across and back and forward. If you get much movement, then new pivots are
called for. Oftentimes, you can even see the groove that the shaft has worn
into them if you take them apart (only after you've put new ones on of
course). Your symptom seems unusual though, and unless the pivots are
totally shot, then I would carefully go over the motor and linkage.

Eric
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 04:50 am
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"Jay" <jackrterror@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I replaced the main linkage and not the part the actual wiped blade arms
>bolt to.The passenger side blade hits the edge of the hood and cowl cover.
>The drivers side hits the cowl cover and the upper side windshield
>molding.I am suspecting it has to be the actual part the arms bolt too.
>There isn't much left to change. Good thing I have a few parts cars!


I realize this may sound facetious but I don't mean it to be wise-ass. Did
you check to be sure you have the correct wiper arms and blades? That can
also affect wiper travel. Sometimes we overlook the simple. Voice of
experience.<G>

Dave D
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 11:11 am
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I am going to change the wiper pivots today and see if that solves the
problem.Thats the only thing left to change! I will keep yah posted.


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Old 24 Jun 2006, 11:30 pm
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Replaced everything! Not quite as bad but still there. I am am thinking It
may be the multi switch on the steer collum. It goes through this funky park
position after I turn them off.


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Old 24 Jun 2006, 11:51 pm
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Jay wrote:
> Replaced everything! Not quite as bad but still there. I am am thinking It
> may be the multi switch on the steer collum. It goes through this funky park
> position after I turn them off.
>
>

switch doesn't control park, it's the integrated control unit in the
back of the under-dash fuse panel. i had problems with the icu in my '89.
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Old 25 Jun 2006, 09:02 am
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"Jay" <jackrterror@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> I replaced the main linkage




Is this the one from motor to driver? And with new or used? Used is not
reliable as the nylon cup in the used one is likely just as worn.



and not the part the actual wiped blade
> arms bolt to.The passenger side blade hits the edge of the hood and
> cowl cover. The drivers side hits the cowl cover and the upper side
> windshield molding.I am suspecting it has to be the actual part the
> arms bolt too. There isn't much left to change. Good thing I have a
> few parts cars!




If the link from motor to driver's wiper is NEW, and if the driver's wiper
is hitting the cowl, then the connecting link that goes between the wipers
is bad. Grab the driver's and the passengers and try to rotate them
relative to each other. If there's more than a trace of movement, the
connecting link is in need of replacement.



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Old 25 Jun 2006, 09:04 am
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"Dave and Trudy" <ddodson@acsalaska.net> wrote in
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> "Jay" <jackrterror@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:kp4ng.70504$I61.32040@clgrps13...
>>I replaced the main linkage and not the part the actual wiped blade
>>arms bolt to.The passenger side blade hits the edge of the hood and
>>cowl cover. The drivers side hits the cowl cover and the upper side
>>windshield molding.I am suspecting it has to be the actual part the
>>arms bolt too. There isn't much left to change. Good thing I have a
>>few parts cars!

>
> I realize this may sound facetious but I don't mean it to be wise-ass.
> Did you check to be sure you have the correct wiper arms and blades?
> That can also affect wiper travel. Sometimes we overlook the simple.
> Voice of experience.<G>
>




Hey, good call. I once had a glass shop swap my driver's and passenger
wiper arms around, causing exactly this. It was obvious on closer
inspection, as the wiper rubbers did not sit parallel with the bottom of
the windshield when parked.


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