windshield wipers - SaabCentral Forums
* site search:  
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum

Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab 9000 > Saab 9000 Workshop
Saab 9000 Workshop Saab 9000 (1985-1998) Technical Forum

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13th May 2006
drew9000cse drew9000cse is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005                                                
Location: Minnesota USA
My Saabs: 1995 9000 CSE
Posts: 63
Default windshield wipers

so i purchased new windshield wipers, the best ones i found Rain X at 8 dollars a piece, and i also put Rain X on my windshield. but now that i have these new wipers, and after they've been going for a good minute or two, they start shaking on their way down, they start bouncing. i notice that happens when a windshield is very dry, or at least it CAN happen. because when i have the back wiper on, i sometimes forget about it, and after the rain clears, it starts moving down the window very very slow(which is fine). but i just wanna know why it bounces after a while.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 13th May 2006
vnv727's Avatar
vnv727 vnv727 is offline
Saab Crazy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005                                                
Location: Queens, NY
My Saabs: Gone: 1994 Saab 9000 CSE 2.3T
Posts: 936
Default

friction, wipers are designed to push water away while it acts as a lubricant to the blade....take the water away and the blade will bounce....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 13th May 2006
drew9000cse drew9000cse is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005                                                
Location: Minnesota USA
My Saabs: 1995 9000 CSE
Posts: 63
Default

but it still happens when the rain is coming down.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 14th May 2006
Jim Mesthene Jim Mesthene is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006                                                
Location: New England
Posts: 9,468
Default

That's why I don't use Rain-X within the wiper sweep on my cars. I apply it outside the wiper sweep and on the side windows.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 14th May 2006
vnv727's Avatar
vnv727 vnv727 is offline
Saab Crazy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005                                                
Location: Queens, NY
My Saabs: Gone: 1994 Saab 9000 CSE 2.3T
Posts: 936
Default

yeah i kinda figured i misunderstood ya.....the rainx thing might be it as suggested above^
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 15th May 2006
djtaylor djtaylor is offline
Saab Lunatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2003                                                
Location: Derby
My Saabs: 9000 Aero
Posts: 2,365
Default

Judder is usually because the wiper arm is twisted such that the blade is being pushed and not dragged across the screen.

I've never had a problem with or without Rain X applied, other than having reduced visibility and actually needing to use wipers when I don't have it.

Turn the ignition off at the point the blade is juddering and look at it to see if it's being pulled or pushed. Adjust the arm to suit.

David.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us



copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.