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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:26 pm 
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Does anyone know why my windscreen wipers on my ef fairmont would be screeching. It only happens when there is not much water on the screen, however it is very annoying in light rain!! I have tried replaced the wiper blades with new ones but they do the exact same thing??
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:26 pm 
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2 things to try, Bend your wipers arms down a bit, sometimes, if the spring pressure is not enough, the blades will bounce across the windscreen when it is not soaking wet. Also, I have found that if you use the plastic backed wiper refills, they are noisy compared to the metal backed ones. I know this sounds strange, but it is what I have found in my experience.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:46 pm 
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could be becuase of the grime/grease on the window. try polishing the window with normal car polish then clean with that spotless/ no rain window stuff.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:02 am 
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had this problem as well and i just went and got silicone wiper refills and it did the trick.

and the wiping is awesome since it doesn't streak the water accross it actually wipes clear.
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:04 pm 
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Mine do it if there isnt much rain on the window, but its cause mine are good wiper blades..
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:17 pm 
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doc wrote:
could be becuase of the grime/grease on the window. try polishing the window with normal car polish then clean with that spotless/ no rain window stuff.


nar dont use car polish i use Autosol the metal polish
works heaps better and it is a much finer polish
real good for glass and plastics....

 

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