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 Post subject: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:10 pm 
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Hey Boys, just wondering if every1 else's wipers are similar to mine?
slow, weak a** motor, and stop about a quarter away from where they should stop... any idea how to fix this? I've changed the wiper motor 3 times, unfortunately i can only get a hold of these from wreckers because Ford only sell the wiper arm. any advice or opinions on getting my wipers to work Decently would be great fellas!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:10 am 
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Trouble is most XD E F G H Wiper racks are stuffed. Spindles are sloppy in the bushes, nylon ball sockets are worn & no parts for these. But there may be hope guy in melb was looking at re manufacturing these parts. He is an ex ford parts guy. I will follow him up & see how he is going.
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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:49 am 
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just an idea but would bending the wiper arm so there is slightly less pressure of them on the glass help? im guessing the wiper motor has to counteract the force of the blade on the glass, so if you lessen the balde on the glass force they might move easier? although you would suffer from a loss of wiping efficency i guess. or can you fit the wiper system from a later falcon like an ef or el and run the apropriate arms or longer blades to compensate? dont know if either option has any viability or not though...
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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:12 pm 
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I've had quiet a bit of trouble with the wipers

First the arms snapped and i couldn't get the arms back together (Only right wiper worked)

after i fixed that by replacing arms with a set i picked up at the wreckers i realised i needed new blades as they were simply smearing water around and doing F all! the newer blades caused the wipers to grip too much.

Basically new Rubber on the wipers is too good for the motor in the assembly, im gonna try and work out whether EF/EL or even AU wipers can be put onto an X series and ill post pics up with guidelines

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:55 pm 
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My apprentice drives an AU and when I'm in his car i get so jealous of how good his wipers are compared to mine :lol:

Only problem there Ash is i wouldn't know a thing about wiring :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:40 pm 
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Cheers Ash,

I'll look into it. its not really a common area of the car that gets pulled apart at the wreckers up here so ill look into some bits and pieces,

Thanks again mate :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Try running the motor with a 12V battery...see if it goes stupidly quick and moves better than from the controls.

If it does move much better...then what ashcook said.

ashcook wrote:
I hated mine too in my XF. But I rewired the entire car with an EL harness and dash. So now it runs the EL BCM with the EL wiper controls. Works just like an EL does. I didn't touch the wiper motor, its all in the controls.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:35 pm 
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f**k me!!!!
Tim know's his s**t, :shock:
The mans a demon haha
Feel stupid for asking this but whats the BCM?
How exactly would i got about re-wiring EL controls... :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:22 am 
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yep :D

Makes sense haha, just gonna try work out where it is, how to wire up all this EL controls and what not,

is there a thread or build or something where some 1 has done this?

Saves me asking you every little question about this :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:28 pm 
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ugh yeh yeh i know what you mean mate :wink:

Removed that many a times repairing the pedal box (Due to heavy duty clutch)
Thanks mate

Is there any 1 out there that know's how to wire it up to run the wipers off of this?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:20 pm 
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Well funny that my wipers are rubbish too. The arms in my old XF ute popped off so I just got another set from the wreckers. Fine for an XF plenty of them around....

In the XH2 though its a pain....I haven't gone as far as taking the wiper assembly out but I can tell something is buggered in there. The motor whines likes cow so I guess its probably dying - hope not....A-Bone what did you pay for a wiper motor last time you replaced it? I'm interested in seeing how you solve this because the wipers in my XH2 are rubbish too and would like to do something about them. They just slosh water around and thats with new blades! I was of the impression that XH2 had EL wiring because it has the variable intermmitant wiper switch.

A-Bone - have a look at snap0694's docs, he has written a heap about changing BCM's in X series utes using EF and EL BCM's. Its worth a read and will show you how to wire up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Thanks XHII V8S

I got the whole assembly from a wreckers out of an XF.

The first problems was the wipers "sloshing" as you said so i got the most expensive blades i could find, they were a bit slimmer than the original ones so i bent the tiny arms that hold it in and they wipe the water fine.

The arms still stop about a quarter up when using the 1st setting. ill attach a pic of where they stop.

Then the left arm fell off the bearing point and i only had a right wiper as that's the one that runs from the motor and the left one just runs off the right one

When i attached the wiper motor i got from the wreckers it was the same so i kept my one thinking it would be better as it was slightly newer.

So basically i have wipers that work ok. they do the job how ever they are very slow in the first setting and make that painfully annoying squeaking noise and i want ones that don't sit a third of the way up my windscreen.

Ill have a look at snap0694's docs.

and hopefully solve this problem and post a doco.

Cheers :wink:

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Half a**'d Wiper's
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:45 pm 
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:bump: Paid $45 for the assembly from wreckers, sorry

 

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