Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:30:25 GMT From: - Bob - <uctraingnospamanet.com> Subject: Re: windshield wiper noise/chatter on 2003 9-5
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:41:57 +0000, Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote: >I use Bosch too and they're pretty good. They may be original equpiment even. > >You may want to consider replacing the wiper arms too. > >Graham As Graham says, there is more you can replace. The rubber (refill) can be replaced, the blade (rubber and blade that holds it) can be replaced and the entire arm can be replaced. Chatter can be caused by a hard refill/rubber, a blade with loose parts, or an arm that is slightly bent and causing the blade to sit at the wrong angle. The "hanging off the windshield" issue usually means that the arm needs to be removed and reset a few degrees in the other direction. I've been pleased with Bosch too but you can only buy the complete arms around here so I stopped buying them. Blades tend to chatter more when they are cold - I had a pair that always chattered below 40 degrees F but were fine above that.