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Re: Wiper motor, was type3-d Digest V2005 #654

In a message dated 10/3/05 3:46:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jadney@vwtype3.org writes:

<< The most common cause of wipers too slow is loss of lubrication where the 
 shafts come out of the body, just in front of the windshield. If you can see 
 the bushing trying to twist with the shaft, then you know that you have this 
 If you remove the wiper arms you may be able to drip some oil where the 
 emerges from the bushing. Otherwise, the best thing to do is to take 
 apart and pack some grease in there. >>

Yes, I've run across this several times. It's a lack of grease, entrance of 
rust/water, hardening of old grease. The really best way to fix / cure this is 
to take the wiper unit out, and disassemble, and clean the shafts and bores, 
and re-grease them. Once this is done, they should be good for 10 + years (at 
least that's what I've previously  found). Anything else is a band aid, and 
you'll be back in there again. Just some food for thought.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS
       71 Square, Formerly a 2 seat Roadster, now a T-3 Heb, pics can be seen 
at; http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 now awaiting a 2.0L  
t-4 engine transplant
       69 Square AT, daily beater

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