2001 S40 - Passenger Wiper arm

Discussion in 'Volvo S40' started by ShawnD, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. ShawnD

    ShawnD Guest

    The wiper arm on the passenger side does not maintain contact with the
    windshield for the complete swipe anymore. This started very recently.
    It will maintain contact on the passenger side until about midway thru
    the stroke. When it gets about midway up, it lifts off the windshield.
    I tried a new wiper blade with no luck. Even the original Volvo blade
    will not make contact with the windshield. At full stroke, which it is
    almost vertical above the drive side windshield, the blade is about 1
    - 1.5 inches above the windshield. I tried to see if I could bend the
    wiper arm, but it doesn't want to budge.

    Is there some kind of adjustment that needs to be done to the linkage
    or something? I examined the arm and there is no way to force it down
    other than bending the wiper arm. To my knowledge nothing has happened
    to the wiper arm. It looks normal to me.

    Anyone have any ideas???

    Thanks in advance.

    Shawn Dillon
    Clearwater, FL
    ShawnD, Aug 5, 2008
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