Rear wiper arm on wagon

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Thomas M. Keller, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. This might fall into the category of dumbest question ever (a line I
    often walk). My rear wiper on the 95 850 turbo wagon only covers
    about half of the window, losing contact with the glass about midway
    through the stroke and leaving a dirty half-moon at the top of the
    window. I've replaced the wiper blade, but is there some secret to
    getting the wiper to hug the glass through the entire pass? We used
    to just bend the dang arms on cars when we were kids to get them to
    contour correctly, but I wonder if it is just a spring that can be
    tightened or something like that.

    My quick google search and volvo forum search turned up nothing on
    this and would sure appreciate your help. Thanks.
    South Dakota Tom
    Thomas M. Keller, Mar 21, 2007
  2. Thomas M. Keller

    Richard Cole Guest


    What fixed that for me was to spring the blade away from the rear screen
    (as if you were going to manually clean the glass or replace the wiper
    blade) and then to apply a lubricant to the pivot in the wiper arm just by
    where it attached to the motor spigot on the tailgate - I used WD40 but
    that's not really a lubricant, possibly 3 in 1 or any light machine oil to
    free it up.

    Pivot the arm back and forth between on-screen and off-screen a few times,
    perhaps apply a little more lubricant, pivot back to blade on screen and
    Robert's your mothers brother.

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    Richard Cole, Mar 21, 2007
  3. Thomas M. Keller

    byrocat Guest

    <<Robert's your mothers brother>>

    Have the same problem with my 2001 V40. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Another issue is that the wiper blade is non-standard -- the local
    Canadian Tire (aka "Crappy Tire") sells 16-inch blades that do not fit
    the holder, even though the guide book at the store says taht they do.

    Has anyone in Southern Ontario found a non-Volvo source for the rear
    wiper blade assembly?


    Going to find some non-WD40 lubricant and try the arm tonight....
    byrocat, Mar 22, 2007
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