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Re: Center wiper arm hits the hood. Any fixes? (archive)

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Posted by EM on March 26, 1999 at 15:35:45:

In Reply to: Center wiper arm hits the hood. Any fixes? posted by Kiani on March 26, 1999 at 14:52:25:

By "center", do you mean the wiper that wipes the right-hand part of the windshield on a LHD car? If so, (1) there's a dealer TSB out there from a while ago addressing this problem, and (2) there's an easy fix. Here goes...

Take a look at the base of your wiper arm. There's a little flap that will flip up to reveal a nut on a stud. That's the nut that holds the wiper onto the spindle. I think its 7mm. Anyway, *carefully* remove the nut, work the wiper arm off the splined spindle, move the arm one spline (so that the ww is positioned higher up on the windshield in the parked position), push the arm back onto the spline and re-tighten the nut. Be careful when tightening as you don't want to snap off the spindle from the mechanism for the ww wiper. Flip the cap back down and there you go!

BTW, the TSB recommends that the hood be adjusted forward and up. I've tried this and IMHO would recommend the fix above before messing with the hood alignment. Don't go too far or the ww's could interfere with one another. As for the paint, well, that's another post...

Good luck,


: Center wiper arm hits the hood when it is off. This has removed the paint fron the lower edge of the hood where it makes contact. I have seen this on most E34s. Any fixes?

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