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Old 10-11-2009, 08:40am   #1
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Default Wiper udder cleaning

If you're having trouble with your wipers acting up, having a mind of their own, coming on by themselves, won't seat properly, continue running when you turn them off.....then more than likely you have moisture in your wiper motor. This is caused by the drain udders getting clogged and letting water collect around the wiper motor. When this happens, moisture seeps into the casing and shorts the circuit board.
You can access the udders from the inner fender well covers. Simple enough to do. Remove the wheels, remove the 7mm screws, pull the liner down enough to get your arm in there.
Look inside the fender and you'll see three rubber sleeves(udders) with slit openings at the bottom of them, hanging from the cowel area.
Clean out these sleeves. This is where all the crud accumulates causing them to back up and retain water.
Keep these clean and you're wipers should be trouble free for many years.
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Those udders are much larger than I expected! Just sayin.

Great tip by the way.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:25am   #3
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Those udders are much larger than I expected! Just sayin.

Great tip by the way.
And they can hold a lot of crud. Stuff you never would have thought would be in there.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:08pm   #4
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I have wipers on my Vette??? I am heading to the garage to check.
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And they can hold a lot of crud. Stuff you never would have thought would be in there.
Crazy amounts of junk..stuff you don't remember hitting the car...
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:45pm   #6
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I have wipers on my Vette??? I am heading to the garage to check.
Unless your name is Shagster, I'm betting you do.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:15pm   #7
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I clipped the ends of mine last year. I never have to worry about that junk piling up again.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:22pm   #8
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I clipped the ends of mine last year. I never have to worry about that junk piling up again.
I actually siliconed pieces of PVC pipe inside mine to keep them straight and open. Then I snipped the ends off.
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I actually siliconed pieces of PVC pipe inside mine to keep them straight and open. Then I snipped the ends off.
Thanks for the tip.
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If your interested,,,,,,,,,,,,,,they look just like this!!







Heres what was in mine. YUM!!



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Old 10-16-2009, 06:06pm   #13
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Thanks for the pics Bill. You're always a great help.
Matter of fact. I think you should be the tech mod.
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