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windshield wipers dying

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, May 19, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    About a half-mile from home tonight, my windshield wipers stop working and won't work again.
    Tomorrow, I'm supposed to make a 2-hour drive with the forecast calling for scattered showers.
    How wise would it be to change my travel plans?
    What are the chances my wipers could start working again just as suddenly as they stopped?
    How could wipers just stop working without warning and how costly could it be to fix it?
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Check to make sure there's nothing blocking them, like leaves or pine needles or crap like that. Also check to make sure they're not so dried out they're sticking or have melted to the glass (yes, it happens. Maybe not in New England, but it happens).
  3. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Scattered showers or downpour?
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    If all else fails, Rain-X the motherfucker until it shines. I went six months without functioning wipers once because the Rain-X made the rain go away. It was a sight to behold.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Rain-X is fabulous stuff. There's also stuff that goes on the inside that keeps glass from fogging.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    They stopped in the middle of the windshield and wouldn't move on when I turned them on.
  8. blueview

    blueview Member

    Hmmm ... the motor may have died on the wipers, or it could be a broken relay.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Guess its time to buy a new car...
  10. Check the fuse as well. This is a quick, easy and cheap fix.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Damn, I needed that yesterday. Torrential downpours outside, fogged up windows inside. Not sure how I didn't meet a tree.
  12. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Because God hates all of us?

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