A Sometimes Wiped Windshield
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
My mom has a '88 Beretta. The problem is when it rains the wipers don't always work. Let me explain. Sometimes they work fine. Other times they seem to get off timing, they start to hit each other. And still other times the drivers side wiper goes off the edge of the windshield we have to lower the window to put it back on the windshield. Is it a motor that operates the wipers that has gone bad or what?
No, the problem is with the linkage. There is only one motor that drive both wipers. They are connected with a series of levers and linkages. One of them is probably slipping causing your loss of timing. They are located in the engine compartment under the hood near the fire wall. Sometimes they are in a special compartment. But, you can usually see them. As to the repair, first, see where it is loose. If it can be tightened, great. If not, then I suggest a junk yard for parts. The dealer will be way too expensive.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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