Juddery wipers?

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2968mogul
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Juddery wipers?

Post by 2968mogul » Thu May 30, 2019 7:10 pm

Anyone else have juddery wipers and a sound like the the drivers side wiper is hitting the A pillar at the extreme of it's clockwise travel? (There is nothing for the wiper to hit as the screen/pillar join is fairly flush)

Mine seem sensitive to the amount of rain and driving speed. Sometimes they are silent and other times they are really annoying!

I haven't made a note of which combinations are bad - maybe I should!

Surrely it doesn't need new wipers after 5,000 miles driving in 6 months....
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by kodiaq » Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 am

Try cleaning the screen and blade edges with meths. It may be polish from a car wash or something as simple as tree sap. (silver birch sap particularly is a b*gger to shift)
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by 2968mogul » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks Kodiaq. Will do though I can't remember any event when the screen was particularly dirty or sticky.
Unless it's something to do with factory or PDI.

As no one else is having troubles at least it's not a new design feature!!
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by kodiaq » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:28 am

Presumably your dealer replaced the wiper motor? Take it straight back to them and don't be fobbed off!
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by Gwenlais1 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:33 pm

Had the same problem. Cleaned screen and blades with everything I could think of, including meths to no avail. Dealer changed blades (car only covered 1,200 miles). Problem solved.


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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by Mike sandy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:14 pm

Hi , I saw saw a guy on YouTube clean his juddering blades with a white cloth sprayed with WD40 and rubbed them till no more black came off and used a quality glass cleaner for the glass . He had done this for over twenty years on many cars . I might try this if and when my blades judder.
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by Guyboy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:28 pm

Hi I saw the same vid and tried it (as well as cleaning the screen with meths) Didn't work, if anything it's actually worse...


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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by The Hood » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm

Juddering wipers are caused by the wipers being parked in the same position for a long period of time, the part that wipes the windscreen "sets" at an angle and no longer wipes at 90 degrees to the glass causing the juddering. On a Yeti every third or fifth time the ignition key is removed the wiper blades move a couple of millimetres which turns the edge of the blade over preventing it "setting" and stopping any juddering, doesn't the karoq do the same?
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by kodiaq » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 am

NO! that's far too simple!! :lol:
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Re: Juddery wipers?

Post by 2968mogul » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:55 am

Yes Gwenlais1 I gave up fiddling and bought a new set. They are smooth and silent - much better than the factory ones ever were! Spoiling the ship for a hap'orth of tar eh?
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