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Robert, Vauxhall Technician
Category: Vauxhall
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Experience:  Fully qualified 19+yrs exp/self employed technician in the UK
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2003 Omega saloon 2.6litre - windscreen wipers started to function

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2003 Omega saloon 2.6litre - windscreen wipers started to function very slowly. Squirt of WD40 appeared to improve matters but now they have parked at an angle of about 45 degrees up the screen. This is obviously inconvenient to say the least. The wipers function OK if still slower than they used to, wiping the whole screen as before. Just the wiper parking problem persists.


Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vauxhall
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.

Hopefully I can help..

There could be two things either the wiper linkage set up is seizing up in regards to wiper linkage/one of the spindles/bushes that the wipers arms attached too " is in the early stages of becoming completely seized - this can put allot of strain on the wiper motor that works the linkage to move the wipers if that's the case and can overheat the motor thus the motor eventually cuts out or doesn't respond properly until the motor itself has cooled down a bit - maybe likely since you say the wd-40 helped to a point or the motors going as the wiper motor as far as I recall will have park function combined..If you can access the motor itself after using the wipers and the body of the wiper motor is really hot to touch..that can usually be a sign the motor itself is working too hard to move the wipers across the screen and thats usually because the linkage mechanism is seized up and putting extra strain on the motor - you could disconnect motor from wiper linkage and wipers should move easily by hand - if its tight then wiper linkage probably seized ..I do hope this helps..If you need to ask anything else or include anything further then just continue before you rate
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Robert,


Thanks for that. I'll carry out the test once daylight arrives. Appreciate your prompt response.



Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.
Hi..there..thats no problem..

If you need to ask anything further then just continue after this post