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Author Topic: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck  (Read 3604 times)

Offline ablonsky

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VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« on: December 14, 2014, 04:40:05 PM »
Hi, the problem is as follows:

In Wiper Fast position works fine

In Flick Wiper - holding the lever down for the whole time - works fine. If I just press the lever and let it go, as I would normally do, the wiper goes to 12am position and is stuck there. To get it down I have to press the lever down again.

In Wiper slow gets stuck in 12am position. To get it back I have to press the lever down.

Any ideas what the problem might be?

Offline Mirez

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 05:14:35 PM »
That sounds like the old seizing wiper mechanism. You give the motor a little more voltage in fast wipe so it can overcome more, likewise if you hold the one-wipe down you actually put it into fast wipe after a second or two. ie, flick the one-wipe and it will do (oddly enough) one wipe, hold it down and it will fast-wipe until you let go.
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Offline ablonsky

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 08:12:38 PM »
How can it be fixed?

Offline Mirez

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 09:03:17 PM »
Look at the post in the reference library, it tells you how to fix it in detail
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline ablonsky

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2014, 07:55:38 PM »
I am new to this forum., can you guide me how to get to link? Thanks

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2014, 09:23:17 PM »
Here. The setup is slightly different on a Mk1 but the basic procedure is the same.
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Offline Jahukka

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2014, 10:57:11 PM »
also there can be this kind of prob..
 because of seizing thing..

Just wondering, is there any sense to add grease nipple(s) to the wiper mechanism?  ::)

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Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 11:11:58 AM »
I think you'd struggle to know how much was in their though - its more of a localised application rather then a full on grease party! :)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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