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Title: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: ablonsky 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?
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: Mirez 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.
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: ablonsky on December 16, 2014, 08:12:38 PM
How can it be fixed?
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: Mirez 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
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: ablonsky on December 17, 2014, 07:55:38 PM
I am new to this forum., can you guide me how to get to link? Thanks
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: insanitybeard on December 17, 2014, 09:23:17 PM
Here. (https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/galaxy-windscreen-wipers-not-working-slow-judder-strip-and-rebuild/) The setup is slightly different on a Mk1 but the basic procedure is the same.
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: Jahukka on December 17, 2014, 10:57:11 PM
also there can be this kind of prob.. (http://www.mcicoach.com/service-support/serinfo/assets/0204fig1.jpg)
 because of seizing thing..

Just wondering, is there any sense to add grease nipple(s) to the wiper mechanism?  ::)
Title: Re: VW Sharan 1997 wipers stuck
Post by: Mirez 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! :)