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Wiper stuck to window.....again

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Albertaundra, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Dec 31, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    Albertaundra

    Albertaundra [OP] aka...IgnorantlyAlberta

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    So a few months ago my wiper blade stuck to my windshield and wore out the arm costing me a new wiper arm. Thought this was odd as its never happened before.....to me.....on any other vehicle. Toyota tells me its not warranty. Ok ok

    After that bullshit ive ensured that my wipers are cleaned and not left on before turning the truck off.

    So here we are today....truck runs for about a half hr (its fucken cold out). I look at the passenger blade and say hey this could be cleaner.....clean it and fire up the wipers. The goddamn clean driverside wiper sticks to the window AGAIN!.

    This is not something i will continually do after spending 60thou on a basic truck.
    I consider this absolute bullshit as my work truck has never had issues like this. Chevy. My buick never had issues. My tacoma never had issues. None of the work vans ive had ever had issues. Now twice in one season......
    Ill be finding solutions for this in the next week and i might be looking at something that can handle some winter weather a little better.
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ So there I was.... Staff Member

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    This is odd. Do you have the winter package? I assume you do living in Canada, so your windshield should be heated by the wiper blades.

    I had an issue with something like this on another vehicle once. I ended up replacing the wiper motor due to stripped out splines on the shaft due to a lose lock down. After that, it was good to go for the next ten years.

    I would remove the wiper blade arm and inspect the splines, and go from there.
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    I'm thinking silicon based wiper blades should fix that. Maybe try Bosch Icons. That's what I used in Anchorage.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    This is where my mind was going. I switched to Rain-x Latitude and have had them for over a year with 0 issues. They cover up all the exposed metal which is what binds the ice.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    Albertaundra

    Albertaundra [OP] aka...IgnorantlyAlberta

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    That might be the route to go before getting to in depth.
    Frustrated with the whole thing as we were heading out on a road trip to boot.
     
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  6. Jan 1, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Sounds like a total PITA. Iknow I would be really frustrated to put it kindly..
     
  7. Jan 1, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    ^^^^this has been my solution
     
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