Wipers are terrible.

11-11-2015, 06:32 AM
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse. The driver side windshield wiper leaves of three inch strip of half wiped window every time it wipes them. I have tried a couple of different brands and all came with the same results. Has anyone found ones that worked well for them?

Blue Bowtie
11-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Have you replaced the complete arm or just the blade? Arms can lose spring tension and not keep the wiper blade firmly on the glass.

11-11-2015, 08:59 PM
It is one piece. No springs.

Blue Bowtie
11-12-2015, 03:33 AM
Perhaps I'm not being clear.

Blade Refill: The rubber strip which contacts and cleans the glass.

Blade: The rubber strip and its support or frame connecting the blade to the arm.

Arm: The rotating member connected to the wiper shafts at the cowl.

I'm 99-44/100% certain the arm has spring tension, and if it's below spec the blade can skip.

Like many newer vehicles, the arms may be different for each side.


11-12-2015, 03:07 PM
I understand what you are saying. Thank you I will look into it.

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