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Unread 01-25-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Windshield Wiper Not fully swiping?

My windshield wipers on my '90 Wrangler 4cyl do not wipe all the way across in front of me, The blade stops almost directly in front of my field of view. Is there a way to make it wipe farther or is there a way to adjust it manually so the arm is in a different starting position to compensate? Totally frustrating! The passenger side blade actually hangs off the windshield a tad in the off position, any insight?

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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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Yes. Just remove the arm from the pivot and place where you want it.
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I figured it was as easy as that, however last i looked at it, it was easier said then done. maybe im missing something?
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you can move the arm or if you want to spend some money you can get the wipe boy kit which will make a better sweep

http://www.riptech.net/
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I always wondered this too, mine stops like a foot away from the edge of the windshield, and the passenger one stops before it hits the curve from the drivers one.

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Unread 01-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #6
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you can move the arm or if you want to spend some money you can get the wipe boy kit which will make a better sweep

http://www.riptech.net/
Yep! I installed on my 92 years ago now wipers go all the way down.
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This is where your wipers should normally sit. If they are lower than that, someone "adjusted" them down too far. It looks better when you aren't using them, but doesn't do the job when you need them.



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Unread 01-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #8
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The wipe boy kit described above increases the swing so you get a full swing from the full down position. kit includes a larger bell crank that increases the swing. back in the day you could just buy the bell crank now they sell the kit with blades etc. i would call them and just buy the bell crank, if so inclined.....
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I would just properly adjust the blades. If the blades lay flat in the resting position the tip of the passenger side will always sweep over the gasket which would bug the dickens out of me...
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I would just properly adjust the blades. If the blades lay flat in the resting position the tip of the passenger side will always sweep over the gasket which would bug the dickens out of me...
when installing the wipe boy bell crank you must also shorten the PS wiper arm about a inch, easy i did it on mine. if you buy the kit they supply a shorter arm for the PS with new wiper blades.
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Thanks for the info, when I swap my roll bar I will fold it down and move them. Mine lay way down when off
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Thanks for the info, when I swap my roll bar I will fold it down and move them. Mine lay way down when off
Unless I am mistaken, ALL the YJs simply unclip by inserting like a 1/16" allen wrench or an awl into a hole on the arm. Windshield doesn't need to move to adjust them- just pop 'em off and set 'em right. An easy way to do this is to run the wipers until they are at maximum sweep and then turn off the ignition so they stay at maximum sweep. Then adjust the driver's side so it doesn't hit the gasket at the window edge and then adjust the passenger side exactly exactly parallel to the driver's side. Run the wipers to test them but they should stop at the right spot now.
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Yeah I'm not too concerned with how they sit in the off position, as long as I can see when i need them, thats all i care about. thanks The_Goob for posting a picture, thats exactly what happens with mine
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Unless I am mistaken, ALL the YJs simply unclip by inserting like a 1/16" allen wrench or an awl into a hole on the arm. Windshield doesn't need to move to adjust them- just pop 'em off and set 'em right. An easy way to do this is to run the wipers until they are at maximum sweep and then turn off the ignition so they stay at maximum sweep. Then adjust the driver's side so it doesn't hit the gasket at the window edge and then adjust the passenger side exactly exactly parallel to the driver's side. Run the wipers to test them but they should stop at the right spot now.
Guess I didnt think of that. I will be checking out all the internals too since in addition to the position, they sound very bad. I think my motor is weak or the linkages might need some grease
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Unless I am mistaken, ALL the YJs simply unclip by inserting like a 1/16" allen wrench or an awl into a hole on the arm. Windshield doesn't need to move to adjust them- just pop 'em off and set 'em right. An easy way to do this is to run the wipers until they are at maximum sweep and then turn off the ignition so they stay at maximum sweep. Then adjust the driver's side so it doesn't hit the gasket at the window edge and then adjust the passenger side exactly exactly parallel to the driver's side. Run the wipers to test them but they should stop at the right spot now.

Correct. I just use an awl. Some folks are bothered by the wiper arm being in their field of view when off, I haven;t noticed mine in years. I think if they were stolen, I wouldn't know till it started raining.
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