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Old 04-29-2019, 09:04 PM
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Any recommendations on how to resolve squeaky windshield wipers? It only makes noise in one direction and with a very light mist precipitation event. In moderate rain or more it is silent. Any ideas on how to resolve it. The wipers are relatively new. I thank you in advance for your counsel.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by RLX-Sport Hybrid View Post
Any recommendations on how to resolve squeaky windshield wipers? It only makes noise in one direction and with a very light mist precipitation event. In moderate rain or more it is silent. Any ideas on how to resolve it. The wipers are relatively new. I thank you in advance for your counsel.
Did you or the dealer replace them? Did they squeak before replacement? Just some things to think about. Try cleaning the blades thoroughly.
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Clean windshield thoroughly, especially in the area causing the squeak. Also the wipers as suggested.
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All good ideas. I installed the Rainex Ice replacement wipers which other than the noise issues, are great choices. I cleaned the windshield extra well, even used a razor blade to get any little burs off, then cleaned the wiper blades (which turned out to be very dirty), and finally then reapplied a fresh coat of rainex and it seems to be resolved. It is going to rain a lot over the next many days, so we will see if it was successful.
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If you drive fast enough, you don't need the wipers.

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After all of that, it still squeaks. Thoughts?
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After all of that, it still squeaks. Thoughts?
There are those who clay bar the windshield. Griot's has a "special" windshield clay bar they sell, but I'm not convinced it's any different than the one used on the paint.

It's not a solution I've personally tried though.
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After all of that, it still squeaks. Thoughts?
Go back to OEM. Iíve never had luck in the past with after-market wipers and will never use them again.

I just get replacement inserts when needed and have never had issues.
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