Windshield Wiper Faliure


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. installed pins in the bushing to prevent movement (1 reports)
1994 Daihatsu Mira accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1994 Daihatsu Mira Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 102009

Mira L201S 0.8L V3

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles


On my long road trip this summer my Windshield Wipers started to fail in New Brunswick. I stopped at a parts store in St. Pascal Quebec to change the wiper blades on my car. My right wiper arm failed completely on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago in a torrential Rain Storm.

My drivers side wiper arm would sometimes only lift half way or not at all and crash into the other one. Quite annoying and naturally there was a lot of rain on my drive. I looked at the Wiper issue when i finally got back to my drive way the first thing i tried was tightening up the nut on the wiper arm. That did not work, so i tried tightening it up some more and with a snapping sound the wiper arm broke... oops.

Off to the junk yard I went and i found an almost exact wiper arm from a 1988 Mercury Tracer. I tried installing that and tightened that up to much to and broke it too doh!

I decided to take the Wiper system apart after removing the wiper motor and disconnecting the linkage I diagnosed the problem. the pin that holds the drivers side bushing was occasionally moving with the linkage when it should be stationary. I took the linkage to a machine shop and he jammed a sturdy metal pin to prevent the other pin from moving.

After getting back home and installing everything the wiper system has worked perfect ever since.

- daihatsu, Calgary, AB, Canada

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