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Old 05-12-2010   #1
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Doblo wipers completely stuffed ?

Hi, my wipers have stopped working. I think this was through trying to start them when they were frozen to the windscreen in the recent bad weather. The wiper arms are now very 'wobbly' and I get a kind of grinding noise when I turn the wiper motor on. When I wiggle the arms they seem to catch and start wiping but become loose again. Does this sound like a problem with the linkage arms (I gather that I can get a replacement kit from Wipex for 30) or is it worse than that ?

Also does anyone have a photo/diagram that shows me how the wipers/motor/linkage all fits together ? I am trying to work out if the whole assembly needs replacing or not (have not delved under the hood yet as it's so cold).

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have you tried tightening the arms might have slipped on splines undo cap on arm tighten nut
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Hi, I had a look at the wipers and the nuts are very tight on the splines, the 'wobble' seems to be further down inside the car - I imagine where the linkage arms connect.
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Hi, I had a look at the wipers and the nuts are very tight on the splines, the 'wobble' seems to be further down inside the car - I imagine where the linkage arms connect.
could be new linkage required just thought might be idea to tighten
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Re: Doblo wipers completely stuffed ?

you (and we certainly) wont know until you remove the linkage & inspect it, plenty new on ebay (75)
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No, I cannot tighten the wipers up any more. Looks like I'll have to look inside. Anyone got any pictures of what I will see and explain what is what when I do ? Cheers.
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No, I cannot tighten the wipers up any more. Looks like I'll have to look inside. Anyone got any pictures of what I will see and explain what is what when I do ? Cheers.

if there's nothing in the doblo guides section up top, perhaps you could take step by step pics & post for everyone?
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Anyone got any pictures of what I will see and explain what is what when I do ?
........ think i'll start up a garage & charge people for my time & knowledge.
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Re: Doblo wipers completely stuffed ?

Take a look at this:

https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-guid...kit-wipex.html

Mine went for the second time today in a massive snowstorm! I'm not paying 100+ for the whole linkage and motor like I stupidly did last time!

I've just ordered the Doblo version of the Wipex kit based on the above post. I'm hoping for quick postage!
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I've just ordered the Doblo version of the Wipex kit based on the above post. I'm hoping for quick postage!
I have not had quick postage. I'm still waiting and the company wont reply to my emails. I suppose they are taking a Christmas break but I would still have hoped to have received the Wipex kit by now! I ordered on the 16th of December!
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Re: Doblo wipers completely stuffed ?

Parts finally arrived on the 6th of Jan. Good parts, work well but I'm really unhappy with the Wipex communication!
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