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Crazy fast wiper - is this normal?

1991 Seat Marbella, my wiper is frantic, well fast. Is this normal?

Otherwise, works fine, intermittent is intermittent (though a fast sweep), when switched off it parks in the right place.

Before I dive in and poke at things, maybe this is normal behaviour, or maybe some known fault in it's circuitry?

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How fast is fast? Can you get a video for us?
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Well unless youíve put a24 v battery on the car itís limited to the motor speed usually if things are heading south. Smoke then slow motor then stop
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Re: Crazy fast wiper - is this normal?

If it's any use I thought the same about my 93 Fizz...haven't used it for a good while until recent MOT & when I used wipers I thought the normal speed was almost like the fast setting on a modern car, definitely faster than normal speed on any modern car I've had over the last few years. Whether this is common to other Pandas or Marbellas ...or symptom of impending wiper failure I'm afraid I don't know.Cheers.
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Re: Crazy fast wiper - is this normal?

Panda has a single wiper. Other cars have two. It has to travel twice the distance in the same time as the other cars. Therefore it is about twice as fast as "one might expect".
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If I can figure out how to do video...

http://outthere.es/photos/marbella_wiper_speed.mp4

Doesn't seem as fast as I thought, maybe faster on a wet screen. And may be perfectly normal, I seem to remember other single-blade wipers I have used (Citroen CX, Merc 190) may have been "faster" than twin blades. Maybe simply because a single blade has to travel twice as far, its velocity seems fast, though its wipes-per-minute may be the same.
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Yeah, that looks perfect to me.
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