Help with wipers jumping.

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  1. bbrewbaker

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    Ever since the dealer was nice enough to run the car through their car wash after getting work done. We've been dealing with the wipers jumping across the window.
    It don't matter how wet the window is.
    The wipers on now i just put on 2 weeks ago and that didn't help at all.
    I've tried cleaning the window with dish soap, Someone recommended degreaser, neither one worked tryed the clay bar. That got dirt off but they still skip.

    Here is a video. You can hear it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1w_ytq3Vco

    I don't know what else to try. Other then go back to Lawrence Chevy and complain to them.
     
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    Clean off your blades by pinching them between your fingers, then clean off the windshield with windex. If that doesnt work you probably need new blades because whatever chemical they used in the carwash dried out the blades or is stuck to them.
     
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    I cleaned the blades off with rubbing alcohol. They were ok at first them started jumping again.
    I put my Valeo wipers on from mine.
    No jumping at all.
    So it looks like either the wipers got dried out. Or they are bad.
    They are the $4 Anco ones form Wal-Mart.
     
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    lol there is your problem right there lol
    WalMart blows balls
     
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    The rubbing alcohol helped to dry them out as well, no matter when they start doing that its time to change blades.
     
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    I got my old summer ones on for now. I might drive it to work today in the rain to see how it is.
    My old ones just streaked on it.
    So they are atleast useable

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    On second thought. I don't want to crank the window to pay the turnpike toll.
    We have EZ pass for. But it's in the other car that's not at home.
     
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    Eww, you NE people and your toll roads, I hated it so much when I visited MA.
     
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    In this case though the turnpike is the better way to go.
    The Other way for me is to go the capital beltway that backs up at rush hour like now.
    Also today they had a car fire blocking one lane. I knew about that before i left.
    So turnpike FTW. The turnpike don't get tied up.
     

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