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how do you keep your wipers from freezing?

Re: how do you keep your wipers from freezing?

Postby bradman0087 [OP] » Jan 24 2012, 11:03pm

upon further investigation they do not hit the hood they hit a stop that is manufactered into the wiper arm.. just a bad design
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Re: how do you keep your wipers from freezing?

Postby MKivSupra » Jan 25 2012, 7:03am

i dont know if this is a canadian thing or a slt option but mine have heated fluid and upon command starting i see fluid in the snow under the wipers. -45c in winnipeg the other night and not a problem the next morning. I was under the impression it shoots out the heated fluid onto the wiper blades when warming up.

works for me anyways
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Re: how do you keep your wipers from freezing?

Postby richmick » Mar 03 2015, 6:03pm

wheeler82 wrote:Ive never actually had my wipers "freeze" solid to the windshield but ive had them get excessive ice built up on them. As for pulling them away i havn't tried it yet but what if you turned them on and when they were in the upswing on the window shut your truck off, then i wonder if you can move the whole arm away without the hood getting in the way, just a thought don't know if it will work or not.


I always try to pull them away from the windshield. Never shut you truck off with them partway in a cycle. My wife is bad for this. You start you vehicle and if they are froze. You either blow a fuse or burnout the motor. At least knock them loose from the windshield before you start the vehicle. I always clean ice and snow off my windows before I start my wipers.
Lazy people get in there car, start it up, power window down, and up. Wipers on, 5, 6 " snow moved. On there way...
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Re: how do you keep your wipers from freezing?

Postby iceman61 » Mar 03 2015, 6:16pm

I've never done it but when I used to work in a factory a lot of the guys would go outside and put a large piece of cardboard or plastic across their windshield. At shift end they would pull it off ice, snow and all and be on their way home.
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