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majic
04-03-2005, 07:08 PM
is it just me or the rear wiper is the worst wiper of them all? it streaks and loses contact no matter how often i clean it.

i went to crappy tire and had a look at the wiper arm springs. they would work on the front wipers but not the rear - just b/c its built differently.. what do you guys do for the back? get a new blade/wiper (13\" or 14\") what kind? anyone had any success with it? thanks

Xenon
04-03-2005, 10:55 PM
I\'m the opposite.

When I first bought the car, the front bosch ones were the worst. The rear wiper was actually the best of my wipers.

I have since replaced the front ones with the Motomaster Teflon blades, now all three blades work relatively the same. All three wipe clearly with minimal streaking.

I do find however, if there is insufficient moisture (like when using the washer fluid Mist) on the front windshield, my right blade tends to miss a patch around the passenger\'s line of sight. In rainy weather where there is excess moisture, the wipers work perfectly fine.

majic
04-04-2005, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by Xenon


I\'m the opposite.

When I first bought the car, the front bosch ones were the worst. The rear wiper was actually the best of my wipers.

I have since replaced the front ones with the Motomaster Teflon blades, now all three blades work relatively the same. All three wipe clearly with minimal streaking.

I do find however, if there is insufficient moisture (like when using the washer fluid Mist) on the front windshield, my right blade tends to miss a patch around the passenger\'s line of sight. In rainy weather where there is excess moisture, the wipers work perfectly fine.

dude.. i didn\'t ask if your FRONT wipers were awesome or not. i have beef with the REAR wiper and i\'d like to see what others with a problematic rear wiper are doing.

i already read your other thread where you stated that your rear blade was the best wiper on earth, i asked for a solution to my shi77y rear wiper problem... you gave me this

me: man my SUV sucked 15L/100km on the last tank, anyway i can fix it?
you: oh my corolla does 6L/100km, it\'s a great car

it\'s like the blid leading the deaf :sarc

thr33scompany
04-04-2005, 09:50 AM
I too have this problem with the rear wiper.. I was talking to Majic about it the other day... I haven\'t come up with anything to fix it though. It\'s kind of annoying that the wiper misses some key patches in the back.. someone think of something quick!!! ugh

SoopaBanana
04-04-2005, 10:21 AM
Hmmmm... I have the same problem until I push the rear wiper in intermittent mode. It seems that the rear wiper needs to warm up or something. Try to leave it on intermittent, and see if it works in 3 min.

I do, however, have problems with the mechanical sound of the rear wiper. Is it normal to hear noticeable sound from the wiper hinge?

majic
04-04-2005, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by SoopaBanana


Hmmmm... I have the same problem until I push the rear wiper in intermittent mode. It seems that the rear wiper needs to warm up or something. Try to leave it on intermittent, and see if it works in 3 min.

I do, however, have problems with the mechanical sound of the rear wiper. Is it normal to hear noticeable sound from the wiper hinge?

heh warming it up :p well i do use the defroster and it helps a bit, but not much. the wiper isn\'t as bad in the rain as it is in the snow (not to say it\'s anywhere near ok) but in the snowy season if you leave it in intermittent, OMFG it\'ll streak and smear your whole window (not enough moisture, too much salt/road grime)

hmm maybe we can see at the next meet, normal (sound from the hinge) to me could be abnormal to you ;)

SoopaBanana
04-04-2005, 10:43 AM
lol thanks Majic... As for the \"warming up\", you\'d be surprised at how well it works for me... Nonetheless, I\'m quite pissed that the wipers have been a pain to me for any car I own it seems :p

ieatkittens
10-23-2005, 08:21 PM
Bumping this thread to see if anyone has solved the problem yet :)

Just got my hatch and with all the rain we\'ve been having i\'ve noticed quite the streaking problem

DeLaY_NoMoRe
10-23-2005, 08:27 PM
Me too have the same problem, I was thinking to go back to the dealer, yell the hell out of them and ask them to change a new one for me. Dunno if that\'s possible......:D

bluntman
10-23-2005, 08:37 PM
Never had a problem with the rear wiper. Changed the fronts recently and now the windshield is as clear as when new. BTW, I clean the all the windows with Stoner\'s Invisible Glass and I only use Rain-X (yellow) WWF.

eguiyab
10-23-2005, 10:44 PM
I\'ve used the Rain-X also and the wipers seem to work a bit better with it. I recently put it on the Rear window of my hatch and it helps. I guess since the rain or whatever isn\'t \"sticking\" to the glass as well, it comes off easier.

majic
10-24-2005, 02:00 AM
rain-x seems to be the only solution thus far :(

TheProfessor
10-24-2005, 09:31 AM
How \"old\" are your rear wipers? I only ask because our rear wiper works great, but in fairness the car is only seven months old. How frequently does Mazda suggest that it be swapped for a new one?

Xenon
10-24-2005, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by PSIVIC


How \"old\" are your rear wipers? I only ask because our rear wiper works great, but in fairness the car is only seven months old. How frequently does Mazda suggest that it be swapped for a new one?

I would imagine that wipers need only replacing every few years. My mom owned a Subaru SVX for 14 years, we only replaced the wipers 3 times.

Maybe Mazda just went a little cheapo on the wipers?

TheProfessor
10-24-2005, 02:55 PM
Hmm, I\'ve found that every one of our cars has required a change of wipers on an almost yearly basis. Not by the dealer or manual\'s instructions, but simply from a performance aspect. I don\'t mind though, it\'s only about $20-25 per car per year.

Broli
10-24-2005, 05:00 PM
i haven\'t had a problem with the rear wipers yet!
i rarely use them, rainx is great!

um, i will be more observant, since it has been raining alot lately
and i will mention, if they suck or not!

i know this doesn\'t really help, but well what can you do!

ds2chan
10-24-2005, 06:21 PM
I\'ve only had my car for 3 months and haven\'t had a problem with my rear wipers yet.. not an answer u\'r looking for but just telling you how mine are..

how about getting reflex wipers for ur rear wipers??

billyfo
10-24-2005, 07:08 PM
I don\'t have any problem for rear one, cause barely use it. But front pairs, I changed total of 3 pairs for 2.5 yrs usage.

ieatkittens
10-24-2005, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by PSIVIC


How \"old\" are your rear wipers? I only ask because our rear wiper works great, but in fairness the car is only seven months old. How frequently does Mazda suggest that it be swapped for a new one?

My wiper (and my hatch :P) will be one week old tomorrow, and it streaks :S

billyfo
10-24-2005, 09:02 PM
try some rain-x or some ppl suggest using window cleaner at Exterior Maintenance section.

cphowitzer
10-25-2005, 02:19 AM
ok this is stupid, stop calling Canadian Tire, crappy tire... represent man :p

EO MasivHerbs
10-29-2005, 09:37 PM
hahaha