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This is a discussion on Wiper problems within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I got a 2000 trans am and had my wiper transmissions replaced at a dealership. after it snowed my wipers ...

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    I got a 2000 trans am and had my wiper transmissions replaced at a dealership. after it snowed my wipers stopped working because the nut got loose on the motor. i tightened it down and now my wipers bang on high speed and on intermitten they stop halfway. i was wondering if anyone knows how to adjust this. i think its the transmission that attaches to the motor but im not sure. please help thanks........... and if someone could tell me how to find this thread that would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JML6820 View Post
    I got a 2000 trans am and had my wiper transmissions replaced at a dealership. after it snowed my wipers stopped working because the nut got loose on the motor. i tightened it down and now my wipers bang on high speed and on intermitten they stop halfway. i was wondering if anyone knows how to adjust this. i think its the transmission that attaches to the motor but im not sure. please help thanks........... and if someone could tell me how to find this thread that would be awesome.
    How tight did you tighten the bolt down.

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    Why not take it back to the dealer and tell their butts to fix it right.I'm sure it wasn't cheap for you to have the work done at the dealer,they should stand behind their work.
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    i dont wanna take it back cause they were gonna charge 400 for a new motor and the motor is fine. and that was their second chance. i wont go there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawk2000 View Post
    How tight did you tighten the bolt down.
    its was so loose that i could spin it with my finger. so i grabbed the wrench and made it a little past snug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JML6820 View Post
    its was so loose that i could spin it with my finger. so i grabbed the wrench and made it a little past snug.
    Ok yea then I would probably take it back and tell them to fix the problem because they havent done nothing but made it worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawk2000 View Post
    Ok yea then I would probably take it back and tell them to fix the problem because they havent done nothing but made it worse.
    That's why they aren't getting it back. I went to my mechanic and there is a piece that goes on top of the motor and connects the transmission. I had to reset the top of it. Then adjust the wiper arms again.

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    so is everything good now? If this is their second chance and you were worried about going back to them the 2nd time i would take it back and bark up a storm and explain why you are not happy. Im sure theyd do it for free then, if not then screw em and move on. Its really just pathetic what dealerships and some small shops will do to rip people off for some cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    so is everything good now? If this is your second chacne and you were worried about going back to them the 2nd time i would take it back and bark up a storm and explain why you are not happy. Im sure theyd do it for free then, if not then screw em and move one. Its really just pathetic what dealerships and some small shops will do to rip people off for some cash.
    I actually called and complained and the service manager told me I'm beat and I should find a new place to service my car. It is messed up what places do....

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    BCM and/or wiper pulse board malfunction..

    To set the wipers properly they have to be tightened when they are slightly up over past the arm rests. Once properly tightened you then simply physically move them back over the stops so the blades are down against the glass and you're done.. The king nut does'nt tighten beyond the splined taper for the wiper arm.. Meaning you can not bind the mechanism by over tightening the arms..
    Last edited by Smittro; 01-11-2011 at 07:38 AM.

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    Remove wipers and don't drive in the rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Remove wipers and don't drive in the rain
    Or you can snap one clean off the car and watch it skip across the ground like I did..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Remove wipers and don't drive in the rain
    That's a nice weight reduction. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by JML6820 View Post
    That's a nice weight reduction. Haha
    If you want to talk weight reduction, i think removing the windshield washer fluid tank in the front of the car would be my first pick, that thing is huge is has to hold atleast 8 gallons of fluid

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    Quote Originally Posted by JML6820 View Post
    I actually called and complained and the service manager told me I'm beat and I should find a new place to service my car. It is messed up what places do....
    theres always someone higher, but sometimes its more trouble then its worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWS6 View Post
    theres always someone higher, but sometimes its more trouble then its worth
    I think it would be. The dude said that he was as high as I could go. It's fine cause they are gonna lose my business and I won't refer them to anyone... I win!!!!! Hahaahaaaaaaaa

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