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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Wiper Position

Does anyone know how to adjust the place where the wipers rest when they are not on. Right now, my wipers on my '87 YJ are facing straight up when they are not being used and are staring me right in the face when I am driving. I would like to have them rest to the side, so they do not obstruct my view. Anyone know of any articles about how to adjust this or have any insights? Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Wiper Position

you should be able to take the whole wiper arm off.. and turn it. and put it back on.. usually they are held on with a screw or something.. and its just splines under it.. so you can rotate it.. and slide it back over the splines..
i havent personally done this to a jeep.. but i have to another vehicular motion..

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Re: Wiper Position

On the Jeep there is a small 'tensioner' on the back side of the arm. You can use a small screwdriver to relieve the tension then remove the entire wiper arm. Rotate to the desired position and put that bad-boy back on. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Wiper Position

It sounds like the linkage is out a little. Just moving the wiper arm won't work, then the down stroke will be greater than the upstroke and it could contact the frame. If the wipers are straight up and down at rest and travel equal length on both sides, it's the linkage. You'll have to adjust the linkage at the wiper motor, so it has to come off. You want the stroke so it's over to the passengers side at rest (you knew this already), but will travel the full stroke in operation.

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I have run into yhis problem myself. Some of my problem is I have combined CJ and YJ parts. I have a YJ motor and CJ linkage. I wanted intermittent wipers and I found a YJ harness. The biggest difference I found was that the CJ motor went back and forth. THe YJ motor makes a complete circle. I had to remove the arm on the motors and swap them to make it work. The YJ motor's original arm is longer than the CJ and it would stick all the way over and not return. After I figured this out it works most of the time. It occasionally does what you said or it only returns half way. I know of no other adjustment unless you can move the motor back to the left some to shorten the stroke.

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