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Patrick 6/18/2011

2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 4 Cyl 1.80L

Preventive Maintenance

My 2003 WW Passat windshield wiper blades rub and make noises shortly after installation of new blades.

VW Dealer says this is due to road tar on windshield. However, aggressive cleaning does not help. Could this be a design fault with the VW model? Or is there another explaination. This problem has been unresolved for 7 years. Please help! Unfortunately, Auto MD does not have a good category for this question. Hope someone finds it.

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Jimm 6/19/2011

Try adjusting the angle of the wiper blades as they contact the windshield, tilt the wiper blades either toward or away from the windshield - then try the wiper cycle on a clean windshield with a wet film / washer fluid - to test the proper angle of contact.


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