Some scumbag decided it would be funny to roll over the bonnet (at least we guess from the marks on the car, it was needing washed) of my wifes '62 plate 1.7CDTi SRi and leave the wipers in a hell of a state, all twisted and sticking up at the wrong angle.
I've repaired everything the best I can but, the drivers arm is now travelling further than it should and slapping the 'A' pillar. I tried adjusting the arm but then the two wipers would clash on the bottom part of the sweep. The passengers arm has started to scratch the screen despite my best efforts at returning it to its original position. Possibly two spindles needed?
I removed the scuttle to check the linkages out as much as I can and noticed that the drivers spindle seems to allow the pin to drop through and move up and down more than I suspect it should, it would certainly explain the excessive wiper arm movement on the o/side. I always thought that the spindle pin was locked in place to prevent any lateral movement? unfortunately, it is no longer. The passengers one seems to be fine, I think the wiper arm has taken the brunt of the damage there which would also explain the scratches on the glass.
Anyone else suffered the same and perhaps know if a new o/s spindle can be bought on its own or, are we looking at having to replace the full linkage set?
Thanks in advance for any help, cheers