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Garage => Mechanicals => Topic started by: 1974450SEL on 30 March 2010, 07:12 AM

Title: Big Oops with wiper arm springs and windshield
Post by: 1974450SEL on 30 March 2010, 07:12 AM
Thought I'd pass on my "Ooops" for those out there changing out wiper arms.  FYI: Do yourself a favor and make sure when you are installing the wiper arms back on to the car to have a blade on it so when it springs back it does not crack the windshield!   This crack is just big enough that I'll have to replace the windshield.  I was meaning to change out the original windshield seal anyway now I have a reason to do it! I'm looking at about 300.00 US from Safelite Auto Glass to get it done with installation and cost of replacement windshield.   
Title: Re: Big Oops with wiper arm springs and windshield
Post by: koan on 30 March 2010, 11:52 AM
Thought I'd pass on my "Ooops" for those out there changing out wiper arms.

That's not good!

I'd have said a few words out loud on making that mistake.

koan
Title: Re: Big Oops with wiper arm springs and windshield
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 30 March 2010, 01:30 PM
I'm looking at about 300.00 US from Safelite Auto Glass to get it done with installation and cost of replacement windshield.   

I truly hope you have better results with Safelite than I did on my 300SD. I provided an OEM seal and when they were done with the car (took about 3 hours) the seal was torn up. It leaked even after taking it back 5 times so I ended up buying a tube of 3M Bedding Compound and filled all of the gaps. This was after I had somewhere else replace the windshield and I thought the poor job was due to an aftermarket seal, but using an OEM seal was no better! The next time I am doing the job myself.