Originally Posted by hardie Hi everyone I am new to this site so you will have to bear with me I have a 2008 fiat ducato 120 multijet van and approximately one month ago my windscreen wipers just stopped working the strangest thing is approximately one hour later they started working again and have been fine until today. I was two hours away from home today when they just decided to stop working I
Originally Posted by dazzab Hi Paul. I have the same problem. My wipers stopped working and then decided theyd work again but only for an hour. It was in the garage for 4 days and theyre still not working. They checked the wiring changed the motor body computer control unit switch and nothing. fiat have apparently said its a short somewhere but nobody has any idea where it is likely to be. I like you
You might have a uprated wiper system to cope with larger screen.This can be identified by 2 relays in-line with the wiper motor wiring (easy to see right infront of you as you open bonnet) I also think there is a extramodified bracket on the motor itself.Sorry but dont know where you would obtain such long wiper blades.fiat dealer might be able to obtain them from the body builders.
Hi there Eventuallly got a couple of new blades from a commercial vehicle motor factor. You are right about the uprated relays and wiring bracket etc. The new blades are from an Iveco 100 or similar and are 26 in length. Not quite the same and had to drill out the wiper arm to take the centre bolt but a million percent better than before. Thanks for the help Phil
A follow up with a solution &8211 hope that this helps anyone else with the same issue. I posted my problem on one of the Motorhome Usenet groups (MH-List) and a member there directed me to a post on the motorhometoday.co.uk forum . Here someone with the same problem has reported that a short circuit in his reversing lights had caused the F31 fuse to blow which in turn took out his wiperswashersheater
Sorted sorry - didnt check the 10amp reversing light fuse which had blown and when replaced the heater and wipers miraculously worked again
have you checked the wiring at the heater resistor
If you have had water getting into your electrics then electrical problems are inevitable. Have you taken steps to cover the fuses and relays. I mentioned on an earlier thread to you that you needed to get the scuttle sorted which fiat would have done for free while the van was under warranty. This was not a recall issue you had to ask. Have you thought of approaching fiat Alternatively you could
i silicone sealed the skuttle back in the summer across the windscreen and in the tray itself where it joins also replaced fusebox due to water damage. i will look at doing some of the other recommended water ingress prevention measures soon including bigger skuttle drainage with tubes and seal around lights etc. any ideas where to look for this annoying heaterwiper problem where can i find the heater resistor to check the wiring
wipers when it comes to whether it will be ducato boxer jumper if you need to occasionally pull out mechanism and grease on the pins it often densely likes to bake they break the O-rings this is a case which unfortunately occurs unas nagminie in Poland especially in periods of the winter salt wala mercifully not here and that the moisture climbs everywhere but the suspect to you and in will likewise sory for spelling
Originally Posted by deecee94 My wipers have started to travel through a much bigger arc. The drivers side goes over the pillar and jumps back missing some of the window. Is the arc adjustable to reduce the travel. I have had a look but not being a mechanic type I couldnt see anything Thanks in advance Linkage is probably broken or worn fiat only sell the complete unit including motor I think so just get the offending part in the scrapyard. deecee94 thanked for this post
Hi not sure what you meant by - travel through a much bigger arc. The drivers side goes over the pillar and jumps back missing some of the window I am assuming the missing some of the window meaning near the bottom of the screen which is the same distance the wiper jumps pass the pillar. If this is the case I would say that the nut that holds the wiper arm on the spindle spline has come loose & is
Im experiencing a similar problem as the origator of this thread with my 28 JTD - 2005. At standstill or moderate (car)speed the wipers works just fine but at highway speed or strong headwind the wind pressure causes it to pass the pillar on the drivers side (left hand drive). The wiper arm is not loose on the spindle so I guess there is either too much play in the linkage or some loose part(s). Does anyone have a hint on this Thanks Mat
Originally Posted by Reidar The wiper self parking on my -96 ducato isnt working. Is this a common problem Does anyone know how to fix this Mine doesnt occasionally. Its normally the switch (or third bush) in the actual motor itself tbh I havent bothered stripping mine down I just turn it off when the wipers are in the right place.
Here in Norway the MOT came as a part of an EU directive. Ironicly Norway(that is not part of the EU) seeme are more eager to follow all the EU directives than any of the actual members. Anyway this is my second car that doesent pass the MOT because of this problem.
I would also like to do this. Anyone done it
Hi thought I would answer my own question. Eventualy tracked down a replacement wiper motor. I noticed that the failed (burnt out motor) was looking almost new in comparison to the one I was about to fit. Alarm bells rang in my head & I decided to check the mechanism & found the reason for the motor failure. The passenger side wiper spline had seized in the housing & I guess explained why the motor
Thanks for the feedback
Hi Farty. Is this LWB welfare bus a tri-axle by any chance If it is you might want to check the rear subframe holding the back four wheels.
No Its basicaly a lwb mini bus that was used to ferry Nhs patiants. I am in the process of converting it to a campervan
Hi Im not certain what type of wiper you have but if it is always parking in the same spot it is most likely due to the crank slipping on the shaft. Most wipers have a splined shaft often tapered that the crank fits on some have one or two flats on the shaft instead. The crank fits over the splines and is held on by a nut. If you turned wipers on after a long period of non use or if you window was
30A is very high for a wiper circuit see if there is anything else on the same fuse. If not check wiper current draw on dry screen add 50% thats your fuse size. If there are other devices on the same fuse fit an inline fuse on the feed to the wiper circuit. ponsaloti thanked for this post
Agreed but according to the book only wipers on this fuse but sometimes books talk with fork tongue. Im going to put 15amp fuse in and if theres a problem Ill change it for a 20amp ect..ect.. Ill let you know. Many thanks for your logical reply