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Broken down on the m25!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by alexanderfoti, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    If anybody saw 2 people next to a 210 in the hard shoulder of the m25 today in front of JCT 6 exit clockwise that was me and my girlfriend (standing in the ****ing rain).

    The ****** Wiper mechanism gave up the ghost on me today (of all days!). Pain in the arse considering I lubed it up last time I serviced it around 6 months ago, It doesnt seem like the mechanism that moves it up and down and around is broken, but the connection from the motor to the mechanism (I can hear the motor spinning).

    argh

    Just wanted a rant and to see if anybody has had a similair problem before I rip it out to find the problem.
     
  2. mikestrivens

    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear you're stuck. I guess wipers have been a bit overused recently.
     
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    alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Im home now luckily but took RAC an hour and a half! Exactly, even after lubing it I noticed it was a bit noiser than normal.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Has it been tight in the past,,the damage could have been done ages ago, the linkage can come apart, as can the nut on top of the motor comes loose
     
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    alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    It has been a bit noisy in the past when ran for long periods of time. Greasing it didn't seem to help :(

    I will have to pull it off and check the damage. Any idea If the pre face lift mechanisms will fit? As there is one on eBay at the moment?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Oil is better than grease,,it gets in places that grease cannot and grease will take in water.

    So far there is just these 2

    008 A 2108200041 LINKAGE,
    015 A 2108200141 LINKAGE,
    Pane wiper linkage

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    They look identical don't they :) I will give it a shot next time :)
     
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    There is no way that I can tell if one is for the facelift, it could have been a slight change and there are no numbers from number xxx So I think that you are safe
     
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    If they do fit, I've one in my toolbox you can have.
     
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    96-02.. all 210 linkages and motors the same
     
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    alexanderfoti

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    Awesome! Ahh Richard I wish I saw your message earlier. All paid for now. Thank you very much for the offer.
     
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    Er is that the Godstone, Purly turn off? Nope didn't see you. Hope this helps
     
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    Hi,
    From the symptons you are describing this sounds like the plastic worm gear on the drive end of the wiper motor has broken, as this is,nt meant to be removeable and not available as a separate part it will require replacing the complete wiper motor as an assembly.
     
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    Yup, thats what im thinking, I have a whole new unit in the post on its way to me motor+mech so that should sort it.
     

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