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    jor
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    I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would one
    of you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently than
    yours. Thanks.
    jor
    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg




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    badgolferman
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    jor, 11/3/2007,10:39:56 PM, wrote:

    > I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would
    > one of you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently
    > than yours. Thanks. jor
    > http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg


    I'm not an Avalon owner but it's obvious the passenger wiper blade is
    on the spindle wrong. Hurry up and take it off and put it back on
    quickly before someone thinks a Toyota is broken!

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    Ray O
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    "jor" <jor@jor.com> wrote in message news:200711031939568930-jor@jorcom...
    > I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would one of
    > you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently than yours.
    > Thanks.
    > jor
    > http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg
    >

    Take the passenger side wiper blade and push it back down into the proper
    position. It will feel like you are going to break it, but it will pop back
    down into the proper park position. You can pull it back up to the position
    shown in the photo if you are trying to clean underneath or if you are
    expecting a lot of snow or ice that may jam the wipers under the hood.
    --

    Ray O
    (correct punctuation to reply)



  4. #4
    jor
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    On 2007-11-03 19:39:56 -0700, jor <jor@jor.com> said:

    > I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would one
    > of you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently than
    > yours. Thanks.
    > jor
    > http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg


    Thanks, guys. I'll give it a yank.
    jor


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    Jeff Strickland
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    "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
    news:2_ednUjHGZpp3rDanZ2dnUVZ_ujinZ2d@comcast.com. ..
    >
    > "jor" <jor@jor.com> wrote in message news:200711031939568930-jor@jorcom...
    >> I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would one of
    >> you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently than yours.
    >> Thanks.
    >> jor
    >> http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg
    >>

    > Take the passenger side wiper blade and push it back down into the proper
    > position. It will feel like you are going to break it, but it will pop
    > back down into the proper park position. You can pull it back up to the
    > position shown in the photo if you are trying to clean underneath or if
    > you are expecting a lot of snow or ice that may jam the wipers under the
    > hood.
    > --
    >


    That's spooky! I don't know if this car is different any any of the dozens
    of others that I've done wiper blades on, but I've never seen a blade
    position like this (the passenger side) that can simply be moved back into
    position. I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm saying I've never done it
    that way. I always have removed the nut holding the arm to the spindle and
    set the arm where I wanted it, then put the nut back on.

    TO THE ORIGINAL POSTER
    Has the windshield ever been replaced?

    I suspect the glass guy that worked on the windshield simply failed to
    install the arm properly. The spindle has splines on it, and the arm can be
    taken off of the spindlel and aligned to another set of splines. On my BMWs,
    there is one set of splines that is spaced differently than all of the
    others, forcing the arm to always be installed correctly. My BMWs are an
    anomoly in this regard as compared to all of the other cars I have owned and
    neighbor's cars that I have done this kind of work on.

    Ray is a former factory rep, or some such thing, and if he says the arm can
    be moved by pushing it around, then I guess he is right. I have no
    experience with Avalons, so I will defer to Ray on this. I still think his
    way is spooky, but I don't know that it works or not. If it does work, then
    the method I am suggesting can result in other problems.







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    Ray O
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    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlr@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:R3oXi.8444$9N6.1363@trnddc03...
    >
    > "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
    > news:2_ednUjHGZpp3rDanZ2dnUVZ_ujinZ2d@comcast.com. ..
    >>
    >> "jor" <jor@jor.com> wrote in message
    >> news:200711031939568930-jor@jorcom...
    >>> I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would one
    >>> of you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently than
    >>> yours. Thanks.
    >>> jor
    >>> http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg
    >>>

    >> Take the passenger side wiper blade and push it back down into the proper
    >> position. It will feel like you are going to break it, but it will pop
    >> back down into the proper park position. You can pull it back up to the
    >> position shown in the photo if you are trying to clean underneath or if
    >> you are expecting a lot of snow or ice that may jam the wipers under the
    >> hood.
    >> --
    >>

    >
    > That's spooky! I don't know if this car is different any any of the dozens
    > of others that I've done wiper blades on, but I've never seen a blade
    > position like this (the passenger side) that can simply be moved back into
    > position. I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm saying I've never done it
    > that way. I always have removed the nut holding the arm to the spindle and
    > set the arm where I wanted it, then put the nut back on.
    >
    > TO THE ORIGINAL POSTER
    > Has the windshield ever been replaced?
    >
    > I suspect the glass guy that worked on the windshield simply failed to
    > install the arm properly. The spindle has splines on it, and the arm can
    > be taken off of the spindlel and aligned to another set of splines. On my
    > BMWs, there is one set of splines that is spaced differently than all of
    > the others, forcing the arm to always be installed correctly. My BMWs are
    > an anomoly in this regard as compared to all of the other cars I have
    > owned and neighbor's cars that I have done this kind of work on.
    >
    > Ray is a former factory rep, or some such thing, and if he says the arm
    > can be moved by pushing it around, then I guess he is right. I have no
    > experience with Avalons, so I will defer to Ray on this. I still think his
    > way is spooky, but I don't know that it works or not. If it does work,
    > then the method I am suggesting can result in other problems.
    >


    If only one arm was out of position, then it was probably removed and
    replaced incorrectly. Since both are in the raised position, my way will
    work ;-)
    --

    Ray O
    (correct punctuation to reply)



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    jor
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    >>>>
    >>> Take the passenger side wiper blade and push it back down into the proper
    >>> position. It will feel like you are going to break it, but it will pop
    >>> back down into the proper park position. You can pull it back up to the
    >>> position shown in the photo if you are trying to clean underneath or if
    >>> you are expecting a lot of snow or ice that may jam the wipers under the
    >>> hood.
    >>> --
    >>>


    Ha! That was very neat. I announced to my wife that I was heading for
    the garage to repair the windshield wiper parking issue. She said,
    "Don't break it." Damn, that's confidence. Anyhow, 20 seconds later I
    was back in front of the TV - job completed. Thanks, Ray and others for
    your replies.
    jor


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    Ray O
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    "jor" <jor@jor.com> wrote in message news:2007110418150327544-jor@jorcom...
    >>>>>
    >>>> Take the passenger side wiper blade and push it back down into the
    >>>> proper
    >>>> position. It will feel like you are going to break it, but it will pop
    >>>> back down into the proper park position. You can pull it back up to
    >>>> the
    >>>> position shown in the photo if you are trying to clean underneath or if
    >>>> you are expecting a lot of snow or ice that may jam the wipers under
    >>>> the
    >>>> hood.
    >>>> --
    >>>>

    >
    > Ha! That was very neat. I announced to my wife that I was heading for the
    > garage to repair the windshield wiper parking issue. She said, "Don't
    > break it." Damn, that's confidence. Anyhow, 20 seconds later I was back in
    > front of the TV - job completed. Thanks, Ray and others for your replies.
    > jor
    >


    You're welcome! I try not to steer you wrong!
    --

    Ray O
    (correct punctuation to reply)



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    sharx35
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    jor wrote:
    > On 2007-11-03 19:39:56 -0700, jor <jor@jor.com> said:
    >
    >> I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would
    >> one of you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently
    >> than yours. Thanks.
    >> jor
    >> http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg

    >
    > Thanks, guys. I'll give it a yank.
    > jor


    Give WHAT a yank? I thought that you were happily married.





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    jor
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    On 2007-11-04 22:33:30 -0700, "sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> said:

    > jor wrote:
    >> On 2007-11-03 19:39:56 -0700, jor <jor@jor.com> said:
    >>
    >>> I'm thinking the wipers aren't parked right on my 04 Avalon. Would
    >>> one of you kind Avalon owners post if these are parked differently
    >>> than yours. Thanks.
    >>> jor
    >>> http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...rary-11307.jpg

    >>
    >> Thanks, guys. I'll give it a yank.
    >> jor

    >
    > Give WHAT a yank? I thought that you were happily married.


    Ha, ha... not bad. That explains why my wife said "Don't break it!"
    jor


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