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There's a couple of things on the Captiva that can cause this - the root of the problem is that the wipers aren't registering as being in the "park" position correctly. This can be caused either by the wiper motor bearings "sticking" causing the wipers to not return to park correctly or the plastic disc on the wiper motor shaft that triggers the park ...


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The big question you need to ask yourself when considering the wipers is ... Do they work? Are they cleaning the windshield without streaking? Are they removing the water as expected? If not, replace them. If the rubber of the wiper is splitting or tearing off the frame, replace them. IOW, if you're not happy with them, replace them. There is no set "this is ...


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The advantages of nice (not the cheapest) Windshield Wipers They Last Longer, being made of better materials that resist UV damage in the summer, and endure more physical abuse in the winter. They Work Better, with the more pliable materials clearing rain and snow from your windshield more cleanly, frames/beams that fit your windshield better causing less ...


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This could be a bad wiper relay, however when I've dealt with intermittent wiper issues it is often the linkage assembly that is the problem, motors tend to work or they don't. Every wiper system I've seen uses the same principe: the linkage transfers the spinning motion of the electric motor into a back and forth motion through some gears to a motor arm, ...


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As you stated it is difficult to say how long wipers last due to various usage and environmental conditions. One thing that can be agreed on is that they need to be replaced when they cease to clear the window. Replacement should occur when streaks or unwiped areas reduce visibility enough to be a safety concern. I typically change mine in the fall. I ...


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I have seen that wiper blades will have the wiping edge trailing the direction of motion. When the wiper arm gets to the end of range and changes direction the wiping edge will flip. This flip can make it look like arm has traversed a part of the wiper arc when in reality the wiping edge has not fully traveled over that section. New wipers are much more ...


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Maybe an automatic control has a faulty sensor ? My 2011 Murano has auto wipers that turn on and off and adjust speed according to any rain : Such a system would cause your condition with a bad sensor. I expect it would need to be evaluated by the dealer.


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All my diagrams do not show an external relay, but is does show in interval wiper/washer module that could be bad. No clue where it is.


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