What side does the long wiper go on?

What side does the long wiper go on?

In order to achieve the maximum space cleared, wiper blades are typically two different sizes depending on exactly where the wiper pivots are positioned. In some designs, the driver’s side is the longer blade and the passenger side is the shorter blade, and in other designs, it is reversed.

Is there a left and right wiper arm?

5118 is left (US Driver) side and 5116 is right (US Passenger) side.

Why do windshield wipers wipe to the left?

Most wipers go from the passenger side to the driver’s side. In a RHD car, they therefore go from left to right. The reasoning is that this clears more of the windscreen on the driver’s side.

Where do you put the wiper blade on your car?

The driver’s side wiper blade is just long enough that it doesn’t contact the top windshield molding or edge of the glass. The passenger side wiper blade gets as close to the passenger side of the windshield glass as possible to clear the most area.

What should I do if my windshield wiper arm slips?

Test the wipers. Turn the ignition key on, turn the wipers on and test the travel of the arm for proper operation. If the arm slips, you will need to replace it. Mark where the windshield wiper blade rests. If your wiper problem was not the result a loose nut, your wiper arm might be stripped out. In this case you need to replace it.

Where are the pivots on a windshield wiper?

Clear visibility is accomplished by offsetting the wiper blade pivots. When you look at your windshield, your windshield wiper pivots are not centered on the glass. They are both set further left, with the passenger side wiper being close to the middle of the windshield.

How do you install a new windshield wiper shaft?

Install the new arm. Line up the splines so that they mate with the shaft. Make sure that your wiper arm is in the correct resting position on the windshield (it should land on the same mark you made with the original wiper). Gently tap the arm down onto the shaft. It is ideal to use a tool that will not scratch your new wiper arm.