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Old 01-09-2018, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default I hate you 240 wiper system

Pouring rain the cables on the wiper decided to fall of the cam again. Is there a better way to have a wiper system?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:03 PM   #2
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Yes 140's had solid actuation arms till 73 when they went to that cable crap.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:15 PM   #3
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Yes 140's had solid actuation arms till 73 when they went to that cable crap.
Transferable to the 240s?
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Transferable to the 240s?
No everything's in a different place, you'd have to swap the cowl.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:08 PM   #5
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Be sure the cables are well lubed and the tension on the wrap isn't too tight but not too loose. It is a crappy way to have the wipers work. But if you keep it lubed you'll probably never have a problem.
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Are they really that bad? I've never had a problem with 240 wiper linkage.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:36 PM   #8
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Are they really that bad? I've never had a problem with 240 wiper linkage.
To me they are more of a pain than the heater fan if you need to service it. Wrapping those cables around the cam can get very frustrating.

For service tools a small 8mm ratcheting box wrench and a small slotted screwdriver will help you tighten the nut on the end of the cable without twisting the cable and making it come off the moving slotted thing. You have to also remove enough dash stuff to get both hands in there.

It is also good to take off the wiper arms once in awhile and shoot some lube down the shaft. Something like Wurth HHS K will seep in there and leave grease where it is needed. Just be sure to use paper towels or rags so you don't get that stuff anywhere else.
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To me they are more of a pain than the heater fan if you need to service it. Wrapping those cables around the cam can get very frustrating.

For service tools a small 8mm ratcheting box wrench and a small slotted screwdriver will help you tighten the nut on the end of the cable without twisting the cable and making it come off the moving slotted thing. You have to also remove enough dash stuff to get both hands in there.

It is also good to take off the wiper arms once in awhile and shoot some lube down the shaft. Something like Wurth HHS K will seep in there and leave grease where it is needed. Just be sure to use paper towels or rags so you don't get that stuff anywhere else.
You just scared me into giving them a squirt.
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To me they are more of a pain than the heater fan if you need to service it. Wrapping those cables around the cam can get very frustrating.

For service tools a small 8mm ratcheting box wrench and a small slotted screwdriver will help you tighten the nut on the end of the cable without twisting the cable and making it come off the moving slotted thing. You have to also remove enough dash stuff to get both hands in there.

It is also good to take off the wiper arms once in awhile and shoot some lube down the shaft. Something like Wurth HHS K will seep in there and leave grease where it is needed. Just be sure to use paper towels or rags so you don't get that stuff anywhere else.
I bought the car with one of the cams broke off. Huge pain in the ass to put it together and working properly. I thought I had it solved now I have to do it all over
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To me they are more of a pain than the heater fan if you need to service it. Wrapping those cables around the cam can get very frustrating.

For service tools a small 8mm ratcheting box wrench and a small slotted screwdriver will help you tighten the nut on the end of the cable without twisting the cable and making it come off the moving slotted thing. You have to also remove enough dash stuff to get both hands in there.

It is also good to take off the wiper arms once in awhile and shoot some lube down the shaft. Something like Wurth HHS K will seep in there and leave grease where it is needed. Just be sure to use paper towels or rags so you don't get that stuff anywhere else.
Rebuilt mine per cleanflametrap's tutorial with some JY dust /hat seals since they're NLA and the goose grease caused the cam to fall off of the post ... twice ... second time I had to accurately clean the splines and tap it back together with red loctite.



So far so good.


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Yes 140's had solid actuation arms till 73 when they went to that cable crap.
This is pretty much why I sold my 242 Ti many years ago after tearing into the dash multiple times trying to fix that same issue.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:05 PM   #13
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On my wagon a few years ago. I figured the cable came off on the right wiper. When I went to check it out. the whole cam thing for the cable had come off the wiper shaft. I pressed it back on but there was no way I wanted to trust it. Found one in the parts stash and its been ok since then.

Hey they fixed it with the 760/740.
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On my wagon a few years ago. I figured the cable came off on the right wiper. When I went to check it out. the whole cam thing for the cable had come off the wiper shaft. I pressed it back on but there was no way I wanted to trust it. Found one in the parts stash and its been ok since then.

Hey they fixed it with the 760/740.
Had the same experience. Put the cam back on with blue Loctite.

I snug up the cables when get in there for any reason. No issues since (fingers crossed).
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:11 PM   #15
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A cam fell off on the wiper shaft of my 244; I successfully repaired it by reattaching it with JB Weld.
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Swapped the M for an A and my wipers are faster.
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