Rear wiper chatter

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Wilber6
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Rear wiper chatter

Post by Wilber6 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:13 am

Hi everyone.

Does anyone's rear wiper 'chatter' noisily across the screen rather than a smooth wipe in anything but reasonably heavy rain? I have cleaned the blade and the rear window several times but the fault still persists.

Can the pressure of the wiper on the glass be reduced? Or does anyone one have any other suggestions to fix the problem?

Many thanks, Wilber6
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Paul.Cambs
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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by Paul.Cambs » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 am

Hi, mines silent - wouldn't know it was in motion
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Golfmk56
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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by Golfmk56 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:55 am

Yes, exactly same problem here. Never a fan of OEM wipers, I simply replaced with a Bosch aerowiper - problem solved.


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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by tobydog » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:43 am

Yep, exactly the same problem. Annoyingly, even when I try and avoid it happening I have no control. If I clean the front screen and then put the car in reverse to get out of the drive, the rear wiper swipes whether I want it to or not. Unsuspecting passengers can even jump with surprise at how loud it is, especially the back seat ones. I'll go for the Bosch replacement as well.
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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by Matthijs82 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:53 am

Had the exact same problem on my A3, on this car it seems fine so far.
As the rest said, replace it with a Bosch and you'll be fine. (you shouldnt have to, but OEM is not that great)
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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by tobydog » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:06 am

I even had to get the fronts sorted after a few months because the drivers side wasn't making contact with the screen properly and leaving big smears. The rear on my Mitsubishi ASX split early on as well. I just expect it.
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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by MBM » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:49 pm

same problem
Will Seat dealers have better ones for replacement
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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by nitrous » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:19 pm

I have the same problem, and smearing on the fronts after 1 year.

It's possible that the dealers may have better quality than factory-fit, but I bet you'd be paying handsomely for it!

I'd suggest, as Matthijs82 did. Get some Bosch Aeros from Amazon or so for half the price. Great refills and they'll last better. I think the Ateca is:
Front: A864S
Rear: A282H


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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by Silvertouran » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:01 pm

Same here. Chatters on the initial wipe but ok on the return.


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Re: Rear wiper chatter

Post by Phantom » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:40 pm

I have that problem on other cars. It is sometimes due to the fact that the wiper arm is not parallel to the glass surface, so the blade flicks over on wat and not the other i.e.its being pushed across the glass no dragged. the solution is to bend the arm so that it is parallel to the glass. just a slight adjustment across the arm will do the trick .Works every time for me.
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