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Old 01-21-2011, 04:33 PM
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I replaced my wiper blades 2 months ago with winter blades as I was having the same problem. I have not had any problems any where near what I previously had. I blamed it on snow and ice getting into the top of the blades where the springs and or tensioners were and freezing them into a improper angle. Any way mine work fine now as the blades are totally encased so snow and ice cannot get at them. Yes mine were bought at Autozone, if I remember correctly they cost me around $30.00 and that was with a rebate.
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I don't have this issue with my wipers - but then again, I make a point of flexing the blades with my hand while I'm clearing the snow to makes sure all of the pivots are clear of ice.
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I plow snow and i put on latitude wipers and alls ok
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I've tried latitudes before and haven't had much luck, but might have to try them again. It's been a few years since I've used them so maybe they have gotten better. I've read a couple of positive reviews on them here. I seem to remember them just riding over the snow rather than clearing the snow. Coming from a guy who plows snow I'll take your word that they are decent! I currently have the Autozone winter blades, I believe they are called Duralast and haven't been impressed with them either. So the search goes on...
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I live in the south side of chicago and do several trips a year to go snowmobiling in northern wisconsin, UP of Michigan, and upper lower peninsula of Michigan. Winter Blades (latitude), and good washer fluid (rainx stuff, not cheap blue), and I have no problems. Also, do use the manual settings for climate and use the defrost function!
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Funny, thought I was nuts till I read this post. Yep, I've had some intermittent issues and plan on replacing the blades fairly soon.
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Add another one to the list of people with this problem. I experience this same "pull over and clean" while driving in the snow. For those that suggest it is ice on blade or buildup or ice on pivot point or bad fluid - it is definitely NOT. It doesn't matter how good your fluid is if only the top inch of the blade is in contact with the windshield. I guess there is the chance it could be the pivot icing up from fluid being sprayed, but they seem to move freely when I pull over and check.

I am convinced it is due to the blades getting cold and "freezing" into either their shape in the mold or the shape of the bottom of the windshield where they rest.

I have considered buying new blades, but am bothered that a two week old truck needs a "new" anything. But I think that is what I will end up doing.

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Well I just broke down and bought a pair of Rain X latitude wipers so we'll see if I have better results with them this time around. I read too many positive feedback here that I had to give them one more shot. Suppose to get some bad weather here in New England the next couple of days so I'll give them a good test run and let everyone looking for replacements a review on how they work on my truck.
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I chucked the stock wipers in the trash can during my first week of ownership. Put on Bosch one-piece and they work fine now. The stock wipers were crap even before it started snowing.

You'd think for the money I spent on the truck that they could put on a decent set of wiper blades.....
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Every vehicle I've ever owned has had the same shitty wiper design that's been around for decades. Those booster springs that you can fit around the arm seem to help...but I wish manufactures could figure out a better system!
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