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Anyone have a way to quiet squeaky wiper blades?
I had the dealer replace the passenger side wiper a few weeks ago.
The 24" driver's wiper is acting up now and the replaced one is squeaking again too.
Trico makes a replacement for the 24" (16-2415) but not for the 17" on my 2011.
I wonder if there might be some kind of teflon spray to coat the rubber?
 

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Spray the springs UNDER the wiper arms with Fluid Film or other lubricant and it should help out a lot.
 

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is the arms, or os the wiper itself chatty across the window?
 

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We are experiencing the same wiper chatter with our 2010 terrain. Getting worse as the outside temps fall. Dealer said to try to clean the wiper rubber with rubbing alcohol to see if it helps... hasn't seemed too. Dealer looking into replacement blades and also winter blades for us. It seems that the type of rubber spec'd out for the terrain blades either hardens too quickly or doesn't stay flexible enough to adapt to colder temps or road grime on the windshield.
 

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Spray the spring. Itll put more tension ON the wiper arm to push the blade down on the window. I had to do it on my new G8 as even with new wiper blades, it would streak.
 

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In my case, the wipers don't glide smoothly over a dampened windshield. If the glass is dry or soaking wet, both blades are smooth and quiet. When it's just slightly wet, the rubber makes that scrungy noise. The rear wiper is always perfect.
 

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bballr4567 said:
Spray the spring. Itll put more tension ON the wiper arm to push the blade down on the window. I had to do it on my new G8 as even with new wiper blades, it would streak.
I've heard of this before, but never could understand how lubricating a spring could make it gave more tension. Care to explain ?
 

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I have no idea how it works but it does. Worked wonders on my G8 and did it on the Terrain for just cause.

Only thing I can think of is that the spring is using all its force to pull on the wiper instead of some being wasted on resistance.
 

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You could try these couple of ideas for Wiper Blades that make a noise..regardless of age...

Try using Rain-Away by Wynne's on the windshield...or a similar product is Rain-X...both help to disperse water from the glass and also "lubricate" the wiper blades. You'll likely have to do it monthly, and apply only in temperatures a few degrees above freezing..or higher..

If all else fails, try adding IVORY Dishwashing Liquid to the Washer bottle..just a few drops will do it.....that clears the windshield beautifully of bug splatter in the summer, and salt spray in the winter......and also has the effect of silencing noisy wiper blades......but it must be IVORY...!!!!

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Problem Solved

Finally took care of the "issue". I bought a set of Trico Neoform blades. Advanced Auto had $10 off if you bought a pair plus Trico also has a mail in rebate. I know...I know, only the 16-2415 will fit (on the driver side), so I had to re-size the 16-1915 to fit on the passenger side.
I won't bore you with the details, but it came out perfect.
Looks like a factory original. Best of all...no more noise[/color]!
 

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Re: Problem Solved

How did you fit a 19" to 17" ? Do you have pictures ?

jsganz said:
Finally took care of the "issue". I bought a set of Trico Neoform blades. Advanced Auto had $10 off if you bought a pair plus Trico also has a mail in rebate. I know...I know, only the 16-2415 will fit (on the driver side), so I had to re-size the 16-1915 to fit on the passenger side.
I won't bore you with the details, but it came out perfect.
Looks like a factory original. Best of all...no more noise[/color]!
 

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Just purchased set of wiper blades for my Terrain at Walmart..
24' drivers and 17" passenger 13 dollars a blade easy install as all adapters are included
Brand name Michelin Radius match factory blades pretty good
 

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jsganz said:
Finally took care of the "issue". I bought a set of Trico Neoform blades. Advanced Auto had $10 off if you bought a pair plus Trico also has a mail in rebate. I know...I know, only the 16-2415 will fit (on the driver side), so I had to re-size the 16-1915 to fit on the passenger side.
I won't bore you with the details, but it came out perfect.
Looks like a factory original. Best of all...no more noise[/color]!
bought the same blades...different sizes for my first gen.....very smooth and quiet blades....
 

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Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.
 

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buickx said:
Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.
I did try using Windex on the rubber of the original blades without much success.
 

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Had the Terrain for almost a month now and have not had to use the wipers yet and it even rained a bit today but not when I was driving.
This is the longest I have gone with a new car and not had to drive in the rain.
 
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