Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-19-2015, 01:15 PM
slk230red's Avatar
WECO Installer
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 814
W201 wiper repair

Owned my '93 since new, and 2 days ago while driving in the rain, the wiper blade started going too far over to the right and got stuck. I got it un-stuck, then coming home it started going to far over to the left side and getting stuck.

I removed the wiper arm assembly and took it apart. The half circle gear is completely stripped/crumbled. My parts guy has one in stock and I'll install it tomorrow. I plan to remove the cover and clean and grease everything before putting it back together.



__________________

1993 190E 2.3
2001 SLK230
1971 LS5 (454) Corvette Convertible
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 91
Bummer, but glad you're going to be able to get it fixed easily. I just went through the process of disassembling, cleaning, and lubricating the entire system on my w201. Tedious, but not terribly difficult. The result was a wiper that now sweeps smoothly across the windshield.

Any w201 owner should do this as preventative maintenance. Honestly, I didn't until the wiper started slowing mid-swipe. I tried spraying the pivot points, but it's the inside mechanism that needs attention.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2015, 03:52 PM
slk230red's Avatar
WECO Installer
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 814
Quote:
Originally Posted by 92-2.6 View Post
Bummer, but glad you're going to be able to get it fixed easily. I just went through the process of disassembling, cleaning, and lubricating the entire system on my w201. Tedious, but not terribly difficult. The result was a wiper that now sweeps smoothly across the windshield.

Any w201 owner should do this as preventative maintenance. Honestly, I didn't until the wiper started slowing mid-swipe. I tried spraying the pivot points, but it's the inside mechanism that needs attention.
She's fixed, glad my parts guy had the replacement gear in stock. I also removed the front cover and cleaned and greased it too. My original gear was falling apart more due to heat and age than lubrication... very brittle.
There sure is a lot of moving parts in that mechanism. Who says MB's are over engineered?
__________________

1993 190E 2.3
2001 SLK230
1971 LS5 (454) Corvette Convertible
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 282
Oh to have rain again...

In my whip the gears are steel, nice for peace of mind maybe noisier though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2015, 06:58 AM
lsmalley's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 1,845
Rain? What's that? :-D
__________________

1990 190E 2.6L
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page