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Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:47 am
by 1969SE5
Chaps

I have a poor sweep on the wipers, how do I tell if I have the correct wiper motor drive Gear for an SE5 ? or does someone have one that is correct, that I can borrow/buy to eliminate ?

cheers

David

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:34 am
by Roger Pennington
If you take off the cover on the wiper motor, the number of degrees is stamped into the drive gear. An Se6a, for example has a 130deg gear. If yours turns out to be wrong, then replacement gears are available from SVC, for example. All you need now, is to know what yours is, and what it should be :) If yours turns out to be right, then it could be your wheelboxes are wrong?

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:29 pm
by 1969SE5
Thanks Roger...

can anyone confirm what I should have ? an advert on e-bay suggests 120deg gear ?

will open the motor tonight............

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 pm
by philhoward
I think they’re 130 across the board.

I wouldn’t put much weight on an eBay listing...

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:46 pm
by 1969SE5
Thanks Phil

would tend to agree, but all I could find ! cheers

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:14 pm
by David Tew
It's 120 degree on my Coupe which has the same windscreen as an SE5. Best to check what is already fitted.

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:27 pm
by 1969SE5
Yep, it has a 120 degree, so going to assume that is going to be correct, cleaned motor and regreased etc, seems a lot better :D
ordered park switch, happy days.

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:40 pm
by Scimher
It can be the drag caused by seizing wheelboxes, or whatever they're called - nightmare job to replace - certainly on an SE5. My wipers gave up the ghost a year or two back - the driver's wiper spindle was incredibly hard to turn. The workshop manual says 4-6lbs. of 'pull' (I think!).. but when the inner cable was hooked up to a spring balance, mine was about 20lbs+!! There had been problems before as someone, donkey's years ago, had drilled it in the forlorn hope of getting grease/oil into it. I lubricated the cable & spent ages getting it as free as possible - when I got the draw just into single figures I decided that would be good enough. My professional pal cleaned up the wiper motor as best he could. The wipers have worked better, in the last year or two, than they ever had before. Often the car would have had to have a couple of miles under her belt before they would grind into life - hardly surprising!!

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:02 am
by _Zeb_
On my Se5a, the driver wiper, at low speed, is touching the right bottom corner of the windscreen rubber and when coming back it is touching the base of the windscreen. Is it expected or does it mean that someone in the past used a 130deg instead of of the 120deg?

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:20 pm
by scimjim
More likely to be the wrong wheelbox if the passenger side sweep is okay.

Correct SE5 Wiper Drive gear ????

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:56 pm
by _Zeb_
Thanks I will check this