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Old 02-02-03
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Wipers AGAIN!

Can I replace them with 156 ones - will the alfa 156 arms be direct bolt on ? I talked to my local dealer an they told me, its a no go. I just need to clarify that up... I am so fed up with that situation...

I want to replace both, drivers and passanger side. I cant go with the AO ones, since I got a left hand drive.
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Old 02-02-03
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The AO wipers are 145/6 wipers, find a scrap car in your country and use them. Or try Volvo wipers, think the 440's, Mike will tell you which model.

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Old 02-02-03
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Yep
I have volvo 440 on mine but of course they're RHD
They came from a scrapyard for £3.
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Old 05-02-03
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I put champion wipers type X48 on my 1.8.

They fit the 155 92-97 and the 155Q4 from 92 and the 166 from 98-03
price for both about 20€
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Old 17-02-03
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Mike Scarf:
Yep
I have volvo 440 on mine but of course they're RHD
They came from a scrapyard for £3.
Mike,

Do you know if it matters what year 440 the wipers come from? What year was the one you got yours from?
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Old 18-02-03
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hmm I checked the X48 wipers, thy are standard 19' ones. NO WAY IN HELL I can fit them to my wipers, Since I have the _one_pic_blade_ ones.

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I just changed mine and used CHAMPION X15 i think went straight in and no more judder !!!!!!!!!
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Old 18-02-03
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the x48 worked out beter than the orginal wipz I once had
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Old 21-02-03
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exactly the same wipers are in fiat tempra, meaby ask fiat dealer, i had the same problem alfa dealer told me that i must wait 3 weeks, so i found it in fiat, costs about 55euro
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I asked the local dealer today and the Early Tipo use's standard type blades and can be used on a 155, also said that a lot of the juddering is caused by a relay situated on the wiper motor, apparently it's something to do with water contamination on the printed circuit board.
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Old 21-02-03
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Hi daKlone

Not certain but I think they came from a 92 year car.
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Thanks Mike, I might invest in a set! wink
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Old 22-02-03
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Juddering Wipers !!!
That's right, the relay on the wiper motor can cause this, but I recently discovered another thing which causes the juddering....
....a very worn wiper mechanism !!!
My wipers would judder like most peoples here until I recently replaced my very worn (loads of play in all the joints etc.) wiper mechanism with one I got from Tim Hayes.
Since fitting the wipers have not juddered, not even thought about it. The action is as smooth as a babys bum.
Incidently, I see from paperwork I got with the car that my wiper motor was replaced with a new one about 2 months before I bought the car. Presumably to cure the juddering.

Just thought you guys might like another angle....

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Old 23-02-03
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Cold solder joint on one of the slide contacts can cause juddering wipers.
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Old 24-03-03
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Lets make a long story short:

went to the j-yard. Said: Massa wanna have 2 volvo 440 wiper arms. Left and right. Got them. Installed them (direct bolt on) and used champion x53 wipers on them.

result? :

http://www.lahe.net/diff/alfa-wipers/

It seems that the year doesn't matter. as lon as you get the arms that have bosh printed on them. In general the new wipers will wipe about 1 inch less from the top of the windscreen than the originals, but I dont mind.

Overall cost of the mod:

2 arms 11,5 eur
2 x53 -s 16,1 eur

Total 27.6 eur.

Used tools 13 mm wrench ;-)
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Old 24-03-03
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You could put bigger blades on the arms

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Old 10-04-03
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1. Went down to my local breakers
2. Found a Volvo 440
3. Removed complete wiper arms(Bosch)complete with blades
4. Paid man £5-00
5. Fitted wipers on my Car
6. Bloody brilliant
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