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Freezing wipers solution?

I know almost everyone complains about the wipers icing up when driving. It looks like the wipers sit so low they don't get any of the heat from the defroster. I was noticing that there is a little over an inch of space and the end of the driver's side wipers stroke before it hits the edge of the windshield, so I figured I'd just move the wipers up higher onto the windshield so they don't sit so low. Easier said than done. I pulled the wiper arm off and there is a small white plastic piece with a tab on it. The arm centers on the tab. Without moving this piece, you can't adjust the arm. Anyone know how to move that piece. I was looking at it, but its 4˚ outside I only have so much patience in these kinds of temps.
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I was thinking the same thing, may be we need to get a small deflector in side to push some of the heat down, any just a thought,


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Freezing wiper solution....

Move to Florida?



Seriously....might be easier to find an aftermarket blade that is a bit longer but offset? Would that work?


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Move to Florida?
That's what I did. You should thaw out just in time for Jeep Beach!

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anco contour wipers, not cheap but work great in winter
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i feel everybody's pain - this is my major gripe about the this model jeep ('cept maybe the mpg) - i live in anchorage and it gets cold and snowy and icy and...well, you get the point. it is a horrible design and when it's snowing and blowing out, there's nothing to do but crank the defrosters up and expect to be iced up in minutes. i am hoping some enterprising aftermarket co. creates some kind of deflector that would direct the heated air to the rest of the freakin' windshield, where it belongs. i would buy one...lame lame design, jeep...

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Urine. Lower freezing point.
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Urine. Lower freezing point.
Good point. Btw I kept your beer from freezing at the last jeep meet at Johnny's. Your welcome.


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Good point. Btw I kept your beer from freezing at the last jeep meet at Johnny's. Your welcome.
I thought it was a little spicy! lol
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i feel everybody's pain - this is my major gripe about the this model jeep ('cept maybe the mpg) - i live in anchorage and it gets cold and snowy and icy and...well, you get the point. it is a horrible design and when it's snowing and blowing out, there's nothing to do but crank the defrosters up and expect to be iced up in minutes. i am hoping some enterprising aftermarket co. creates some kind of deflector that would direct the heated air to the rest of the freakin' windshield, where it belongs. i would buy one...lame lame design, jeep...
Does your wiper fluid resevoir drain to the ground when it gets cold? I had the tank replaced when it was new but when it gets -30 or colder the washer fluid all leaks out. I think its from around the pump gasket.
Moving to Florida isn't an option for me either.
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i feel everybody's pain - this is my major gripe about the this model jeep ('cept maybe the mpg) - i live in anchorage and it gets cold and snowy and icy and...well, you get the point. it is a horrible design and when it's snowing and blowing out, there's nothing to do but crank the defrosters up and expect to be iced up in minutes. i am hoping some enterprising aftermarket co. creates some kind of deflector that would direct the heated air to the rest of the freakin' windshield, where it belongs. i would buy one...lame lame design, jeep...
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my wiper fluid seems to stay put, which is good because when spring comes, you need that stuff really bad around here...you've never seen such dust and dirt flying around. they don't put salt on the streets here in winter, they use dirt a lot, so in spring, it's like a damned dust storm when cars stir it up all day. ughhh. and yeah, i have always had a problem with the mileage of this jeep. i get a pretty consistent 14 mpg, which sucks! why can't they make a jeep that gets decent gas mileage? but i would gladly settle for shitty gas mileage than have the ridiculous, lame defroster design...
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+1 on the iced wipers. Very annoying.
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I use a mix of windsheild washer made by rain-x de icer it work pretty good so far and help quite lots.

Other sujestion would be to install a windsheild washer heater kit,like this one.

http://www.windshieldwiperheaters.com/

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this was talked about last year. I e mailed daystar and told them they should make something , haven't seen nothing yet though. There was a good idea for wraping a piece of copper tube around the radiator hose and hooking the washer fluid tube to it. then ya got hot washer fluid which helps some.

got Jeep got stuff, never enough of the right stuff tho

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Winter wiper blades, they are covered on rubber to help prevent ice build up. Also the plow drivers trick is to crank the de-frogger with window open. You won't be as cold as you think.
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I have always wondered why they just dont put one line of the heat tracing they use on the rear window along where the front wipers sit. This always made so much sense to me...would defrost the wipers and de-ice the bottom of the window.

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Hot washer fluid + cold windshield =

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Hot washer fluid + cold windshield =
Its fine as long you dont use it right away when the windsheild is froze solid,but when its already warmed up,its fine ,actualy some car come factory with that system.

But even at minus 50 i always only use the de-icer with winter blade off course ,never had a trouble so far.

Well i craked my windsheild by turning the heat up at -40 but thats another story :P

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I have always wondered why they just dont put one line of the heat tracing they use on the rear window along where the front wipers sit. This always made so much sense to me...would defrost the wipers and de-ice the bottom of the window.

Some car do have that actualy,i seen that on an Acadia and a grand caravan here .

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...or next time, just don't let the same committee of chimps design the heater/defroster...
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I've solved this with a two part system. Only downside is it has the minor side effect of cracking windshields about once a year. (seriously)

Defroster on high until all the glass heats up to the touch and melts the ice from the tip of the blade.

De-icing windshield washer fluid in the reservior.

On the bright side my reservior doesn't empty...even at -100 windchills(-30 temps) I hit a few times last year.

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I've solved this with a two part system. Only downside is it has the minor side effect of cracking windshields about once a year. (seriously)
Say it as a joke but i did turn on the heat at -50 and here the damn result.


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