C4 Wiper Blades - Corvette Forum

Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 Tech/Performance
Log In 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory
Search

C4 Tech/Performance
L98 Corvette and LT1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine

C4 Wiper Blades

Closed Thread
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
Phuncky Feel One
Junior Member
 
Phuncky Feel One's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2010
Posts: 16
Location: Woodbury Heights New Jersey
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default C4 Wiper Blades

Ok guys, I know wiper blades aren't up there when it comes to working on your car. I hope to save a newbie some time when looking to replace their wiper blades on their C4 without the BS run around. As you know, third time's a charm usually. The first and second time a PepBoys employee gave me their stock wiper blades for my C4 which would hit the hood when wipping (RainX newest blade & Anco). Returned them and went to Advance Auto Parts and their employee gave me the RainX weatherbeater wiper blades (blades themselves were very low profile). I dremeled the plastic clip holding them to the arm even with the blade itself. Now the wipers work 100% better than the stock ones I threw out.

20" Rain Weather Beater wiper blades $11.99 ea at Advance Auto Parts
Phuncky Feel One is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
jhammons01
CF Senior Member
 
jhammons01's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Posts: 9,230
Location: Irvine Ca
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is a brand called "Exact fit".....get them at Kragen (now O'reilly's)

It will cure your problem and yes they fit just fine under the hood
jhammons01 is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
383vett
CF Senior Member
 
383vett's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2003
Posts: 13,015
Location: moraga ca
Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Simpler solution for my bracket car...no wipers.
383vett is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
overdrawn
CF Senior Member
 
overdrawn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 924
Location: Manteca Calif
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wanna hear something funny, I have never turned mine on, don't even know if they work.....
overdrawn is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
383vett
CF Senior Member
 
383vett's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2003
Posts: 13,015
Location: moraga ca
Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by overdrawn View Post
Wanna hear something funny, I have never turned mine on, don't even know if they work.....
Vettes aren't supposed to be out in the rain.
383vett is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 02:58 PM   #6
mcm95403
CF Senior Member
 
mcm95403's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,681
Location: Fremont CA
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to mcm95403
Default

Since someone else brought up the subject of wipers.........

My drivers side wiper travels so far to the left side that it goes up and over the A-pillar and is taking the black coating off the window trim. About half of the wiper blade is moving off the glass. Is this one of those common 84 problems that was corrected in later years? If so, I'd certainly like to get that fixed since my Vette is an all-weather fighter
__________________
Thanks, Marc Medina
www.dunritenetworks.com

previous Vettes: 84 CFI auto, 99 Nassau Blue 6-speed
current Vette is a Turquoise Metallic 91 automatic, 3.07's, Fast Burn heads, SD LT-4 cam, Bosch III's, Accel Super Ram & 58MM TB, LT-1 manifolds, Magnflow catted Y, Flowmaster direct replacement mufflers, 1984 Z51 springs, Koni's, C5 brakes, 275's/315's, VB&P 32mm front sway bar
mcm95403 is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 03:02 PM   #7
92WhiteVetteGuy
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2006
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 383vett View Post
Vettes aren't supposed to be out in the rain.
Hi,
Keep your old wiper arms and pick-up some ANCO Wiper Refills U-20R for ~$5. You can find these at any independent auto parts store. Retailers like Walmart and the auto chains carry only replacement wiper arms/assemblies. The aftermarket arms don't clear the hood.
__________________
92WhiteVetteGuy
92WhiteVetteGuy is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 03:03 PM   #8
sailorsteve
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,793
Location: Westerly RI
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcm95403 View Post
Since someone else brought up the subject of wipers.........

My drivers side wiper travels so far to the left side that it goes up and over the A-pillar and is taking the black coating off the window trim. About half of the wiper blade is moving off the glass. Is this one of those common 84 problems that was corrected in later years? If so, I'd certainly like to get that fixed since my Vette is an all-weather fighter
This is adjustable, refer to your FSM.
sailorsteve is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 03:26 PM   #9
383vett
CF Senior Member
 
383vett's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2003
Posts: 13,015
Location: moraga ca
Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
Default

I always thought the fiberglass resin Vettes are made of dissolve in the rain.
383vett is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 06:27 AM   #10
HlhnEast
CF Senior Member
 
HlhnEast's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,319
Location: Jacksonville FL
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Marc, I think there are adjustments but kinda sounds like either your blade assembly is not sitting right on the pivot or your linkages under the cowl are worn out and sloppy. You might try marking the arm assembly and a reference point on the cowl with a fine point and rotate it clockwise a spline or two. The assembly has a clip at the pivot that needs to be slid a little and then pry gently to pop it off. If it aint too corroded it may come off pretty easy. If not a straight claw hammer under the assembly at the pivot generally works. Be careful with it.

Good luck!
HlhnEast is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 08:22 AM   #11
larry93lt1
CF Senior Member
 
larry93lt1's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2010
Posts: 1,989
Location: Gaithersburg MD A member since 2007 but then the computer crashed and then the car crash loss of memory X 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 383vett View Post
I always thought the fiberglass resin Vettes are made of dissolve in the rain.
Only the '83's were made of the water soluble resin that's why they are so hard to find.
larry93lt1 is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 08:28 AM   #12
mseven
CF Senior Member
 
mseven's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2005
Posts: 5,148
Location: The Motor City
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

mine will melt ..or so I'm told, wasn't that an option in 90?
The only time I even tried mine is when I bought the car in 04. I'm with the wiper delete plan and some rain x on the glass, however keeping the arms on the car makes it street legal in MI.

Last edited by mseven; 12-12-2010 at 08:31 AM.
mseven is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 10:09 AM   #13
sailorsteve
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,793
Location: Westerly RI
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HlhnEast View Post
Marc, I think there are adjustments but kinda sounds like either your blade assembly is not sitting right on the pivot or your linkages under the cowl are worn out and sloppy. You might try marking the arm assembly and a reference point on the cowl with a fine point and rotate it clockwise a spline or two. The assembly has a clip at the pivot that needs to be slid a little and then pry gently to pop it off. If it aint too corroded it may come off pretty easy. If not a straight claw hammer under the assembly at the pivot generally works. Be careful with it.

Good luck!
I don't know if the arms are the same for all C4's, but on my car they only go on one way, so you can't move them to a different location like you could on older cars.
sailorsteve is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 10:19 AM   #14
Geardo
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Geardo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2010
Posts: 408
Location: Carencro LA
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

They tried to sell me some fancy blades at Autozone, told them they wouldn't fit on the Vette, bought some RainX, they fit and work great, no mods needed.
Geardo is offline  
Old 09-11-2014, 09:55 AM   #15
VikingTrad3r
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
VikingTrad3r's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,565
Thanked 36 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geardo View Post
They tried to sell me some fancy blades at Autozone, told them they wouldn't fit on the Vette, bought some RainX, they fit and work great, no mods needed.
Confirming on 87 coupe rainx weather beater from walmart in canada work as direct replacement. i got 19's. looks like i should have got 20's from above comments. tossed old rusted ones out.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by VikingTrad3r; 09-11-2014 at 11:03 AM. Reason: added pics
VikingTrad3r is offline  
Old 09-11-2014, 02:39 PM   #16
playsdixie
CF Senior Member
 
playsdixie's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,034
Location: ft myers FL/Munising MI
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to playsdixie
Default

you know this thread's 4 years old???
playsdixie is offline  
Old 09-11-2014, 03:17 PM   #17
HAD2HAV2
CF Senior Member
 
HAD2HAV2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,705
Location: MOORESVILLE NC
Thanked 46 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Iím glad the thread popped up because I am going to pick some wiper blades up today for my 88 and 2 other vehicles.
HAD2HAV2 is offline  
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 Tech/Performance
Reload this Page C4 Wiper Blades
 
 
Closed Thread


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yellow wiper blades jazvet C7 Parts for Sale/Wanted 3 12-07-2015 02:10 PM
Silicon Wiper Blade Refills toobroketoretire C3 Tech/Performance 4 11-21-2015 07:01 AM
Trouble with wiper arms or blades Corvette woman C4 Tech/Performance 19 06-21-2015 05:39 AM
C6 Wiper blade problem oldnbald C6 Corvette General Discussion 2 09-30-2014 10:43 AM
Windshield wiper blades taylor34 C3 General 3 06-10-2014 09:58 AM


Tags
1994, anco, blade, blades, c4, change, corvette, corvetteforum, low, profile, remove, size, travels, wiper, wiperblades

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 PM.