Help hope this is the right place to post this? its my first time on this site.
The spring link underneath the hinge on the drivers side wiper arm on my signum elite 2005 has started touching and now make a squeal against the screen. This only happens as arm reaches the end of the wipe across to the offside. Vauxhall say it needs a new arm but I fail to see how this will make any difference although I have ordered one. I have slighly bent the blade end of the arm closer to the screen in order to lift the hinge point end further away but this has made little difference. I think I have checked all the threads on this site but no one seems to have had a similar problem. I did remove the arm (it was very tight) needing a puller and I have looked under the plastic shroud but all looks ok, however there is a small amount of play in the spined shaft bearing. There could be more play when the arm is vertical but I cannot stop the wipers in that position to check. I also noticed if you pull the arms out as when washing the screen the hinge sides also scrape the screen if the wipers are switched on. Any advice gratefully received.