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I have a 2012 LTZ and the wipers are making a very annoying noise. The blades seem to be skipping across the windshield. It could be that the bolt holding the arms is loose. But I cannot figure out how to tighten it. Does anyone know how to fix this? It can't be the wipers as they were recently replaced with quality blades. Some feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Do you use rain-x? That usually makes my wipers skip.
 
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What quality blades are you Using?

Also, the very hard to find Bon-Ami powder applied to the windshield with a sponge and a little bit of water will polish the glass clean. Several decades ago there was even a TSB for it.
 

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clean the blades weakly with soapy water rag. keeps the surface cleaner on contact. think the wiper arm has a cap on it that pops off and tighten nut. thats most cars
 

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I have found I have to use the OEM blades for the Cruze or I have issues. Especially with the "beam"blades. I recently waxed my windshield and that helped a lot. My own conclusion is they skip because the windshield is too clean and the wax almost acts as a lubricant.
 

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Drove me nuts with my 2012. I ended up replacing the drivers side wiper arm and bending the arm slightly so the blade was perpendicular to the windshield.

I also clay barred the windshield and threw away my Rain-X wiper fluid. Between one of those, something seemed to work.
 

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love the oem blades. I even drill two holes in the new Ac Delco's to use the stock oem plastic airfoil back on the new one for the driver side...
 

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What quality blades are you Using?

Also, the very hard to find Bon-Ami powder applied to the windshield with a sponge and a little bit of water will polish the glass clean. Several decades ago there was even a TSB for it.
Do you by any chance have the text of TSB?
 

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Do you by any chance have the text of TSB?
Wiper and Washer Systems: All Technical Service Bulletins
Cleaning For Procedure Chattering Wiper Blades
Bulletin Number: 91-10-8
Reference Number: 031066
Publish Date: 11/90
Subject: CHATTERING WIPER BLADES OR BLADE WIPEABILITY (CLEANING PROCEDURE)

Models
Affected: 1982-1991 ALL MODELS
This bulletin cancels and replaces bulletin 87-10-4 issued 10/86. Please discard
bulletin 87-10-4.

Condition:
Chattering and poor wipeability comments may be due to the windshield glass and/or
wiper blades becoming contaminated by insect residue, dirt, road grime, car wax etc.

Correction:
1. Clean the windshield glass with GM # 1050011 (Bon Ami) glass cleaner or
equivalent.

Important: The glass is clean when rinse water does not "bead-up", but
"sheets" across the entire glass surface. Multiple cleanings
may be required to remove all contaminants.

2. Clean the wiper blades by using a cloth that has been saturated with full
strength washer solution and wipe vigorously. Rinse the blades with water after
cleaning.
 
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