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Wiper indexing issue

Hey all, I have an 16 Pro. Last night it snowed and I was not great about cleaning the entire window off and when I ad the wipers going the blade would not go all the way down because of the snow build up on the bottom/base. So today when the sun came out and I thoroughly cleaned the truck the wiper on the drivers side will not go all the way down to its resting position. It's not horrible but about 2-3 inches from the bottom or park position. Any thoughts on a fix? TIA.
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This trough where the wipers rest is becoming enough of an annoyance (and quite frankly a safety hazard when I can't pull off to clean it out on trips) that this may be the final thing for me to forget the Tundra. It just packs the snow down in that area and then freezes on the blades. Are there particular blades that prevent this? By the time I got into work this morning I had a 4 inch ball of ice packed onto the outer passenger side blade. I thought the first time it was just a heavy wet snow causing the issue, but this morning that isn't the case and it still does it. Aside from the vision issues while driving, it has to be doing a number on the wiper motor/linkages. Does a slimline silicone type blade make any difference? Anyone have a work around for this?
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Once the wiper arm rotates on the stem, it needs to be removed and re-clocked, aka put it back in the right position. The snow may have caused it to slip from it's proper location/orientation.

I have never had this issue, nor the issue with snow packing in the cowl area. And I live in Mi. I just clean the windshield, and use the defrost. The defrost heats the wiper area of the windshield, the rear defrost, and the mirrors... I always have used oem blades.

I have also not always cleaned the windshield properly, allowing snow to pack, but I have not had the wipers rotate on the shaft.


No issues with my Tundra's since 2010 like this.


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I had that happen to my wipers, but only going in the opposite direction. I had parked my truck after driving in some misty snowy crap and forgot to turn my wipers off of intermittent. The next day everything was frozen, so of coarse when I started my truck the wipers tried to move. My drivers side was way out of position so I figured that I had stripped something. Took it to the dealer and all they had to do was reposition the arm. This was covered under warranty.
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