A wiper gearbox is a mechanical equipment that transfers power from the wiper motor to the wiper arms. Typically made from stamped steel components, the wiper gearbox comprises two or three sections, with some assemblies using four-link sections to complete the system. The wiper gearbox is designed such that the linkage makes the wipers move in a full sweeping motion on the windshield.

It’s important to replace your wiper gearbox if you want your windshield wipers to work properly. The gearbox is responsible for the wiper arms and blades to move. You would not be able to remove water, snow, or debris from your windshield if you could not do it correctly, and you wouldn’t be able to see the road effectively while driving.

The wiper gearbox is connected to the linkage, making the wiper pivot turn and wipe the window. The gearbox gears can sometimes wear out, but the most common cause of failure is excessive weight on the wiper arms like snow. The gears can bend or strip as a result of this.

Why Wiper Gearbox Need Replacement?

Wipers will not function perfectly and eventually stop working once a gearbox has experienced substantial wear. The wiper gearbox is a sealed device that cannot be serviced in most cases. It must be replaced if it malfunctions or shows signs of breakdown. Allow one of our qualified mechanics to examine it to ensure a smooth replacement as well as a thorough inspection of the wiper arm linkages and other system components. However, replacing the wiper blades is a good idea anytime a wiper system component needs repair.

When Do You Need Gearbox Replacement?

When the wipers on the windshield work intermittently or entirely stop working. You also need to change the wiper gearbox when the wiper speed is inconsistent or inappropriate.

How is Wiper Gearbox Replacement Done?

Here is how a professional mechanic from Swezo replaces the wiper gearbox:

  • Remove wiper arms from the gearbox.
  • Access the wiper gearbox by removing the cowl.
  • Remove the faulty wiper gearbox and replace it with a new one.
  • The wiper arms are put back onto the gearbox, and the cowl is replaced.
  • Test the wiper in each and every position.

Final Words

Windshield wipers ensure and maintain a clear view of the road during adverse weather. It is essential to have the wiper gearbox changed when there is wear and tear. We recommend that you have the problem diagnosed by one of the skilled mechanics, who will identify whether the problem is with the switch, relay, or gearbox and evaluate the rest of the wiper system such as wiper arms, wiper blades, and linkages. If you have an issue with the wiper gearbox and looking for a replacement, contact Swezo and get a quote immediately.

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