Notices
MKI / MKII S type 240 340 & Daimler 1955 - 1967

Getting windscreen wipers to park correctly...

 
  #1  
Old 12-24-2018, 01:47 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Getting windscreen wipers to park correctly...

Can anyone advise me how to get my wipers parking correctly on my '66 S-Type. They presently sit at about 2 0-clock. Thanks in anticipation.
Paul
 
  #2  
Old 12-24-2018, 02:19 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California
Posts: 740
Thanked 158 Times in 132 Posts
Default

On my S-type it would sit around 10 o'clock and when I changed out the old wipers to new it rested at the bottom; the new wipers come with new chrome arms from SNG Barrett. It could also be the wiper motor? These Jaguar wipers seem to have a lot of complaints that they do not work very well so there are upgraded motors, etc. via kits from, https://www.classic-motor-cars.co.uk...grade-kit_4042 I have been thinking about this upgrade and assume that the MK2 kit would work on the S-type but have not opted to yet since I live in sunny California where the stock wipers are getting by but just barely with the help from using, https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...nt+8+ounces.do this stuff works great as the water beads off pretty well and I apply it every day it rains which I am lucky is only a couple of weeks a year.
 
  #3  
Old 12-24-2018, 02:57 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Worcestershire
Posts: 268
Thanked 66 Times in 52 Posts
Default

The wiper motor should be the reverse park type, i.e. when you switch them off they stop, reverse and park further down the windscreen than they normally wipe due to an eccentric cam arrangement inside the motor.

If they are working correctly but just parking in the wrong place there is a knurled knob on the wiper motor that you can turn to alter the parking position.
 
  #4  
Old 12-24-2018, 06:03 AM
Glyn M Ruck's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Llandudno, Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 391
Thanked 69 Times in 62 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Homersimpson View Post
The wiper motor should be the reverse park type, i.e. when you switch them off they stop, reverse and park further down the windscreen than they normally wipe due to an eccentric cam arrangement inside the motor.

If they are working correctly but just parking in the wrong place there is a knurled knob on the wiper motor that you can turn to alter the parking position.
+1 ^

If it won't adjust to park correctly you might need to service the park switch & striker. Motors are configured as left park or right park & stamped on the cover.






Roughly correct parking.





 

Last edited by Glyn M Ruck; 12-24-2018 at 06:44 AM.
  #5  
Old 12-24-2018, 02:29 PM
Jose's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,653
Thanked 1,293 Times in 1,051 Posts
Default

adjust the thumb knob found at the wiper motor until they park where you want them.
 
  #6  
Old 12-24-2018, 03:00 PM
Glyn M Ruck's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Llandudno, Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 391
Thanked 69 Times in 62 Posts
Default

Sometimes the switch & striker gets gummed up & they don't reverse park. Had this issue with mine. Also the red parking wire sometimes breaks inside it's insulation.




 

Last edited by Glyn M Ruck; 12-24-2018 at 03:51 PM.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Alan E L
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
3
03-15-2014 05:36 AM
Sonic
XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 )
15
12-15-2012 01:14 AM
police666
S-Type / S type R Supercharged V8 ( X200 )
0
10-03-2012 09:16 AM
llanman
XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 )
3
09-21-2012 05:24 PM
PaulJ
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
3
08-20-2012 02:42 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Getting windscreen wipers to park correctly...


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: