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    Wipers 101

    This thread is to help everyone understand wipers. Many people get wiper blades and wiper inserts confused, and calling them the correct name is the difference between $3 and $12...plus shipping



    85220 is the BLADE
    85190 is the ARM
    85221 is the RUBBER INSERT

    Here's a little comparison shot. The top BLADE is well known to most of you. It is the factory blade off of a MkII Supra. The lower blade is your Brand-X replacement blade you get at the local parts store



    On the Toyota BLADE, the INSERT is removable. This is what it looks like on it's way out



    Once it's out the INSERT looks like this





    You'll notice it has no plastic rib to add strength to it, it's just a floppy piece of rubber (unlike many aftermarket inserts)



    Here's a couple of shots of the blade without the insert in it.





    The rib that holds the insert is captured in the blade, meaning it's not made to come out. Many after market wiper manufacturers have you take the rib out and replace with an insert that has a plastic rib attached to it. These plastic ribs don't fit the Toyota blades very well, and can cause chattering, overly loud roll over (flip/flop) or squeaking. If you've tossed the factory rib, you can not use factory inserts. The rib is only sold with the wiper blade assembly. Here's a pic of the insert being fed into the wiper blade



    Hope that helps everyone understand not only what they have, but what they may need in the future! Thanks!
    Mark

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    Very cool! Make this one a sticky!

    Can you also show the difference between the old style and the newer style (the one with the screws)?
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    Good write-up Mark!

    Also would be nice to know the price of the parts and availability.

    I would like to get new : BLADES, INSERTS, and ARMS! You can PM me the price to keep the chatter out of the thread. Thanks. For an 84 P, of course. Thanks.

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    Hey Mark,

    Is it possible to still get everything for the front wipers (Left and Right)(Blades, Inserts, and Arms) and the one rear one (Blades, Inserts, and Arms) for an 84 Supra?

    Thanks in advance

    Edit: A PM in fine instead of filling this thread.
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    Looking for a source for wiper inserts, replacements or whatever it takes for a 1983 Supra. Nothing local will work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varkwso View Post
    Looking for a source for wiper inserts, replacements or whatever it takes for a 1983 Supra. Nothing local will work
    Take a picture of your driver's side wiper and post it...I'll be able to help you out once that is done unless you can tell me if the driver's side arm has been replaced in the past?
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    Here is more info that the professor did that might help you out!
    http://forums.celicasupra.com/showth...ght=wiper+arms
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    If your referring to the rubber inserts I have used ANCO Part # T20R for years, cut to fit, hard to find though!!

    Rockauto.com has them for +/- $4.30ish a pair.

    Nice write up Mark!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Varkwso View Post
    Looking for a source for wiper inserts, replacements or whatever it takes for a 1983 Supra. Nothing local will work
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    The ANCO cut to fit do not work at all in our wiper arms. I will post up a photo..soon...dead battery in the camera

    How do I post a picture here?
    Last edited by Varkwso; 03-09-2009 at 06:04 PM.
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    Thanks for the help and I will be calling today...
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