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#1 (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 08:58 AM
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W140 windshield wipers

If you frequent mercedesshop forum you will have probably seen that my w140 windshield wipers started acting up recently (axial movement of the drivers side wiper inoperative and recently a stalling of the wiping function). After removal and inspection, I can confirm that the nylon gear had severed and was blocking the motion of the wiper assembly. Well I'm in the process of making a few of these up at a local gear cutter. Cost (all in canadian dollars) will be $90 setup, $20 materials and about $5 for each additional gear I make.

Want to know if anybody is interested. Figure I'll sell them for $17 (my cost) transportation on your tab.

Let me know.

Ron

PS It may be alittle of a crap shoot but the gear cutter said he will work with me to make it fit. Co-incidentally this is for a 95 S so I'm guessing it will work on 94-95 for sure and probably earlier.
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RE: W140 windshield wipers

I had the same fault 3 years ago and MB wanted £1000 for a new unit - like yourself i went to my local engineering shop and they made me 2 for £38.Funny how even Bosch (who make the gears)even said they would not sell me one!Easy enough to fit and was a lot better engineered than the 'original' gear ![:D]
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Prices have sure changed. Prices for labour/material have shot up recently.

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RE: W140 windshield wipers

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Prices have sure changed. Prices for labour/material have shot up recently.

Ron
Hi Ron,

Do you still have any of these gears kicking around? My S420 is having same problem with the wiper transmission... i think i need a new gear as well.. can you let me know if you can sell me one or two? please PM me.. thx!

also, do you know what is the best way to replace the wiper blades/refills instead of going to the stealer?! I can't seem to find 25" and 28" refills anywhere....

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RE: W140 windshield wipers

I have the same problem except i can't figure out how to open up my wiper box, any instructions or pictures would be great.
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RE: W140 windshield wipers

Id like to have one!


Let me know!
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RE: W140 windshield wipers

Did the gear fix work?
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Nylon gear for Drivers Side

Hi Ron, I just ran up on this situation, same as yours. And Im in need of the nylon gear asap. Heres hoping your idea is still up and running. Ill PM you w/ any extra details & Thanks! Dave 1994 S350 Turbo
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Nylon cogs (or gears) for windshield wiper mechanism

Anybody out there had any nylon gears made for the windshield mechanism recently. I would happily pay the going rate having been quoted 2000 euros (ouch) by Mercedes to replace the whole mechanism for the sake of two broken teeth! Seems nobody here in the north of Spain is capable of making one.
Any help appreciated.
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Just posted a message regarding nylon gears for a W140 windscreen wiper mechanism. I don't suppose you have one still. Happy to pay the going rate having been quoted 2000 euros for a complete mechanism.
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