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    Default Windshield wipers slapping at speed 2011 Silverado

    OK, here's a new one.

    My 2011 Silverado Extended Cab Z71 has a weird issue in that occasionally, my wipers will slap/tap against the windshield causing an annoying TAPTAPTAPTAPTAPTAPTAP when I'm driving around 65-70 MPH. This only happens sometimes...don't know why.

    The wipers/arms/blades are OEM.

    Anyone?

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    Sounds like its time for new blades.. the springs are worn out causing them to flex with the wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    Sounds like its time for new blades.. the springs are worn out causing them to flex with the wind.
    The truck is less than a year old and has like 7000 miles on it.

    Seriously?

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    it also happens when you put a aftermarket bug deflector on the front sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadiantowman View Post
    it also happens when you put a aftermarket bug deflector on the front sometimes.
    Bingo, I have an aftermarket bug shield!

    If the tapping increases in frequency or intensity I'll have to remove the bug shield and reassess.

    Thanks bro!

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    X2, most likely the bugsheild.
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    I had to take mine off and sell it for a loss, but the slapping does go away.

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    bug gaurd for sure, my truck does the same thing from time to time, but i ignore it and turn up the radio.... :-D

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    I forgot about the bug shield problem on the NBS trucks! sorry to mislead you. but yes here in MN we get less than 5K on a set of wipers this time of year thanks to the crap from the roads.. And they dry rot in the summer.

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