Is it possible to adjust the tension of car windshield wipers?
I have a 2007 Toyota Matrix (aka Corolla wagon). The driver's side windshield wiper does more smearing the wiping on the return pass. To put it another way, on the "up", the wiper functions fine. But on the "down", where it overlaps where the passenger side wiper wiped, it does not wipe well and leaves a smear of water.
I tried getting new wiper blades and new blades with the bit that goes on the wiper arm. In both cases, the new blades work great for a bit (week or month or so, depending on how much they are used) but then the problem returns.
So I'm thinking it may be something in the tension of the blade...how hard it presses onto the windshield. But I've been able to figure out if there's a way to adjust that tension.
Does anyone know of a way to adjust that tension? Or another way to fix the problem?