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How to Install Windshield Wiper Brakes

  • Published on Jun 3, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Learn how to replace your windshield wiper brakes. If your wipers do not return to the correct position and stick up too far or if your wipers are making a squeaking noise, this video will help you solve your problem. I show you how to remove the windshield wipers, disassemble the wiper cowl, remove the wiper brake caliper and wiper rotor and replace the wiper brake pads.
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    0:00 Intro
    0:46 Three common symptoms of bad wiper brakes
    2:00 Tools and Products
    3:58 How to remove wiper blades
    5:03 Wiper brake replacement
    8:27 How to install wiper cowl
    8:47 How to install wiper blades
    8:55 Testing wiper blades
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  • Shmee150
    Shmee150 2 months ago +6592

    Thanks for the advice Chris, wouldn't know where to start without you!

  • Wenghis Khan
    Wenghis Khan 2 months ago +15396

    Solid work. While replacing my wiper brakes, I noticed my engine oil was a bit low so I ordered a longer dipstick. Very productive weekend.

    • Isaac Muniz
      Isaac Muniz 2 months ago +233


    • BobdaFarmer
      BobdaFarmer 2 months ago +221

      @ChrisFix needs to show all of us how to do this soon! I can't wait to stop buying engine oil completely!

    • XxneonphogxX
      XxneonphogxX 2 months ago +221

      I laughed waay to hard at this... it woke up my wife... thanks for that!... now she's pissed and gonna make me go do the dishes...😂😂🤣😂

    • Aqim Julayhi
      Aqim Julayhi 2 months ago +63

      This is the funniest thing I’ve read all week. Hahahahaha

    • Calvin Whitley
      Calvin Whitley 2 months ago +56

      Nah it's all about short throw dipsticks

  • Roman BdK
    Roman BdK Month ago +428

    The amount of effort that went into this video is simply amazing.

    • jarrod sargent
      jarrod sargent 22 days ago +4

      It almost had me questioning whether there was wiper brakes if there weren't silly things like performance brakes I would have had to google it

    • notfiveo
      notfiveo 5 days ago

      Mine are ceramic.

  • Blue Ovals
    Blue Ovals Month ago +226

    It is such a simple repair, and I think that's why not a whole lot of people cover it on YT. Even my auto instructor from HS didn't go much in depth on this repair. So glad Chris finally made a video, can't tell you how many cars I've had to sell just because I didn't know how to fix the wiper brakes.

    • junkyardracing289
      junkyardracing289 Month ago +3

      Is this real

    • Blue Ovals
      Blue Ovals Month ago +8

      @junkyardracing289 As real as blinker fluid, piston return springs, and muffler bearings.

    • Rose GregorYT
      Rose GregorYT Month ago +5

      @Blue Ovals How do I replace my muffler bearings my car is violently screeching near the muffler

    • Blue Ovals
      Blue Ovals Month ago +3

      @Rose GregorYT Chrisfix made a video on that a few years ago, he explains it way better than I ever could.

    • Collector123k
      Collector123k 19 days ago

      @junkyardracing289 April Fools video (upload date 1. of april)

  • doublestrike photo
    doublestrike photo Month ago +188

    The level of work you did to prepare for this video is impressive. I just showed this to my wife, and we agreed I would work on her wiper brakes later today. I told her it will probably take me longer than Chris, so she promised to make me a nice dinner in exchange.

    • Thomas Harris
      Thomas Harris Month ago +11

      She should be making you good dinners everyday anyway!

    • Chimney
      Chimney Month ago +3

      ​@Thomas Harris She probably has a job

    • Jeffery Williams
      Jeffery Williams 23 days ago

      @Chimneyyeah making sure her man is taken care of women on average have much much much much less demanding jobs

  • Brandon hnuñez
    Brandon hnuñez Month ago +290

    If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought this was real😭great work and dedication Chris, thank you for the years of help you have given us!!!

    • girrrrrrr2
      girrrrrrr2 Month ago +14

      The comments make it so much better. Imagine if you didn't know, and you checked the comments and everyone's going along with it.
      Honestly I'd be looking online for parts for mine.

    • Brandon hnuñez
      Brandon hnuñez Month ago +3

      @girrrrrrr2 I would start doing a ton of research and see if it would be time to replace mine too💀💀

    • Mike kasich
      Mike kasich Month ago +3

      Where did he get those brakes though? Is it from like a little remote control car or something?

    • girrrrrrr2
      girrrrrrr2 Month ago +1

      @Mike kasich Yeah probably.

    • Thomas Chirila
      Thomas Chirila Month ago +4

      Thank you for letting me know it wasn't real lol. I had no clue!

  • Wellful Goodness
    Wellful Goodness Month ago +47

    This is a great video by Chris. I'm a master technician of 25 years. I had a customer last week saying that their wipers were clapping the windshield when the wipers moves back into the resting position, even with new wipers. Come to find out that the wiper rotors were warped. I changed them and the wipers were back to normal. And I also replaced their blinker fluid with a new type of liquid with reflective particles to make their blinkers more bright. They were very satisfied.

    • OzNet@YouTube
      OzNet@YouTube Month ago +9

      Synthetic Blinker Fluid is the best. its rated for 10,000 blinks between changes.

  • HoosierDaddy
    HoosierDaddy Month ago +19

    Please always use drilled and slotted wiper rotors. They last longer and can prevent a fire because they dissipate the heat better. Great work Chris!

  • Jani Petteri
    Jani Petteri Month ago +11

    Thank you chris for providing us with these vital videos about fixing cars. Few days ago someone kicked my mums sideview mirror and left the wires hanging. First thing i thought was that chrisfix has to have a video about fixing sideview mirror and you did. You have saved me and my family hundreds of dollars and i wanted to thank you brother. Don’t stop what your doing🙏🏽

  • Mark Collins
    Mark Collins 20 days ago +3

    I made the mistake of not using DOT 3.5 blinker fluid when bleeding my wiper breaks and we all know in NJ inspection stations they check for wear and fluid level. Thanks again Chris for keeping me off track!😊
    It's not like the old days when you had vacuum wipers when you pressed the gas pedal to the floor the wipers would just stop in the middle of the windshield.

    • Rok Myong
      Rok Myong 9 days ago

      Its very important to reminder
      Make sure machine the rotor!

  • Tyson Currie
    Tyson Currie Month ago +10

    Wow, awesome job, I just replaced mine on my vehicle. My windshield wiper brake pads were down to metal and making a bunch of noise. My wipers now work better than before because I upgraded them to the bigger Brimbo calipers with drilled and slotted rotors on my wipers. What a difference from the stock one's. 😁👍

  • Mobjeep 72
    Mobjeep 72 Month ago +74

    I've been silently watching your videos for maybe over a year now. I didn't know a single thing about cars two years ago and you've taught me so much! I know you said you like to keep the content focused on the car and not about you but you're why I watch the videos! I don't even plan on buying a Hummer or anything but of course I'll click on your video when it comes up. And showing my parents or friends your videos, especially the ones where you gifted cars to you mom and dad is awesome haha. Even 10 years ago you were in the comments responding to everyone and that means a lot you're still here.
    Thank you❤

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago +12

      Thanks a lot! Glad you have learned a lot from the videos!

  • Tavarish
    Tavarish 2 months ago +965

    You don't want to know how much the carbon ceramic wiper brakes on my P1 cost!

    • Disco J
      Disco J 2 months ago +84

      At least the blinker fluid was already topped up when you got it. One less thing to worry about!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +127

      I cant even imagine!!! Hopefully they are not damaged from the hurricane and can be reused!

    • Dnilo
      Dnilo 2 months ago +3

      YOU should have shown up in this video, not that other.. person.

    • Boski
      Boski 2 months ago +5

      Nobody cares how much it costs 😅

    • milk-it
      milk-it 2 months ago +4

      That's gold 🤣

  • Spearmint
    Spearmint Month ago +10

    It's been so long since I've seen someone touch on these, it's the little things that make a difference on keeping your car in good shape! I remember helping my dad change the wiper brakes on his Kenworth when I was a kid, those air brakes are MASSIVE!

  • eYuM
    eYuM Month ago +4

    A suggestion (for those car guys that have to replace these brake pads once in a while, I would know), NEVER reuse the original rotors! Always, ALWAYS replace them with the included rotor in the kit, this will prolong the life of your wiper resting position, as well as having the brakes have a nice even surface to grip on to, just a nice tip for those car guys out there.

    • Jackson Matheson
      Jackson Matheson 21 day ago

      There's no point re-using them anyway imo. they ussually come in a full set anyway, no point re-using a rotor to save, what, $10.

  • James Phee
    James Phee Month ago +5

    Quality and thoughtful content for free. Doesn’t get any better than that.

  • sithsiri
    sithsiri 18 days ago +3

    Thanks for the great video Chris! I was having this same problem with my mom’s new car, and this video helped us save a trip to the dealer!

  • ShoKING
    ShoKING Month ago +60

    i love how he makes it so serious and realistic

    • Ioan Catarig
      Ioan Catarig 11 days ago +1

      What do you mean????🤔🤔🤔Is this not real?🤔🤔🤔

    • RAXITH plays
      RAXITH plays 9 days ago

      This is real I'm mechanic.. I do it every monsoon season..🙂

    • ShoKING
      ShoKING 9 days ago +1

      @RAXITH plays oh okay sorry brother now i understand its 100% real (joke btw)

    • An Unentitled Motivated Millennial
      An Unentitled Motivated Millennial 4 days ago

      Please stop your misinformation. I know it's an easy mistake but c'mon man any mechanic knows these things.

    • ShoKING
      ShoKING 4 days ago +1

      @An Unentitled Motivated Millennial sorry brother

  • MacMittens
    MacMittens 2 months ago +959

    As a mechanic I love how this guy puts in the effort to make these so believable.

    • Miles Parris
      Miles Parris 2 months ago +81

      Making what believable? I just used this video as a how-to for my car. No more screeching wipers!

    • Open Eyes
      Open Eyes 2 months ago +13

      Zactly Mac! The guy is so thorough - but I do wonder how many takes he needs to not bust out laughing, lol

    • ben hartson
      ben hartson 2 months ago +20

      the packaging, the way the brakes fit onto the car, it looks so real.

    • Nick Martinez
      Nick Martinez 2 months ago +7

      Gets boxes made and all

    • Cursed Miata
      Cursed Miata 2 months ago +2

      Same lol

  • Philip
    Philip 9 days ago

    You and your videos are absolutely incredible, if you don't solve the problem on the car then you know it's a difficult potblem that probably needs a mechanic with x number of years on the neck 😉

  • DoctorWhoRoblox1935
    DoctorWhoRoblox1935 Month ago +3

    There is this second brake pedal for the wiper brakes to the left of the main brake pedal on my 1982 Russian built Mikhail Olson SUV. The wiper brake petal is often to the right of the foot parking brake and is usually pretty much identical to it. Therefore, if you were to press the wiper brake pedal, the wipers would slow down. This is especially helpful when the wipers reach the A-pillars and you don't wanna scratch your paint.
    Edit: I later discovered that Mikhail later switched this pedal in the early 1990s with a hand operated lever upon the introduction of the second generation model. Although the wiper brakes in this model (alongside other models that use wiper brakes) usually stop the wipers prematurely, Mikhail ultimately had to recall the Olson for this exact reason in the late 1990s. In addition, the 3.6L Aspirin diesel engine offered as the sole diesel option by happenstance incurred the same faults as the later 6.0L Powerstroke diesel engine. Aside from this, wiper brakes were largely abandoned in cars manufactured by Mikhail by the late 1980s, and by the 2010s, some models even had wipers driven by direct-drive servomotors. This is all information I got from a salesman for a U.S. dealer.

  • Jim Townsend
    Jim Townsend Month ago +7

    Priceless! I'll have to replace my wiper brakes this weekend when I change the blinker fluid. When I go to get the parts, I'll take back the sheet metal screws I bought last week. Half of them had the heads on the wrong end.
    Edit: I was wrong on the screws. The ones with the head on the other end are for the other side of the car!

  • xotic YT
    xotic YT Month ago +6

    You've taught me thru the years on how to maintain my interiors exteriors and motors, I inherited a 2006 chevy cobalt coupe ss from my grandfather and have taken alot from your vids to take care of it and keep it the only cobalt on the road without an engine light Thank you lots chrisfix

  • Janne Maksa
    Janne Maksa Month ago +2

    Thanks for the advice, I had a huge repair at my car I changed crankcase roof light and also exhaust bang bearing, after your video I noticed that my wiper brakes had also gone missing (last owner) so I installed new ones. My car runs perfectly now I have no squeaking noise coming from the windshield wipers and at rainy days I can actually see outside.

  • BenG9C9
    BenG9C9 2 months ago +1834

    I remember helping my grandpa with a repair like this on his old Chrysler. Being built in the 1970s, it had drum brakes on the wipers.

    • Bruce Carbon Lakeriver
      Bruce Carbon Lakeriver 2 months ago +26


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    • Fried fish
      Fried fish 2 months ago +22

      Ahh yea, my old buddies Peterbilt had huge wiper brakes because it was was a semi truck

    • Fabi Canalla
      Fabi Canalla 2 months ago +13

      I think Disc Brakes wipers was an optional. And in some cars wipers Brakes are behind the dash so you can't see it

    • Michael Brown
      Michael Brown Month ago +8

      @Fabi Canalla Yeah, on those you have to remove the entire dash, such a pain.

  • focusSTGUY
    focusSTGUY Month ago +39

    Crazy I’ve honestly never seen this on any vehicle I’ve owned! Thanks Chris! Such a good channel to learn things!

    • SexyWaffleTaco
      SexyWaffleTaco Month ago +8

      this video was posted Apr 1st just fyi

    • roman vistupkin
      roman vistupkin Month ago +3


    • Alex Afa
      Alex Afa Month ago +1

      Lmfao you really believe everything you see online?

    • Jeffery Williams
      Jeffery Williams 23 days ago +1

      Ummm. Yeah let us know how this goes for you bro

    • focusSTGUY
      focusSTGUY 23 days ago +2

      Guys lol I’m aware, was being sarcastic.

  • g extreme
    g extreme 7 days ago

    Good one! Finally someone made a repair video for all the simpletons that don't know how to do it. Such an easy repair, but the parts are sometimes difficult to locate. Don't forget to also check your muffler bearings. Probably also a good time to put summer air your tires as well.

  • Matt Wood
    Matt Wood Month ago +3

    By far the best wiper brake replacement video on YT. Thank you!
    In a future video, could you demonstrate the correct use of left handed tools (eg. Left handed screw driver and wrench)? Would be super helpful for all us leftys.

  • ChaosZombie999
    ChaosZombie999 Month ago +3

    Its things like this.. that keep making me come back to your channel Chris.. you have the fine balance of goofing off and actual "How To" videos. (such as this video.. and your Piston Return Springs video and your blinker fluid video) Rock on Chris!

  • jakubkrcma
    jakubkrcma Month ago +3

    Whenever it rained during my races, I got HORRIBLE wiper brake fade, worsening my visibility and making me lose the races. 😢
    Thanks to your professional advice, I win every wet race now. 👍❤

  • Teesside Stu
    Teesside Stu 2 months ago +1752

    Took me a while to locate my brakes, but boy am i glad i found them! They were pretty well worn down! A replacement set is now on order. Thanks for this video!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +137

      No problem! Glad the video was helpful. It’s overlooked and people don’t realize they are there until it’s raining and their wipers fail!

    • Moeez Iqbal
      Moeez Iqbal 2 months ago +26

      I didn’t even knew there is something called “wiper brake”

    • Jon M.
      Jon M. 2 months ago +29

      The fact that he showed us in detail boxes of products that look really legit shows the dedication in educating the unwiped masses that the windshield wiper break scam is not a scam... it's real sheeple, wake up!

    • Captain Nostromo
      Captain Nostromo 2 months ago +11

      @Moeez Iqbal Well you learn something new every day 🤓

    • صالح الصالح
      صالح الصالح 2 months ago +6

      @Moeez Iqbal me too, and I think it’s not real it’s just April fool

  • Krissco
    Krissco Month ago +8

    The effort you put into this gag is just incredible. Well done!

  • Aveidar
    Aveidar Month ago +2

    Waited a long time for this, thank you very much for your diy content 😊

  • Nessa
    Nessa Month ago +11

    the dedication to these are amazing. well, I'm gonna go change my blinker fluid now, good thing Chris has a video on it!

  • Tony Skafidas
    Tony Skafidas Month ago +4

    Chris fix always coming in with the April fools jokes😂. From the blinker fluid, to the piston return springs, and now windshield wiper brakes, classic

  • Savage Kid Productions
    Savage Kid Productions Month ago +20

    I noticed while doing this my hood latch fluid reservoir was a bit low so I topped it off, I really appreciate this video it helped a lot

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago +4

      Glad the video was helpful!

  • vooch
    vooch 2 months ago +594

    Keep in mind some older SUVs and trucks will use drums instead of calipers for the rear windshield wipers. Hope we can get a video on that soon!

    • Mark Mayfield
      Mark Mayfield 2 months ago +32

      Unfortunately, they are hard to find nowadays. JC Whitney still has them.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +93

      I am thinking I should do a wiper drum to disc conversion...

    • Nasty Habitz
      Nasty Habitz 2 months ago +2

      I hate drum brakes. Especially on wipers. Little bitty springs are rough

    • Tristan Maiolo
      Tristan Maiolo 2 months ago +1

      What about the exhaust brakes for the big rigs?

    • chubby chicken
      chubby chicken 2 months ago

      ​@ChrisFix what about doing a big brake upgrade for people who live in regions with lots of heavy rain??

  • Hotrodheat
    Hotrodheat Month ago

    thanks for this! i'd be lost without this advice honestly, and great to see the drift stang again! cant wait to see the next part of the drift series!

  • HankBizzle
    HankBizzle Month ago +13

    Can't believe the amount of effort that went into making this video. Hats off to you sir 😂

  • Brandon L
    Brandon L Month ago +1

    I just installed wiper brakes on my motorcycle thanks to your help! Awesome Video!

  • Nolan's Projects
    Nolan's Projects Month ago

    This is purely impressive. Great tutorial!

  • Andrew Stephenson
    Andrew Stephenson Month ago +1

    I love all your videos but your April Fools videos are my favourites. You almost had me believing in piston springs that video was so well done. Keep up the great work!

  • Samcrac
    Samcrac 2 months ago +136

    My car came with Carbon Ceramic Wiper Brakes, the dealer wanted $15,000 for replacements!

    • flagmichael
      flagmichael 2 months ago +3

      That's outrageous! Even the titanium disks are not that expensive. Almost, but not quite.

    • Ken Weller
      Ken Weller 2 months ago +4

      NEVER rely on a dealer for those. Perfectly good aftermarket Carbon Ceramic Wiper Brakes can be had for around 5K. Just shop around.

    • Akotski1338
      Akotski1338 2 months ago

      What’s up Samcrac

    • Altair Ibn-La'Ahad
      Altair Ibn-La'Ahad 2 months ago +1

      They do really try to rip people off, gotta say, You can get factory quality or even better for half that

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +6

      What?! That’s way expensive even for carbon ceramic wiper rotors. I’d go aftermarket then.

  • Kevin Chan
    Kevin Chan Month ago

    I followed Chris's video to replace my wipers brake pad, and i ran a dyno test it said my car gain 10 more horsepower now! Awesome job!!

  • Newbie Gamplays
    Newbie Gamplays Month ago

    Love the video, was super helpful. I couldn't figure out how to do this on my own. I'm really struggling with my blinkers not working and I found out my blinker fluid was low. Could you make a video showing us how to change that?

    • Anubis
      Anubis Month ago +1

      There is already a video he made on changing the blinker fluid, make sure you get the right one though as bad quality blinker fluid could cause your blinkers to blink green, not orange.

    • Newbie Gamplays
      Newbie Gamplays Month ago

      @Anubis awesome! Great tip ;)

  • Roy
    Roy Month ago +1

    Chris you should make a video on upgrading the windshield spray nozzle, from the 2 headed ones to the fan shaped ones!

  • Shah Rukh
    Shah Rukh Month ago +1

    I had a problem with my wipers' brake lines recently, very helpful video ❤👍🙏

  • Dan Bridavsky
    Dan Bridavsky Month ago

    Do you do voiceovers or do you record audio and video at the same time? It's incredible how little background noise there is.

  • AndyRocks
    AndyRocks 2 months ago +472

    Pure genius. I just installed a turbo on my washer jets. Works a treat.

    • MrVent
      MrVent 2 months ago +38

      I trust you redirected the blow-off valve airflow to dry the glass afterwards as well? ;)

    • Just Some Gamer - Gaming And Stuff
      Just Some Gamer - Gaming And Stuff 2 months ago +9

      @MrVent that's genius, I gotta set that up!

    • Gilberts Biogas Experts Ke
      Gilberts Biogas Experts Ke 2 months ago +11

      to be honest he is gonna come up with intercoolers for your headlights🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • needude72
      needude72 2 months ago +6

      ​@Gilberts Biogas Experts KeYou say that as a joke, but the current racing Hypercars actually do have coolers for the electronics behind the headlights.

    • AndyRocks
      AndyRocks 2 months ago +5

      @MrVent absolutely. 🙂. Add a little Party blower too. For added sound effects.

  • Drive and Talk
    Drive and Talk 14 days ago

    Wow amazing! I didn't know this was a thing. I guess my mechanic sorts this out at my service intervals.

  • John Drawn
    John Drawn Month ago +2

    So glad I don’t have to sell my car, now I can fix my wiper brakes myself! Thanks Chris 🤝🙏

  • cuzman140670
    cuzman140670 Month ago +1

    G'day mate. Really like your videos, you break them down step by step so well. Question for you, which socket size should I get for working on my car? 1/4, 1/2 or 3/8? I'm planning to do my rear shocks followed by front shocks and then later the brakes with your videos guiding me. Any advice would be appreciated, cheers mate.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago +1

      Since you are starting with suspension/brakes I'd get a 1/2 set first then get a 3/8 set as soon as you can. You can usually wait a little to then build a 1/4 set.

    • cuzman140670
      cuzman140670 Month ago +1

      @ChrisFix cheers mate.

  • Thresher
    Thresher Month ago

    Hey Chris, You have covered most if not all of the basics of car repair and one or two slightly more advanced repairs. I am wondering if you are willing to venture into a complete engine rebuild. I would love to hear your take on a few details of an engine rebuild. Specifically connecting rod bearings, machining crankshaft, boring the cylinder etc. These are all things i have attempted in the past and all failed catastrophically and all i learned from it was its cheaper to go get a used motor from the junkyard LOL.

  • Steve Forbes
    Steve Forbes 4 days ago +1

    IAROTFLMAO!!! This is your best one yet! The attention to details is just amazing! The only thing you forgot to mention was that the pads will overheat and wear prematurely if you don't keep your washer bucket at least half full. That is because not only does the solution wash your windows, it is also the activating fluid and cooling fluid for the brake calipers! Shame on you for missing that important detail!!

  • Lettuce Carrots
    Lettuce Carrots 2 months ago +545

    I did this modification to the windshield wipers on my car this morning and I saw a 25 brake horsepower increase on the dyno this afternoon. Great video! Thanks, Chris!!!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +48

      Nice work!

    • Lettuce Carrots
      Lettuce Carrots 2 months ago +8

      @ChrisFix Thanks, mang!!! 💪🏻 That means a lot coming from a Clip-Share legend like yourself. I’m going to hookup a NOS system to the washer fluid tank tomorrow to see if I can get another 15-20 BHP out of her.

  • Modzilla
    Modzilla Month ago

    So glad I found this video. I always wondered why my whipers were making those noises. Just replaced the brakes and damn I can finally see in heavy rain! Thanks!

  • aaa b
    aaa b Month ago +1

    Always Remember to check the wiper brake hoses when servicing your wiper brake.

  • Bob Wiley
    Bob Wiley 19 days ago

    The NRS wiper brake kits are the best you can get. After replacing mine the screeching went away and they always park where they should. I just saw your video on the difference between summer air and winter air in the tires and I'm about to change to the summer air. Wish me luck it looks like a pretty good project.

  • Aaron Breeden
    Aaron Breeden Month ago

    Got to admire the dedication to this. Can't wait to change my wiper brakes.

  • Jer Gol
    Jer Gol Month ago

    Going the extra mile to ensure you've removed all possibility of confusion. Cracking job

  • richardsvacuumcenter
    richardsvacuumcenter 2 months ago +601

    I had this done to my vehicle right around the time I had a prescription windshield installed. Those two repairs has made my driving experience so much better!

    • styldsteel1
      styldsteel1 2 months ago +20

      Now your comment has me in stitches. BTW, prescription windshields are a terrific anti theft😂😂😂

    • Jimmy Sigman
      Jimmy Sigman 2 months ago

      I KNEW IF I SEARCHED THE INTERNET LONG ENOUGH I'D FIND MR. MAGOO! I see your using a pseudonym. 😉 Don't worry I won't blow your cover.

    • Makenzie Collier
      Makenzie Collier 2 months ago +7

      Oh man, prescription windshield!

    • Mike Risner
      Mike Risner 2 months ago +5

      I was hoping Rx Windshields would be covered by my health insurance, but nope. 😡

    • styldsteel1
      styldsteel1 2 months ago +1

      @Mike Risner blasted insurance companies! Bums.🤣

  • Sebi
    Sebi Month ago

    So that’s why my wipers weren’t working properly! I finally found the reason after searching so much for a fix, and it is as easy as it looks on the video to do this.
    Thanks again ChrisFix!

  • redporschekilla
    redporschekilla Month ago

    Your April fool video are absolutely amazing….. when you came to the market with the Blinkerfluid…. I couldn’t stop laughing! Well done Chris! You nailed it!

  • Player2hasjoined
    Player2hasjoined Month ago

    I need to say this but thanks for making this videos for us to follow and you have saved us all a lot of money

  • –Ocelot
    –Ocelot Month ago

    I remember how back in the day the windscreen wipers had manual wiper brakes and were much harder to operate. Nowadays it's so easy to operate them with power wiper brakes. Also make sure to check wiper brake fluid

  • mrsmarr
    mrsmarr Month ago +1

    Hey Chris! I would love a video on how to repair or replace a splash guard plate/slid plate. A lot of other people's videos assume you know what to do to replace bolts etc, and I'm just not that handy! Your videos are my car maintenance bible! (EVEN YOUR JOKE VIDEOS lol)
    I'm also wondering if you could do a video on how to safely raise a vehicle at home to perform work -- if you don't have one already. I didn't do an in-depth search for that one but a couple search terms didn't pop anything up.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago +1

      Thanks for the video ideas!

  • Couch
    Couch 2 months ago +334

    I think it’s also important to note, is that running your windshield wipers when it’s dry out can cause the rotors to possibly warp. Great video and informative as always, thanks Chris.

  • John Dunning
    John Dunning Month ago

    At the dealership this is one of the first things recommended for replacement every ten thousands wipes. If they start to stick it could cause the car to pull to one side, becoming a safety hazard. I believe they have a special wiper fluid that helps, but you should still replace, just to make sure. For them to do it, it is pretty pricey. So pay attention !

  • Daniel B Cooper
    Daniel B Cooper 16 days ago

    WOW I've only worked on older ford tucks and did not know this was a thing. If not for you Chris, I totally would have called BS on wiper breaks right up there with blinker fluid. Thanks for the education😂😂.

  • HCkev
    HCkev Month ago +1

    A good tip is to put a little bit of of elbow grease at the base of the wiper shaft before inserting the wiper brake rotor, makes it much easier to remove the rotor when it need to be replaced

  • Captain Wright
    Captain Wright Month ago

    I really should have watched this when it came out 😅 i had put it off, forgot about it and now i feel silly. Im only just starting my journey into the world of cars, after years of putting it off. Thanks for the laugh and all the help you provide with your videos, it has helped ease my nerves working on my 2008 xtrail. Respect to you, all the way from down under.

  • Jonathan Selby
    Jonathan Selby Month ago +3

    The timing on the wipers moving right when you need them to was amazing. Was someone hiding under the driver seat or did you just perfectly time it with your long your line was?

  • Kedo
    Kedo 2 months ago +441

    The amount of time that went into putting this all together I respect a lot

  • Mechabjornis
    Mechabjornis Month ago +2

    You’re a life saver !
    Could you please make a video explaining how to change the indicator light oil?
    I notice a lot of cars with non-working indicators - probably due to lack of lubrication.

    R ONSTA Month ago

    Awesome. All of your videos are great, because there precise, have all the information one would need to complete the job yourself and best of all, you dont waste anytime at all. But this video is my favorite, by far.

  • RCman
    RCman Month ago +1

    Awesome video as always everytime i check my wiper brakes i also make sure my blinker fluid is good

  • Ahmet Can Kuğuoğlu

    This was very nice to know. Hope you show us how to properly adjust the timing of the window regulator engines next year. Cause mine seems to be off and the windows are stuck.

  • AF-addictedfan
    AF-addictedfan Month ago +2

    Hi Chris, it would be really nice if you could make a video about basic tools that you need to have in order to fix car problems. If you have such a video, I would appreciate it if you could send me a link.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago +1

      I have a video on exactly that, check it out: clip-share.net/video/rCOgrIPFxIY/video.html

  • mundanestuff
    mundanestuff 2 months ago +484

    Nothing less than 100% commitment here. You can tell Chris is a man of integrity. Also, no time like now to change your blinker fluid, there's a video in here from around the same time of year showing that process.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +40

      Haha thank you! Every video will always be 110% commitment!

    • fhqwhgads(googlecanfuckoff)
      fhqwhgads(googlecanfuckoff) 2 months ago +3

      Make sure you get the correct season of headlight fluid for your location. No one wants their head lights boiling over or freezing in the middle of a cruise

    • Luke’s projects and adventures
      Luke’s projects and adventures 2 months ago +1

      Literally came up as recommendation after watching this video

    • Cest 73
      Cest 73 2 months ago +1

      Please be extra careful when replacing blinker fluid, if it gets in your eye you might end up blinking for hours on end! Don't ask how i know...

    • Jason Wheelock
      Jason Wheelock 2 months ago +2

      dont forget, remember to replace your piston return springs

  • Jim Jones
    Jim Jones Month ago

    Thanks so much for doing this video. I've been waiting so long for someone on youtube to show how to replace the windshield wiper brakes. Mine went bad about 6 months ago and I've been dealing with it for a while now, and I'm not ready to pay $600 to get them replaced. I always loved your channel. Could you also do a video on how to replace your spark plug coolant?

  • Casey Smith
    Casey Smith Month ago

    I enjoy every April fools day thanks to this channel. As someone who does lots of work on my personal vehicles I know that these are jokes. Yet somehow I begin to question myself with how detailed these videos are and start to think engines have return springs.

  • VoluSign2
    VoluSign2 Month ago

    feels like yesterday I was watching this man do plumbing, you've come so far Chris!

  • Rayden Arsenault
    Rayden Arsenault Month ago

    I love your videos, your energy is unmatched

  • Tom
    Tom Month ago

    finally! was waiting for a tutorial for this ! TY ! VERY HELPFUL

  • TLM The Llama Motorsports
    TLM The Llama Motorsports 2 months ago +227

    Omg, Chris really took this video to the next level, the amount of work and quality put into a fun video like this just shows how dedicated Chris is to youtube and his audience.

    • beantown_billy
      beantown_billy 2 months ago +12

      Car maintenance is an important topic

    • flagmichael
      flagmichael 2 months ago +1

      @beantown_billy We must avoid silliness.

    • Scoobs Shrooms
      Scoobs Shrooms 2 months ago +5

      What fun video? This is a real maintenance video, you gotta replace them every 3000 miles just like your oil.

  • Kilahertz_Official
    Kilahertz_Official Month ago

    finally found a video showing me how to replace them! I've been looking forever for this tutorial! thank you Chris fix!

  • J Son
    J Son Month ago

    I always have my wiper rotors turned when I replace the pads. It’s a pain but worth it to prevent premature wear.

  • Marvin G
    Marvin G 16 days ago

    what a legend! love the details you paid attention to.

  • Mark Wright
    Mark Wright Month ago

    I prefer drum brakes for this application as they last much longer, although being in the UK there's plenty of rain to top up the atmospheric pressure water-cooled system drums come with :)

  • Lord Tachunka
    Lord Tachunka Month ago +2

    This was an easy repair. i also did my blinker fluid and and muffler bearing while i was at it.

  • turtle master
    turtle master 2 months ago +2210

    honestly just buy regular wiper brakes rather than slotted since they'll most likely last a lot longer and get more bang for your buck

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago +664

      Agreed for a street car but since this is a drift car, I decided to go with performance parts.

    • Maxdefender20
      Maxdefender20 2 months ago +80

      @ChrisFix them wiper brakes are the best performance mod. 😂

    • Jakey June
      Jakey June 2 months ago +18

      ​@ChrisFix need performance wipers for those Gs you're pulling on the track

    • mike_hunt
      mike_hunt 2 months ago +3


    • Mike
      Mike 2 months ago

      @chirsfix how often do these brakes last on your average car? Should I change my soon?

  • Asad Sankar
    Asad Sankar Month ago +3

    I can't believe that I watched this video in full, being a so-called "Car Guy"...
    It's such a well detailed video that everyone can trust you with this fix, Mr.Chris Fix! Unlike that blinker fluid scam guy...
    Whoo! Glad I didn't fall for that😂

  • Bill B
    Bill B 3 days ago

    Most helpful. Most people never change their wiper brakes or even flush the wiper brake fluid.

  • Spartacus Mars
    Spartacus Mars Month ago

    When I was younger these were the types of things that made me anxious to get my first car and having to worry about all the meticulous little things 😅 Now I watch these kinds of videos and have a good laugh!

  • Richard Sholty
    Richard Sholty Month ago +1

    Awesome video, I wish I could be in the store when someone asked for those brake pads 😂

  • Makita
    Makita Month ago +1

    Hi Chris! I regularly follow you on your Chanel , and for the first time, i was very sceptical about ( wiper brakes) , because for me, it seems like a simple joke of the first April, because I remember the work i did on my 2004 Pontiac Vibe, just for replace the rusty and broken wiper transmission linkage and adjust the wiper arms at the same time and the mechanic was more simple thant that.
    I finally must admit that i was totally wrong about it, but i am at the same time very happy to not have that système on my car!😂👍

  • James Fair
    James Fair 2 months ago +352

    I love how you never fail to come with how to vids that no one else will tell you about. Cause of you I was able to change my blinker fluid wiper brakes muffler bearings and piston return springs. Thanks for all the time and money saving videos!!!

    • Mark E.
      Mark E. 2 months ago

      Hard to beat that blinker fluid one of years ago- but good try here!

    • TwoFeatherChannel
      TwoFeatherChannel 2 months ago +1

      Where can I buy a stronger than stock piston return springs my engine is running a little sluggish lately

    • Richard Taylor
      Richard Taylor 2 months ago

      Now that it is officially spring be sure to remove the winter air in your tires (don’t forget the spare) and refill with fresh spring air!😂😂

    • Adam Garrity
      Adam Garrity 2 months ago +1

      Piston return spring! Lol. There’s a Clip-Sharer that actually tried that. Lol

    • TwoFeatherChannel
      TwoFeatherChannel 2 months ago

      @Adam Garrity Return Spring, you missed the joke. Spring sends it back to the upstroke. Ring doesn’t

  • Hezron
    Hezron Month ago

    another well made video tutorial. nice work Chris

  • Smlithink?
    Smlithink? Month ago +1

    I honestly did not know this was a thing so thank you so much crisfix you increased my car knowledge!

  • Pinot Grizio
    Pinot Grizio Month ago

    I needed this to pass inspection thanks a million Chris!