Windshield Wipers Do Not Move - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum

Register Home Forums Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Members List Calendar Auto Loans Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Hyundai-Forums.com is the premier Hyundai Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2010, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
mcclete22
Smile

Ok so here is where I am at. Windshield wipers were not moving when I first started my car. After a few minutes they wipers would work. Driving the other day in a storm, wipers quit halfway up the windshield and wouldn't move.

Yesterday took the car to the dealership they checked the relays and switch and said it was all good, and I needed a new wiper motor. Dealership didn't have one so I went to a parts store and got one (refurbished). It was the only one that I could find. Took it home and through a lot of luck (I am not really mechanically inclined) got the old one off and the new one on.

I want to mention here that it was a real huge pain to get the old motor off from the wiper linkage. It took a lot of work because that baby was not letting go (I only mention this because this may be part of the problem?). So here are the steps I have taken thus far.

1- Checked the fuse and it is good.
2- Dealership checked the swith and relays and said they are good.
3- replace the old motor with the refurbished motor.
4- Wipers still do not work.

Talked to the parts store and they said another store was getting the part today, I am taking the original motor in, exchanging it for another motor, and will try installing the motor I get today.

I am worried I might have a linkage problem maybe? When I hit the lever for the wipers, they do move, but very slightly, maybe 1/4 of an inch. If I put just the smallest bit of pressure on the driver's wiper they work.
Any advice, help, or suggestions?
mcclete22 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 11
NickRo
Default

My guess (this is similar to a problem I had on a Toyota Tercel, some years ago): the bearing on one of the wiper arms has seized. So the motor has a hard time moving the wipers, so the thermal cutout switches the motor off.

Detach the linkage from the motor. Is it easy to move the wipers by hand, by pushing the linkage? It ought to be. If not, that's the problem. Try oiling the seized bearing.
NickRo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Random Question


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.