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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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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.
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