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Windshield wipers only raise 5 inches before returning

It doesnt seem like theyre getting caught on anything. I try to help them get unstuck, but the motor pulls them back down. Nothing appears to be wrong with the motor from the outside. It sounds normal, its just the wipers will only rise only about 4-5 inches and then return. I can feel torque from the motor on the wipers at all times, forward and back. Sometimes it will "break free" and return to swiping the entire windhield but its seems completely random to me. Anyone else have this prob?

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  • beansbeans Sep 28, 2008

    Hey, thanks a lot paul for the quick answer. I'll start looking. Thanks again

    - Joe



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This is wher the park switch in the wiper motor is going bad.
im sorry to tell you its going to get worse and you will need to replace the wiper motor assembly. alot of good one at your local salvage yard for just a few dollars.
good luck

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