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Rear wiper motor will not work

I have replaced the motor twice, wiring harness, switch on dash. Still will not work. I have juice at the plug when switch is on. I have closed the hatch when testing. Fuse is good. Don't know what else to try.

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  • Levi3rd Sep 30, 2008

    I said in my problem that I had juice at the plug (motor) and the fuse was good. Mine is actually the Limited version and I have the schematics for it. But, thanks for trying.

  • burtap Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have replaced the wiper motor (with a used motor), replaced the switch in the dash, the fuse is good, and multimeter shows power to the motor. I also disconnected the circuit board and made sure the shaft was not seized up, a suggestion I found on the web.



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Check for power at the motor, with multimeter. If no power then it could be the fuse. The fuse number is 3 and is 10amp. See "" for schematic.

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  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the rear wiper arm from the rear wiper motor output shaft.
  3. Using a small thin-bladed tool, gently pry at the notch in the base of the rear wiper motor output shaft bezel to unsnap the nut cover from the bezel .Be certain to take proper precautions to protect the outer tailgate panel and its paint finish from damage during this procedure.
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0900c1528007812c.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 4: Reach into the access hole and disconnect the wiper motor linkage clip from the motor shaft
0900c1528007812d.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 5: Remove the clip. Also, remove the linkages from the wiper motor shaft
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0900c1528007812e.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 6: Disconnect the wiper motor&rsquos wiring harness plug ...
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