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Windshield wipers the windshield wipers on my van won't go down when turned off. They just stay up. it's especially annoying on the passenger side of front. how can I fix this? someone said it was a fuse thing but i don' t have any other electrical issues.Help! It's been going on for a LONG time. I had the mechanic look at it and they couldn't fix it. I couldn't believe that! Julie jjdmfrey@hotmail.com I'm desperate for an answer.

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  • denise160 Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem. Please help!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I too have the same problem!

  • Jason Fellows Dec 28, 2008

    I noticed this just recently on my 2000 olds.

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    my windshield wipers stay in the up position when turned off

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The problem is the cam assembly that sits on the motor shaft. It gets torqued out of position by snow or ice. When the motor reverses to park, the cam assembly should open as it is reversing, ( pin registering in top plate) and revolve with that pin being 180 degrees opposite of the slot it slides in when the wipers are wiping. On the bottom of the 3 plates, there is a spring loaded arm that will contact a stop, thus parking the wipers. One torx head screw holds the cam on; remove it; run the motor through a few cycles; hand park the wipers, reassemble with that top pin opposite of it's slot for normal operation. A small screwdriver can move the pin out of it's slot, and then you can rotate the plates to move it to position. I've had the best luck with the arm on the bottom just past its stop. 

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Bronislaus Janulis Jan 16, 2015

    The stop might need to be bent back into position so the spring loaded pawl will actually stop against it. When you stop wipers, they reverse, hit the stop, then park.

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IF YOU HAVENT SOLVED THIS PROBLEM BY NOW,SORRY I JUST READ IT NOW.THATS USUALLY THE WIPER MOTOR ITSELF.ITS PRETTY EASY TO DIAGNOSE.WHY DONT YOU HAVE SOMEONE ELSE LOOK AT IT?

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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