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Re: front wiper motor not working
I will give you my honest opinion here. Goto Autozone or any other local parts store and get the Haynes Repair Manual (around $15). Follow the directions in there. Its the best book you can buy for your car and save you alot of money on labor for things like this. I have done a few of these myself and its a decent afternoon project but its easy enough that anyone can do it following the Haynes manual. Good Luck to you.
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If the motor is working, the linkage between the motor and the wipers has broken. I don't have a Venture, but usually there is a plastic panel below the windshield, where the wiper arms are mounted. You remove the wiper arms, then remove the plastic panel (might be screws or it might just snap out) to get at the linkage and motor. Dealer or auto parts store should be able to order new linkage arms for you.
I would be looking at replacing the wiper motor....the wiper switch is just that, a switch to tell the wiper motor what to do.....most of the wiring is housed internal of the wiper motor such as the park circuit and the speeds........osunds like an internal fault.....replacement would be advised
Look online for the wiper module for this model. This is a common issue to include operation without the switch being activated. Everything is controlled by the module which screws directly on the front of the wiper motor by 3 torx head screws and measures about 4" x 4" and is very easy to install. The motor should be on the firewall. The modules run anywhere between $35 and 65. Let me know if you need anything else.
The wiper linkage and blades should be in the neutral position, or where they would normally lie when in the "off" position. Hope this helps. Remember to disconnect the battery while replacing electrical components.
disconnect the negative battery post.
disconnect the harness from the wipper motor, using a 8mm socket, loosen the two crank arm socket screws and lock-washers until the socket releasesfrom the crank arm ball. do not remove the crank arm from the motor.
using a 10mm socket, remove the three motor retaining screws, slide the motor out of the slot in the bracket.
To install make sure the wipers are in the park position, slide the motor into the slot in the bracket. using the 10mm socket, install the three motor retaining screws and tighten to 49-80inch lbs.Using the 8mm socket tighten the two crank arm socket srews and lock washers. connect the harness to the wiper motor.connect the negative battery cable