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Windshield wipers make loud noise but dont move when turned on

I have a 1999 dodge caravan. when you turn on the windshield wipers you get a loud noise and they don't move. When you get out and push them by hand they will move up and then back down and nothing else. what could be going on?

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  • adt56toni Dec 29, 2008

    My 2000 Olds Intrigue (passenger side wiper) is doing the same thing except there was a loud noise prior to it stopping. There was a lot of snow and it would work off and on for a few minutes and than stop. this happened for a day and now it is not working at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    it make's the noise when in idle and when it is in drive but it stopped and now it's like it's in neutral ad won't move

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Probably stripped the little splines where wiper arm attaches to pivot. Flip the cover up where arm attaches to pivot, and tighten nuts on there, but be careful not to go too far, its not hard to snap the pivot stud if you tighten too much. make sure wipers are off, in park position, and move arms to where they should be, then tighten. See if you still get loud noise after. If you do, somethings wrong under cowl, in the linkages or motor. You may be able to see something with flashlight or troublelight.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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This sounds like the wiper motor has failed. You can pick one up at the local parts store. If not mechnically savvy, I would recommend taking to shop for working in tight areas that these can be. But, otherwise, the motor is on the fire wall, unplug, remove screws(4), exchange with new, and reassemble as removed. I hope this helps.

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