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Windshield wiper arm on passenger side won't move.

When I turn my windshield wipers on, the driver's side activates, but the passenger side does not move. How do I access the wiper motor to check this problem? Can I access the wiper motor from under the cowl or under the hood on the firewall?

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    09 ford f-150. drivers side wiper works, passengers side does not.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    what more the motor will not turn on

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    The driver's side windshield wiper quit working, but the passenger side wind wiper is working fine. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    ..... located on passenger side, under the hood & to the right side of the radiator top. They are easily accessible.

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Tighten the nut under the cap, of the wiper

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  • cmevans5 Dec 09, 2008

    it won't be wiper motor if one side is working, pop the cap off and make sure the nut is tight on the wiper

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What is the cowl and how do I diagnose the linkage

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It will not be the motor, it will be the linkage or the wiper is slipping on the shaft, the lingkage is accsessible under the cowl, Hope this solves your problem and Merry Christmas

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It will not be the motor, it will be the linkage or the wiper is slipping on the shaft, the lingkage is accsessible under the cowl, Hope this solves your problem and Merry Christmas

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