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98 Chevy Venture front windshield wipers

Chevy Venture Minivan 98
After the first ice storm the wipers were stuck on the windshield. Sombody must have just switched the wipers on.....
Now the front windshield wiper works only in fast, not in slow or intermittent.
Somebody talked about a resistor for slow operation being burnt out.
Where would this resistor be? Should I get a new motor or is there a module to be replaced?
Thanks
Bernie

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  • SALES114 Dec 20, 2008

    EXACT SAME PROBLEM

  • sobek5 Dec 23, 2008

    Wipers stuck in ice then when started driver side flops around and passenger side works only in High/Full????

    Help!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    Same problem in a Venture 1999

  • nesnahjm Feb 24, 2009

    Same problem, only works on high after being turned on with a windshield full of heavy snow. If i can't find an answer i am planning to start by replacing the wiper motor and work from there. I will post a solution if i find one.

  • millergirl79 Mar 05, 2009

    My wipers kinda worked at one point but then would just stop in thwe middle of the windshield. Now they only work in high! I don't really want to spend $100 on the motor if it isn't gonna fix it!!! I need to know for sure what to fix before I shell out that kinda dough!!!

    Millergirl

  • kwiebe Mar 18, 2009

    Wipers jammed one time and now only work on high and dont return to off position unless stopped close to hood. Any help out there?

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I found problem to be that corrosion sets in between the CAMS plates that circle in an opposing fashion and does not let the wiper arms park correctly. Be very careful with this mechanism if you have the cowling off TURN the KEY and WIPERS OFF and watch your fingers so you don't get them caught.
WARNING if you leave the power on and try to move the arms This cam mechanism springs to life and will try to self park the wipers on their own so Turn the Power and Wipers Off.
SOLUTION: 1. With the ENGINE COLD, Spray a lubricant that FREE'S CORRODED PARTS like WD-40 between the gap of the 2 CAM Plates and on Top of the plates, or use some other automotive parts lubricant that free's corroded parts(let it soak for 5 minutes). 2. Gently Try to manually move the arms back and forth a little bit so that the spray works into the parts. 3. This may not be necessary but I had to do this the first time. There is a notch in the top cam that has a STUD that locks the 2 CAMs together. You can push on this STUD to unlock the cams by manually moving the wipers(use a screw driver to push on the STUD and have a friend gently move the wipers manually. Spray the area LIBERALLY with with the Lubricant Spray and see if you can move the CAMS back and forth and work the lubricant in.
Then with the wiper cover out of the way and all tools clear Try to cycle the wipers HIGH and LOW, ON and OFF a few times it may stick the first couple times with the wipers in the up position but I am confident that the lubricant will work its way in and free these CAMS the way they are supposed to. Your wipers should self park after cycling them after 5-10times. This should solve most of the problems with these wipers and should be relubricated as needed. Clean up any extra lubricant Put the wiper cover back on.

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