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Wipers are not working

I have a vw golf and the wipers are not working. I can hear the wiper motor working but the wipers are not moving from their resting position

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  • cargirl88 Jan 31, 2009

    Hey, my friend is having the same problem with her car. I was gonna look to see if the fuse is just blown but she doesn't have her owner's manual and I have never worked on a VW before...can you help me out?

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Take out the bolt out of the wiper arm and check the spline, if the spline appears to be worn out, replace the wiper arm and tighten it. take caution in tightening the bolt for you might crack the windshield. goodluck!

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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Keith, try removing the fuse for the wipers and put back in and see if that does anything for the motor. If it doesn't help replace the motor

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Hmmm weird... i would have to say that the motor might be to weak to move.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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