1. Turn on your wipers and pop your hood.
2. If you hear you wiper motor, then you do not need to check your fuses.
3. If your wiper arms are moving freely, then your linkage from the wiper arms to the motor is disconnected and possibly broken.
4. If the problem is electrical, do the following:
1. Check the fuse, and check for power at the fuse.
2. Check the wiper motor for ground. For a complete circuit, you need power going in and ground coming out. Check electrical connections for corrosion or poor connections.
3. Get a wiring schematic and trace power to the wiper motor starting at the fuse box in the following order:
4. In the rarest of cases a wiper motor or wiper switch is at fault. I do not recommend replacing anything unless you have proof that the part is faulty. (ie. power going into the switch but nothing coming out.)
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The wiper arm has probably slipped off of the motor gears...to fix this, both arms will need to be removed...but first check for a wiper "fuse" Check your owners manual for location...if the fuse is OK, you should still hear the wipers trying to move...after removing both arms, you will have to try the wiper switch and hopefully notice both bases are turning freely...turn the wipers off before turning your car off...this will show you the normal down position...be sure when putting the arms back on that they both remain in the down position before turning them on...hope this helps.
Does the fuse blow when the wipers are off or when you turn the wipers on? A fuse blowing means either a short circuit or an overload. Lets say that your wiper transmission is new and working properly, then an overload is probably blowing the fuse which is caused by the circuit pulling to much current because something is not aligned correctly and moving freely when the wiper motor is turned on. Before you connect the arms to the transmission, move the arm assembly manually with your hand to make sure the wipers go across and back on the windshield. This will verify that the arm assembly is moving freely and not jamming. Then turn the wiper transmission without connecting the wiper arms and see if the transmission is working properly and not blowing the fuse. This will verify that your wiper transmission is not defective. Check the wiring going to the wiper transmission for any bare spots or nicks on the wire insulation. If you have a bare spot or nick that is touching metal, the fuse will blow (this is called a short circuit). If you find a bare spot or nick on the wire use electrician tape to insulate the bare spot or nick. Usually three wraps of electrician tape around the bare spotor nick will do the job. Oh, make sure to replace the fuse with the correct amp fuse. Your car dealer auto parts can provide the information (over the phone) on the correct amp size. You can purchase the fuse at any auto parts. FYI: Too small an amp on the fuse will blow when the wiper is turned on. Too large of a fuse will cause the wiring to burn if your wipers should stop shifting and jam. Good Luck. Hope this helps.
Yes sir! In the future, be SURE the wiper blades are free to move before you turn them on. Try to find a warm place to work. Remove the wirper arms from the car, you should need nothing more that a screwdriver to gently pry the arm loose from the shaft. Now, you will need to remove the sheet metal louvred paned that has the two holes for the wiper shafts. You might be able to do this without removing the hood of the car, maybe not. That panel is held on with some screws and some plastic buttons, which love to break. Under that panel is the wiper linkage and the motor. If you will turn the wipers on now, you will see the motor is no longer hooked to the wiper linkage. The assembly will come off the car as a unit when you remove 4 screws and disconnect the wiring harness joint. I'd look for the replacement parts in a junk yard or on e-bay, since car parts stores do not sell replacement parts for this problem. If you want, you could call a Honda dealer for parts, I don't think they have them, but maybe. Be Blessed.
To check the fuse is always a good start. But also ,with the engine not running and the Key in the on position, turn the wipers on and listen for the wiper moter. You may hear the wiper motor running but the wipers not working ,they could have come disconnected at the motor or in the linkage. Physically move the wipers, if they move freely with no resistants, that would indicate a disconnection in the linkage or at the motor, in my opinion.
The splines on the wiper transmission that attach to the wiper arm could be worn out or VS. replace either the wiper arm or trans. Try grabbing one of the wipers and try to move it buy hand, if it moves freely that's your proplem. The other reason could be the wiring for the wiper motor or the motor itself.
On most cars there is a cap at the base of the wiper arm. Under this cap is a bolt which you can remove. Once removed some gentle lifting/rocking of entire the arm will cause it to come up and off the car. You will be looking at a coned splined shaft which will be turning back and forth when you turn the wipers on. If not then the wiper transmission needs to be replaced. But if you see it turning happily back and forth along with your working wiper, then you need to take the stripped out wiper arm you removed to a junk yard and ask them to find you one like it but in better shape. The inner female coned surface on the wiper arm is stripped, due to snow or some other seizure of the arm while the wiper motor was running. Install in reverse order with the wiper motor off. And next winter think about knocking the snow and ice off the wipers before you turn them on.
if u hear motor not elect problem -most likely linkage unbolted from motor with motor running try to move the wiper arms if move freely than need to remove cowl and check the linkage hook up to motor -if wipers dont move freely than possible motor damage/seized linkage damaged but still would have to look under cowl at connection at linkage
It sounds like both wipers have let go at the outer connection of the arm. It just needs to be retightened there after you pick up the swinging cover. The metal is very soft here and is design to let go if they ice up so as not to break. You will have to position the wipers coorectly.
if you open the hood look towards the base of the windshield, you should see the linkages for the wiper arms. make sure the linkages are all in-tact and nothing fell off. if the linkages are all good, see if you can move the passenger side wiper with your hand, if it moves freely or with little resistance check the nut/bolt that hols it on at the end of the wiper arm. see if the nut/bolt is loose. tighten if needed. also you can remove the nut/bolt and check the splines on the wiper arm where it presses onto the stud and see if they are wiped out.