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Subaru forester 1999. After heavy snow my wipers are not working.  I can hear the motor for the wipers.  how to reconnect the wipers arms

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If you can hear the wiper motor now, that means it was over worked and it partially burned up the motor. There's also a good chance that the wiper linkage has been bent due to the motor trying to push the weight of the snow. I would definitely take it to a shop and have them look at it. I'm just worried about that one bad down pour of rain that would come down while your driving then all of a sudden your wiper motor gives out right in the middle of traffic. I hope this info helps.

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