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Wiper on driver side sticks out over the left side of the truck

It acts like something got striped on the shaft it just jogs back and forth an inch but is stuck on the left side of the windshield

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    The wipers stop in the stand up possition and motor won't shut down even in the off possition until I physicaly push them down then the motor shuts off.. Sounds like something is stripped..

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The body is cracking where the wiper spindle mount fits,will need welding I had the same thing

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