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Front windshield wipers stall or work very intermittantly when on

The wipes will make a "click" noise as if to move then not; they may move once or twice to wipe the windows, then stop and act as if they will then wipe with a slight movement of the wipers. The rear wiper works fine.

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It is likely that where the wiper arm is attached to the linkage  it is either loose or stripped.

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2: the wiper shaft is stripped, nah you said both stalled.
3: the wiring is bad.
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DIY, with what , no tools? no meter.?
with no tools one can only GUESS,
roll dice, and replace a part.
after spending $500 on parts and the wires are good then what.
yes, buy a meter.

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then the motor runs until it his the dead spot in ITS, internal
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