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Intermittent wiper malfunction, 2004 Sable

Wipers functions fine at normal, continuous and high speed operation other than when I turn them off. They do not "park" in the normal full down position when turned off. I must hit the turn off switch at the exact moment to get them stopped in the full down postion. The intermittent function starts but then quits after the wiper has traveled less than a full cycle of the windshield. I have to go to full, normal operation and then turn it off at the right moment to get it "parked" correctly. The wiper function switch feels okay and seems to function correctly. Where do I look to resolve this problem. Thanks for your help.

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  • scarey1 Jan 08, 2009

    Have tried unsuccessfully to get the suggested wiper relay to determine if it will resolve my problem. My favorite parts store couldn't supply it and my local Ford/Mercury dealer couldn't determine which part I need with me actually removing the part and bringing it to him. Sad. I'll let you know how this works out.

  • scarey1 Jan 08, 2009

    1/08/09



    Finally obtained and installed a replacement wiper relay. It didn't solve the problem. No change in the problematic operation of the wipers as outlined in my original message. What should I check out next?



    Thanks much,



    Stu Carey

  • scarey1 Jan 11, 2009

    Uplon a second, more complete look at my 2004 Mercury Sable Owners manual, I noted that there are two wiper relays; one for wiper speed and a second for wiper park. I purchased a second relay (they both have the same Ford part number) and everything worked fine (for about 6 hours). This period involved use of the wipers in both intermediate and full cycle mode. Everything worked fine until I turned on the windshield washers. From that point on, the original problem reappeared. A puzzle.

  • scarey1 Jan 19, 2009

    It was the wiper motor. Had it replaced and all is well. Thanks for your help.



    Stu Carey

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My son had the identical problem on his Ford Taurus and changing the wiper MOTOR which determines the park position cured the problem.

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Replace the wiper relay.

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    Rob Houg Jan 08, 2009

    Next the park sense in the motor could be malfunctioning. This is only correctable by replacing the wiper motor. Which is why i had you check the relay first. Also look into the governor some models have governors on them that can cause this same problem.

  • Rob Houg
    Rob Houg Jan 19, 2009

    Glad to hear you have the issue taken care of.

    Have a great day

    Rob




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