Question about 2003 Toyota Camry
I replaced the wiper motor last year because it was doing the same thing.Seems like when I try the wipers to see if they are working my headlights will dim or heater motor will slow down.They work great when it is warm out!!
Make sure to lubricate the pivots AND the spot where the drive arm comes out of the motor. Use a good grade of SILICON lubricant. Do not use WD-40. It will freeze. Good silicon will leafe a dry silicon residue that will not freeze up. There should be an upside nown funnel shaped piece of rubber or plastic, directly above the motor on the main shaft. This keeps water out of the tp of the motor.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
IF THE WIPER SWITCH,HEADLIGHT SWICH & HEATER SWITCH ARE ALL LOCATED IN THE STEERING COLUMN,IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.IT MAY HAVE BURNED OUT THE MOTOR BUT IF THAT DIMMING PROBLEM PERSISTS,HAVE THAT ONE CHECKED OUTBEFORE THE NEXT WIPER MOTOR GETS FRIED
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It shouldn't be. This would suggest that for some reason your alternator isn't performing at low speeds, especially if the problem goes away when you rev the engine up a little. I would check the connections at the alternator and battery to make sure they are tight and clean first. If you have to remove the battery cables to clean them be sure you know how to recode you radio first. That info should be in your owner's manual.
It could also be that there is not enough tension on your belt, or it could be the alternator itself. If the belt tension and alternator are both good, it should be putting out 14 Volts or a little better when the truck is idling.
You may also need to check the fan and the fan switch if everything else is good. They may be the source of the extra draw. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
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