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Old Silhouette wipers only work in high: no low speed or intermit

The wipers on my Old Silhouette van only work in high. The fuse is good. They do not work in intermittant or low. They also do not work when I hit the washer (though the fluid does spray).
What should I replace?

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  • miforty Feb 19, 2009

    I have a similar problem, the wipers will only turn on when I flip it onto high, after they start I can lower the spped to low, but not interm. and I pray when it is only spiiting rain, that when I stop the wipers for a few minuts that they will turn on without me having to stop the car, turn the engine off and ten restart it. POS car.

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SOURCE: windshield wiper fluid does not spray and how does it turn on?

The washer pump should be in the resivoir bottle...remove the plug on the bottom of the resivior and check it for power when the washer button ie pushed... if you have power, then you should replave the washer motor...
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Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 Buick Regal LS windshield washer fluid does not spray

There are a number of different issues that could cause this.

-The circuit for the wiper should be the same as the washer; same fuse. -I'd suggest trying to run the washer while the hood is open and the engine off. If it runs, you should hear a dull whine.(a 2nd person might be of use to help look and listen)...(find the pump by following the hoses from the wipers to a unit mounted close to the dashboard in the engine compartment)
-If it runs, check to see if any fluid is coming from a hose that might have become disconnected.
-If the pump runs, and if you see no fluid coming from anywhere, and if you can reach the hose connected to the washer pump, pull that hose off the pump. Try running the pump again to see if anything comes out in a good stream.
-If the pump doesn't run at all, check to make sure the connector hasn't come loose.
-If the pump still doesn't run, check to see if you have 12 volts at the connector at the pump. A simple check can be done with an auto bulb connected to the plug at the motor while the pump switch is pushed.
-If you have power at that point, you likely need to replace the pump and motor.(depending upon the age of vehicle & your mechanical abilities...a call to a local wrecking yard is suggested ..atleast to compare the cost vs. new)

hope that helps

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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SOURCE: My washer fluid is not coming out though it is filled with washer fluid

hi first of all can you hear the motor working if not check the motor if you can you have a blockage either a traped pipe if you have been filling with washing liqiud or simular the jets can get blocked or a pipe has a break or come off yates210456

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Intermitent Wiper does not work

the most common cause of this is the wiper switch.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Windshield Wiper Not Working Properly

Well sure enough all I had to do was replace the circuit board...wish I had done this a couple months ago...it was so easy to do and will now be much easier to drive with being able to see clearly again....

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: windshield wiper fluid won't come out

go to a place with compressed air and blow VERY EASY on both the hose off the reservoir and then back through the washers on the windshield outputs, but NOT too hard of air pressure so you don't split hoses or blow them off

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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I'm driving in rain, wipers working good, all of a sudden they quit! I drive for 15 min, check again, they work for a while, then quit again...what in the problem?


If your not familiar with automotive electronics an module control of components , I suggest you take it to the dealer . They have the tools to diagnose this type problem !
The Wiper/Washer System consists of the following components:
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Windshield wiper/washer switch


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Body control module (BCM)


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Wiper PCB relay


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Wiper high PCB relay


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Windshield wiper motor


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Windshield washer fluid pump


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Windshield washer fluid level switch


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WPR fuse 25 A


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WSW fuse 10 A


Low Speed Operation
When the wiper switch is in the low speed position, ground is applied through the switch internal resistor and the wiper switch low signal circuit to the body control module (BCM). In response to this signal, the BCM energizes the WIPER PCB relay by applying battery voltage through the wiper relay control circuit to the coil side of the relay. This allows battery positive voltage from the WPR fuse to flow through the switch input side of the WIPER PCB relay and out to the switch input side of the WIPER HIGH PCB relay. Since the wiper high relay is de-energized and its switch contacts are normally closed to the low speed control circuit of the windshield wiper motor, the motor will operate at low speed.
High Speed Operation When the wiper switch is in the high speed position, ground is applied through the windshield wiper switch high signal circuit to the body control module (BCM) indicating the wiper high speed request. In response to this signal, the BCM then energizes the wiper PCB relay, as stated above, and the wiper high PCB relay by applying ground through the control circuit to the coil side of the relay. With the wiper high relay energized and its switch contacts closed to the high speed control circuit of the wiper motor, the motor will operate at high speed.
Wiper motor high speed operation and the wiper high speed PCB relay can also be commanded ON/OFF by using a scan tool. Refer to Control Module References.
DTC B3715 02: Front Wiper Relay Drive Circuit Short to Ground
DTC B3875 00: Wiper High Speed Relay Circuit
DTC B3922 00: Front Wiper Function Select Circuit
You could Have a switch problem , BCM problem ,PCB relay problem , the pcb relays are non serviceable an the whole under hood fuse box would need to be replaced . Malfunctioning motor bad ground some where etc.....

Dec 20, 2015 | 2008 Chevrolet Impala

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Where is the wiper relay


A wiring diagram doesn't show a relay, just a 25 amp fuse in fuse panel under driver's side of dash. Intermittent working is usually from a loose or poor or corroded connection, or the switch is old and tired, or the motor is old and tired.
Here is one way to check, if you have a test light: when the wipers are not working with wiper switch on high, and key is on, pull off the connector to the wiper/washer motor module (in the engine bay, on the firewall) and check if the purple wire has power. If it does, you probably need to replace the module. Inside the module is a park relay switch (to return wipers to down position when turned off) and a circuit breaker between the motor and ground.
If the purple wire does not have power when key is on and wipers on high, the connection is lost between the switch and the module, or the switch may be malfunctioning. The switch has 5 wires, white wire from 25 amp fuse (power in to switch), a pink wire (for the washer motor), a purple wire (high speed wipers), a dark green wire (low speed wipers), and a gray wire (for the park relay switch inside the wiper/washer motor module). If you see a yellow wire also at the module, that is part of the low speed wiper circuit (the dark green wire) coming from the park relay switch and then to the motor.
Good luck. Post back if further questions, or need more help.

Jun 06, 2013 | 1983 Chevrolet Celebrity

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1998 olds silhouette mini van, passenger side wiper arm over extends off the wind shield when turned on. When this happens wipers seem to be running at maximum speed or beyond really hammering the stops....


when the wipers are off make sure the driver and passenger wipers are at same level on windshield
you can adjust them so they don't go off the edge or hit the bottom.
if they are hitting off the edge and hitting the bottom as well you need to check the linkage since it may be worn out.

Sep 19, 2011 | 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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My 1999 Chevy Malibu wiper will only work on the hight speed. The intemitten and low speed does not work. I have checked the fuses and they are all good.


The only other thing left is the switch,or the intermitent part of the circuit board on the wiper motor assy. Check the plug in connection,and the motor by tapping on the motor while on the lower speeds setings. Does the wipers park correctly when turned off??

Sep 08, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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Wiper problem-93 Ford Ranger XLT,2 wheel drive,3.0 v-6.auto. Only have high speed,no more intermitent,no longer returns to start position-HELP


probably the motor but chaeck this first G3 CHECK CIRCUIT 58 FOR BATTERY VOLTAGE
  • Unplug wire harness connector.
  • Set wiper switch on low.
  • Check Circuit 58 for battery voltage key on.

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CHECK for malfunctioning wiper motor. Perform low speed current draw test. SERVICE as required.
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CHECK for:
  • Open connector.
  • Malfunctioning switch.
  • Malfunctioning governor.
  • Open wire Circuit 58 (W).

Jun 02, 2010 | 1993 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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Windshield wipers won't operate except when the "wash" button is pushed. The switch has been tested, found good, but replaced anyway and it still doesn't work. The fuse and relay are OK. The wiper motor...


Yes it is called the body control module and is notorious for going bad, don't try to save any money buying it in a junkyard since these modules are PART number specific to each van. The dealer will have to flash it which means you will spend about 900 to 1000 to replace it including labor. But it's the only way to get it to work.

Current goes from the switch to the body control module THEN to the wipers which is why they are not working.

Mar 21, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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Which fuse controls the windshield wipers??


There is no separate fuse for intermittant. You have a wiper fuse, and that's all. If that part has stopped , you have a probel with the switch, or the circuit board for your wiper motor.

Jun 06, 2009 | 1998 Isuzu Amigo

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Wipers only work when switch is in high,but when i shut the switch off the wipers stop werever they are at the time.they do not work on intermitent or slow speed.


I had the same problem with my 93 Lumina and then it would work ramndomly then quit Wiper motor was the problem Changed all fuses first to no avail Wiper motor fuses are under the glove box behind the coweling as well as in the fuse box beside the glovebox for info

Mar 03, 2009 | 1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV

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