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Montana with windshield wiper issues

I have the same problem as the others. How can you tell if your cam assembly is broken? Can you just grease it? Where exactly is the cam assembly? Is is near the wiper motor?

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If you wipers are hitting each others its the cam assembly.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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