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The rear wiper will perform a few wipes upon turning the ignition key to just before start. Again when turning the key to start the engine. Also the rear wiper will not rest in its normal horizontal position, but somewhere up on the window. Where to look to solve this? All I know is the previous owner replaced the rear wiper after it was missing completely. Another electric glitch shows, which all 4 electric windows will open when unlocking the car - when turning the key back to mid position - but doesn't happen always.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the spring has broken in the wiper arm. If you pull the cover off of the base of the wiper arm there will be a screw. Remove the screw and pull straight out on the base of the arm. That will release it from the actuator. You should be able to pick one up at a parts house for about $20 to $40 dollars or you could shop a salvage yard for about $10. Hope this helps. Good luck. Please re-post with updates. Thanks cj2176.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
put oil on the pin that fastens the arm to the rotator. work the arm up and down several times to work out the grindge and rust. Reoil and repeat several times
wiper will rest on the window for full operation
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
I had the same problem. I thought it was an issue with a blown fuse, but also noticed that the rear wiper was very stiff.
I solved it by opening the rear window (so the wiper is not clicked into the motor) then squirt some WD40 into the wiper mechanism (I put the oil in from the outside). Gently move the wiper from side to side until it starts to free up - after a couple of movements the wiper should be moving freely again. No issues since.
At the same time, check that the washer jet is correctly angled. Mine was squirting directly into the wiper which may have caused it to rust up a bit.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Sounds like the starter is the culprit,when the brushes in it are almost gone they will work intermittently and if the brushes aren't touching then you won't even get a click because of the lack of ground for the pull in portion of the starter solenoid winds.The next time it won't start,give the starter a tap or two to confirm this.It should start if i'm right.The starter is under the passengers side just to the rear of the front tire,bolted to the bell housing.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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