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Windsheild wiper park position in Saturn 2000 LS1

The windshield wipers in my car suddenly began parking in the middle of the windshield instead of at the bottom. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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  • kirkbez Jan 16, 2009

    I have a similar problem. The wipers park in the up position.



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I had the same problem in my LW200. As the other poster indicated a new wiper motor will do the trick. This is an easy fix. Remove the wiper arms, pry up the plastic center cap and remove the nuts holding the arms down then pull them off. A soft prying nudge from underneath will help as they are splined shafts. Raise the hood, put a large deep well socket on over the splined shafts and remove the 2 large nuts holding the trim panel on. Pull up and off the long rubber which runs along the front of the trim panel, watch there is a sharp edge underneath. Now you can gently pull off the trim panel, remembering to lift it over the splined shafts. Mechanism is right there, remove 3 screws and unplug wiring. Take wiper motor off the linkage swap with a new one at advance auto, about 100 bucks, reinstall in reverse order. Note there is a stamping on the linkage telling you where the pivot arm should be for the rest or stopped position and if you ignore that your wipers will be out of whack. While you are in there you may want to change the cabin air filter as well.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

  • wekjo Oct 05, 2009

    My repair info is for the L series, if you have an S series Saturn then access from under the dashboard is needed to change the wiper mechanism. You may need to have a dealer service department do this.

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