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Need help replacing wiper motor

Not sure how to go about replacing the wiper motor, nor can I easily determine the type of replacement motor(there appear to be 3 different modls)

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First thing call dealershiop parts department give them the yr and make. Then all you need to do is take off the wiper caps unbolt the nut should lift off then proceed on the cowl vent now becareful this is clipped in so take your time/ as soon as you get the cover off then you can replace the motor put a peice of tape so you know where the wipers should be and then reverse the same

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