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I have a 1996 Chevrolet cavalier and the wipers don't work. When I turn them on they move a tiny bit back and forth but I'm not sure if it is the wiring or the motor it's self. There is also a button put in under the cigarette lighter and it says "RALLY" on it and I followed the wires from it and it's hooked up to the wiper fuze. I disconnected this and it made the wipers not move at all. I need help.

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Try looking at the wiper motor connecting to blade-arms to see if motor movement is consistent with wiper/arm,could be between motor-linkage-arm shaft. I would start with that,being it's cheap if you look at it yourself. Another thing you may consider is looking at the electrical wiring diagram of the wipers to see if it has any connection to the "rally" part. Hope you fix it yourself and save the money.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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Sounds like the wiper arm has become disconnected. There may be a clip or bushing that has broken or fallen off. The wiper motor/arms etc are accessible by taking the cover off (usually plastic and possibly held in by screws or large plastic slots) that's at the base of the windshield. You may have to lift the hood for access and removal. Just take your time and don't force anything.

It's really simple after that. You turn your motor on and look for moving parts, that'll be the wiper motor. Either it's disconnected at the motor or it be disconnected on the arm. Usually one arm will move both wipers. If you're lucky, maybe it's just fallen off and you can find the clip or bushing and re-attach it. Otherwise, you may have to get a new part, which in this case would probably come from the dealer.

You may possibly also get it from a junkyard, but chances are if it's a small part, then they may not sell it to you. However some junk yards WILL sell you these small parts, and others may even let you pull the part yourself. If you could do this, you could also see how the part properly attaches.

If it's confusing how to re-attach the parts, then you may have to buy a Haynes or Chilton manual to see exactly how everything looks. Diagrams would be great. If there's no good pix in the manual, then try online. The best would be to see fully functional operating wipers on a similar car. Maybe find a buddy to take a peek at his after you practice on yours.

The part if broken should fit multiple years of your make of car.

Get this fixed soon because not only will it not pass inspection, but it is highly unsafe.



Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: chevy cavalier 1997 wiper motor

It could be a fuse problem. The fuse box is located on the left side of the dash. It can be found with the door open and looking at the end of the dash. There is a small cover that when removed has a chart of what all the fuses go too. If the fuses proves to be good, the motor can be found under the hood (sort of).

To get to the wiper motor you will need to remove the wiper arms and then you will need to remove the black vent cover to get at it. It is only held in by five black panel clips. Once you have removed the clips and removed the wiper arms and the washer lines, lift up the cover and slide it out. Note: it comes out much easier than it goes back in. With the cover off, the wiper motor will be visible on the drives side of the car. Remove three screws (10 mm) and th entire assembly comes out. flip it over to see and depress the clip that holds the wiring on. You should be able to take it out and put it back in about 30 minutes. Try to do it on a warm day so that when you are reassembling it, you do not tear up the rubber seal around the windshield. I got the entire unit from my local junk yard for 30 bucks.

One more thing to consider as a possible problem is the wiper joystick in the car.

Hopefully it is only your fuse.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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this website is great for retrieving wiring diagrams.

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SOURCE: Wiper just suddenly stopped working on 1998 C230 Mercedes.

dont play with it the nut that holds your wiper arm on is loose ,pull teh plastis cover where the drive is and tighten the 13mm nut

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced wiper motor but still won't work buzzes

can you move the linkage when you pulled the motor?

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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