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The wiper arms on my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE don't work.

I flipped the switch to start the wipers but the blades were frozen to the windshield. I heard a crunch/pop noise, then I heard the wiper motors and assembly going back and forth as usual, but there was no movement above the hood whatsoever. It looks like the wiper arms are disconnected from the assembly or popped out of the socket. I was told I could just pop them back in by accessing the assembly underneath the black plastic cover that runs along the bottom of the windshield. I had a look today, but I can't see how to get in there; there are no screws or bolts that I can see. What should I be trying to do ? Is this an easy fix ? Val

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  • deegee821 Mar 03, 2009

    I had the same problem this morning, in my Pathfinder same year? I've lived in cold and snow all of my life and never had this happen before. Curious anyway, I was told that the bearing had broken off at the site where the assemble connect to the wiper and this is a $75 problem. Does that sound right?

  • ortizmm2002 Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem in a Pathfinder 2001 (LE; 6Cyl 3.5L). I can hear the motor running and responding to the changes in speed I do from the switch, but the blades just do not move. I never realized when it got damaged. One day tried to use the wipers and they did not work, but I did not hear any noises. But I guess it was related with snow and extreme cold weather...For those days, temps were around -34 Celcius.



    I managed to remove the cowl cover and follow the rod to the crank in the motor, but it was fine, was not loose.



    Decided to remove the motor and check inside and found the cause of the problem. There are three gears in the gear-box. One big in the center and other two smaller. The big one was broken in several parts.



    I have been searching in Google for the replacement of the motor, but I have some doubts in the correct part number. It seems there are differences in this year (2001). I also wonder if the gear can be remanufactured or made in another material...but I have no clue how to look for someone who can make this..I am "new" in Canada (Calgary) and do not have references to mechanics or craftsmen who can help me.



    Have you already resolved your case in your Nissan ? If so, what can you advise me to do ? I would really appreciate your help

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There are no screws they are retainers that pop off / the trick is to be careful pulling off the vent cowl panels because the clips can be hard to get look what side you need to take off and their may be ends which should come off first.

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