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Wipers do not park at the cowling when in intermittent mode

When operating the wipers in intermittent mode, the wiper arms stop at random locations during the sweep. If the wipers are operated in the continuous mode for several minutes, they behave when switched to intermittent for a period then again stop in a random position. I suspect some worn plastic cam-like part in the wiper motor switch assembly. Please confirm that a new wiper motor will cure this problem or can I merely repair the existing wiper motor and restore proper operation in the intermittent mode?

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I think it could be in the switch or the motor. Try a junk yard they shoud be plentiful and cheap.

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replace the wiper relay.

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Try making sure the connection is good.
If it is then you should try replacing the wiper switch.

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no you need a locking bolt to lock the wipers to the motor

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