Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

2 Answers

1998 dodge ram wiper motor

Is this an easy installation?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I just did mine today, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500.
The wipers are clipped on, not bolted on.
Open your hood and crawl under the hood so you can reach the wiper, pull the wiper arm off the windshield until it hits the hood then grab a flat head screw driver and pry out the black metal metal piece located just above the the base of the wiper(where it mounts to the truck)
It wont come all the way out, you will know if you release it by letting the wiper arm go and it should stay up off the windshield.

Once you do that you will have the wiggle the arm back and forth until you free the arm from the truck, usually it's a pain to get off but it will come off with forceful finesse.

Once the arms are off you will have about 5-6 torx screw caps to remove, I think it's a T-25 or T-20 torx.

Once the torx and arms are off the cowl should pop right off, there will be the washer hoses still connected, I left those on and just set the cowl in the engine compartment, but you can take it off by just disconnect those hoses.

You will have to remove the wiper linkage (4 ten mm bolts) one by the passenger wiper, two right next to each other under the wiper motor, and one on the driver side(It's easiest to stand on the ground by the drivers side fender to get that bolt)

Now the linkage is free you can turn it around and see the motor, it will have a wire harness clip into the motor, just push the clip release and pull out the clip.

The motor is mounted by 3 ten mm bolts, remove those and replace the motor, and put it together like you took it apart.






Posted on Feb 10, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 58 Answers

Yes its not to bad

flip up the wiper arm cover (careful they break easy)

then remove the nut (13mm) ? then you have to have a little puller like a battery terminal puller. just a couple bucks at your parts store. then pull the arms off.

then remove the screws that hold the cowl down.
put electrical tape on both corners to avoid scratches. they will be phillips or torx screws. all along the edge and also a few in the middle of the cowl so be carfule not to break it. it should come off easy once the screws are out.

then you will see you wiper motor assembly. look at it carfully to see if you can remove the motor alone or if the assembley needs to come out. which only has a few 13mm bolts that hold it in

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

SOURCE: wiper arms do not park correctly 1998 dodge ram.

You put the arm on the motor 180 degress out

Posted on Dec 17, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 1998 dodge ram van, the windshield wipers stopped working, the fuse is ok and the washers work ok. all other functions of the switch work properly. How can you test the wiper motor and wiper


Make up a set of jumper wires that will accommodate the wiper connectors and run an auxiliary ground wire to be sure it is not a ground problem and then jump power directly the power lead connectors on the motor.

Oct 04, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Wipers wont park 1997 dodge ram replaced wiper motor now wipers stop up high speed also dont work


be checking for proper ground to the wiper motor and fuses or relay controls..

Feb 15, 2013 | 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

1 Answer

Wiper arms do not park correctly 1998 dodge ram.


You put the arm on the motor 180 degress out

Dec 17, 2012 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Wipers dont work replaced everything and they still dont work


Do you have power going to wiper motor?Did you replace wiper switch?

Dec 03, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

2 Answers

Does any one know if a 1999 dodge ram 2500 has a wiper delay module on it. my wipers will not park.


if you changed your wiper motor and did not turn it on and let the motor return to park before installing blades,i would remove the blades ,turn on the wipers and then off and wait till they do park,then reinstall blades.

Nov 21, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

1 Answer

Dodge Ram 2500 wiper motor only works on hi speed - Even after installing factory replacement Check wiyh dealer VINwas not included in recall


There are two relays for the wipers in the fuse box under the hood. Here is a picture to show you the location.

spacer.gif 2010-02-26_162058_3.gif

Dec 24, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Ram 2500

1 Answer

I have a 1998 dodge 1500 van and the wipers have stopped working.The last few weeks they would work sometimes.I have checked the motor and fuse and they are ok.


CHECK FOR BINDING AND LUBRICATE WIPER LINKAGES WITH WD40.IF STILL DONT HELP.PROBLEM COULD BE FAULTY SWITCH OR BAD WIPER MOTOR.

Feb 02, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

1 Answer

Need to remove wiper arms from 1998 Dodge Ram in order to replace windshield.


pull off the guard shield at the base of the wiper arm and a nut should be exposed remove the nut if one there and it should pull off if neither is present pull the arm upwards and with a tiny pin fit into the hole causing the wiper arm to stay up and out and simply lift it off

Sep 15, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

1 Answer

Wipers won't return all the way down


This Is A Malfunction In the "PARK" Mechenizm of the Motor it is Located In The Cowl Under the Black Louver

Jun 02, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

2,590 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...