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Windshield wiper doesnt work

Ever since my wipers were frozen, the right one doesn't work. When i turn the wipers on, the right one makes a little move but doesnt work. should I replace the wiper motor?

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  • mannamarie Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem! I turned on my windshield wipers and the driver's side one was frozen. Now the passenger side wiper works and the driver's side wiper just moves up a little.



    The motor would still be working then, non? Do I replace the wiper arm?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The wipers seemed to "stick", then they wouldn't turn off even though the switch was off. Then they stopped in the middle of the windshield finally. Not sure if it needs a new motor or just a fuse...motor is working, just not working correctly.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    right side windshield wiper will not work

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    right windshield wiper does not work

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I recently had the same problem with the frozen driver's side wiper. It was the windshield wiper transmission link that broke. You have to replace the entire Transmission. Dealership price in AZ $156.70.

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Hii..ya u have to replace it with the new
one.Since it is frozen u can't do anything
with that.once u replace it with the new one
it will start working.Other than replacing the
wiper u have nothing to do.
thank u..

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    TECHNICAL
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