Due to the snow i have not used the car for two days but having turned it on yesterday the wipers were not working and having just tried them again they are still not working. Could it be the fuse or electrics? any suggestions?
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Re: Cold weather wiper problem
Could be the Fuse!
Could be the Wiper Motor Burn't Out if Blades were frozen to windshield when turned on
Until you fix the problem you can buy RainX Wipe-On Glass Solution or Windsheild Washer Fluid which as unbelievable as it sounds will allow you to drive in the all but the worst downpours of rain without wipers!
I love the RainX Windsheild Washer Fluid and rarely use my wipers.
Check the fuses and try RainX and get back to me!
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Sounds like you damaged the gear drive that operates the wiper arms, time for new wiper motor assembly is my guess. Don't use the wipers to brush off snow, very bad idea, the drive gears are plastic and on this old dog very brittle from age.
The wipers lost their index... Turn the car on, turn the wipers on, shut the car off when the wipers reach their full down position. Turn the wipers off, the. Turn the car back on. This should relearn the wiper index.
Can you getting into some place above 32f or 0c? If so do. Let it warm up and see if it helps. The grease maybe to thick in the transmission of the wipers two there could be ice or snow packed around the unit.
If it was doing it when it was warmer check the units ground.
The windshield wiper circuit has an circuit breaker in it, under heavy load this breaker trips to protect the wiper motor, when the motor cools, the breaker resets automatically restoring proper wiper action.
On most cars there is a cap at the base of the wiper arm. Under this cap is a bolt which you can remove. Once removed some gentle lifting/rocking of entire the arm will cause it to come up and off the car. You will be looking at a coned splined shaft which will be turning back and forth when you turn the wipers on. If not then the wiper transmission needs to be replaced. But if you see it turning happily back and forth along with your working wiper, then you need to take the stripped out wiper arm you removed to a junk yard and ask them to find you one like it but in better shape. The inner female coned surface on the wiper arm is stripped, due to snow or some other seizure of the arm while the wiper motor was running. Install in reverse order with the wiper motor off. And next winter think about knocking the snow and ice off the wipers before you turn them on.
You should check your fuses first. What may of happened is that the wiper motor could be frozen if the wiper arms are frozen in ice. Another thing that may of happened is that the wipers were used to clear the windshield instead of clearing it manually. When that is done if there is too much snow or it is a heavy snow the wiper motor will burn up or go bad due to the fact that it does not have enough power to do such things.
If you are SUFFERING this ARTIC BLAST as I am it very well be that Parts are Literal FROZEN
HOY WATER down In the COWL AREA NOT the GLASS Please BUT Try some Rock SALTY HOT water to unstick those wipers, The 4 BY 4 Problem Most probably is Cold weather related Especially if you have Not Had ANY problems with it Before the Cold Snap, Try if you can and have Nose thu Vehicle in Garage and let it Idle for 30 minutes then try SWITCHING IT. Hope This Helps you Stay WARM !! :) Please Rate me If Im Helpful for you ?