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1998 Ford Expedition Rear Wiper Motor not working.

I recently (three days ago) changed the rear wiper motor on my 1998 expedition -this is the THIRD motor in two months- and it just did the same as the others. It stopped moving.
I can actually hear the motor running, but the arm just doesn't move.

The first motor I removed came with the truck when I bought it last Nov. 1st, 2008 and it wasn't working already, so I replaced with one of those
re-manufactured ones from Advanced Autoparts, it stopped moving within two months, but the motor actually made a clicking sound when I turned it on, so I assume the relay is working.
I replaced this ''new'' motor, again at Advanced Autoparts with one from the same re-manufacturer since it was under warranty, and three days later it did exactly the same, it works perfect one moment, the next time I want to turn it on it doesn't move, but the motor is making that clicking sound that means the relay is working, because I try the two speeds that the truck allows me to set, and I can hear that sound in slow and fast intervals.

I don't know if the truck has an electrical problem because the motor receives power, it just doesn't move, if the fuse was blown it wouldn't even move, of course, and this is driving me crazy, any help would be appreciated.

P.S. The front wipers work perfect, never failed, and they are controled from the same lever next to the steeering wheel as the rear one.

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I would try replacing the wiper arm itself and also make sure that there is no binds in the motor or rubbing anything inside the door

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 rear wiper motor on a Ford Expedition

take door panel off by prrying clips out, then you should see the motor. unplug the wire harness and take the wiper arm off the outside. Should have to just unbolt it from here, otherwise if its rivited in, you'll need to drill them out and replace them with bolts/washers/lock washer/lock nuts when you put it back in.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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