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My windsheild wipers don't move. I hear the windsheild motor running.

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Possible stripped gears or the gears are not making contact.  I would replace the wiper motor.  If you can, and I am not sure, you might be able to replace just the gears.  But given how new the car is, I am sure it comes as an "all in one" unit.  It is possible to seatch www.car-part.com and see if there is a salvage yard around your area that has one cheap.

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