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Wiper problem Wipers start moving a little when the wipers aren't even turned on. I'm thinking its a bad switch

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Most likely a bad switch. Wouldnt be a fuse. Mine does the same

Posted on May 03, 2013

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    Most likely a bad switch. Wouldnt be a fuse. Mine does the same



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usually it's the switch. Unless someone has rigged it up to come on manually. Possibly someone messing with the radio for power (direct) has run it to the wrong place in your fuse box. (backfeeding)

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SOURCE: windshield wiper doesnt work

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.
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SOURCE: Windshield wipers will not turn off, I've replace the turn signal/wiper switch and still not turning off

Sounds like the PARK SWITCH within the WIPER MOTOR is at fault, Only way to beat it is relay the motor. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: replaced wiper motor but still won't work buzzes

can you move the linkage when you pulled the motor?

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SOURCE: I have a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis and I can't turn the wipers.

this is a very common problem on these vehicles. the wiper motor has a park switch built into it that fails. replace the wiper motor and this will stop problem. hope this info helps you!

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Disconnect your battery, and then loosen the bolts holding your wiper motor in place. Once the bolts are loose, pull it *gently* out of its hole. It probably won't come out all the way, as it will be attached to either one or two linkages, and you run the risk of bending them if you yank on the motor too hard. Once you can see the shaft of the wiper motor, have an assistant move the problem wiper by hand so you can see what's going on. Did the linkage slip off the wiper motor shaft, for example, or is the problem closer to the wiper arm? This observation should start to help you figure this out.

If, in fact, the linkage is bad, then the only solution is to replace it. First, remove one or both wiper arms, depending on whether you have one unified linkage or a small linkage for each wiper arm. You'll be left with little rotating stubs at the wipers. These are most likely bolted in place with external bolts. Take those off and gently push the linkage back into the cavity. You should now be able to pull the linkage out through the opening where the wiper motor was installed. It may require some creative positioning, but it should come out. If, by chance, the linkage won't fit through this hole, you may be able to get it out by removing one or more of the air intake screens and getting the linkage out through those passages.

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