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check for power at the wiper motor if you have power when the switch is activated if you have power there the motor needs to be replaced. if you have no power change the fuse and check again for power when the wiper switch it activated there is a relay that will cut out if the wiper is frozen to the window but unlikely that this will be your problem 9 times out of 10 the motor is gone.
Sounds like a simple, lack of lubrication. Because we use the fob most of the time the mechanical key part of the lock partially seizes up and sticks, Try spraying oil (WD40) into the lock and work it with the key, keep spraying and working it, excess oil will go through the lock into the mechanism. Worth a try before stripping the whole lot out.
wipers are basically electromechanical, the motor electrical/mechanical & the wipers mechanical. before replacing the motor, lubricate the moving parts first using standard oil or WD40,
check also the wiper fuse in the fuse panel, chances are they are blown due to a heavy load to the wiper motor brought about by friction because of absence of lubricant in the mechanism.
check for broken wirings leading to the wiper motor
wiper motor replacement necessary if the above solution don't work.
Hi, what you can do to save some money. first check if you can open and close the windows from each door using the contacts situated on the respective door. If yes, than you can do as I did. Take the main power windows switch out from the driver windows. Try to spray inside of the contact some WD40 and play with the buttons for a while. Usually there is a lot of dirt and corrosion, and contacts are not working properly. So you can clean the main switch using wd40 and it might work.On mine worked with no problem. Now I have all the windows working from the drivers switch. good luck.
If the spring is good then the "hinge" needs to be oiled.
Just use some WD40 or other break free oil and lube and loosen up the hinge by squirting the hinge and pulling the wiper away from the rear window and pushing it back.
Keep this up until it is loose again and springs back against the glass.
If the spring is bad then you need to get a new spring or wiper arm from a junkyard.
I hope this helps.
I had to do it to my 98 Grand Limited too.
the wiper arm has a spring pulling in tight towards window the arm has a pin at one end where spring connects to the pin acts as a hinge it must be seized spray some lubricant on it and move it around to get it to break free.
I had the same problem. I thought it was an issue with a blown fuse, but also noticed that the rear wiper was very stiff. I solved it by opening the rear window (so the wiper is not clicked into the motor) then squirt some WD40 into the wiper mechanism (I put the oil in from the outside). Gently move the wiper from side to side until it starts to free up - after a couple of movements the wiper should be moving freely again. No issues since.
At the same time, check that the washer jet is correctly angled. Mine was squirting directly into the wiper which may have caused it to rust up a bit.
I had a 94 wagon, and have a 99 wagon, and 2001 wagon. I think what you need there is a new rear wiper arm. This is about 44 bucks at getsaturnparts.net. The problem is getting the old wiper arm off without breaking the rear window. The corrosion between the wiper arm and the motor output shaft basically turns the metal into one piece, which may well explain why your arm spring is not holding the arm close to the window. Also explains why you cannot find used saturn rear wiper arms or rear motors on ebay. There is a small sliding lock at the base, but having moved it aside you will find the corrosion will not let the arm go anywhere.
Having done this twice, my approach as follows:
Get a new wiper arm
Take a hack saw and carefully saw the top of the wiper arm off exposing the motor shaft end. After spraying WD40 or other corrosion remover on get a small gear puller and pull the arm off the shaft. Use never seize and slide the new one on.