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Wiper only works upside down.

Rear wiper will not work in the upright position. Motor is good, but the wiper, when released from its mount, it drops down and works on the downside.

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  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Has anyone recently removed the wiper motor or arm?

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The entire arm assembly will have to be loosened up and moved around so the it will work properly again. If you are not sure how to do this just go to any autozone store where the clerks are all techies. They will show you what to do, loan you the necessary tools and if you are nice, may even do the adjustment for you.

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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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Rear wiper arm mounting nut gm_truck_s10_w-wpr-arm_ret-nt_rr.gif
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The wiper motor hopefully is ok, but if the wiper arms were not mounted at the right spot, it could have damaged the motor as it returned to the rest position, unfortunately.

If there is noise, the noise could be coming from the wiper arm joint being stripped out or the motor itself assuming that the ball joints under the hood and behind the firewall are still connected.

Check these items, and I'm sure you will get to the bottom of this.

Good luck on this repair.

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If the vehicle is equipped with a movable liftgate glass, a liftgate glass switch is utilized to prevent rear window wiper operation when the liftgate glass is open. This same switch also causes the rear window wiper to drop down approximately three inches when the liftgate glass latch is released.
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  • The wipers stay on continuously — rear wiper
  • Circuit.
  • Rear wiper/washer switch.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test L .


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Measure the resistance between rear wiper/washer switch C288 pin 6, component side and rear wiper/washer switch C288 pin 2, component side.
  • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms with the switch depressed, and greater than 10,000 ohms with it released?
sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifYes GO to L2 .
sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifNo INSTALL a new rear wiper/washer switch. TEST the system for normal operation.

Measure the resistance between rear wiper/washer switch C288 pin 6, circuit WB08 (BU/YE), harness side and ground.
  • Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?
sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifYes INSTALL a new rear wiper /washer switch. TEST the system for normal operation.
sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifNo REPAIR circuit WB08 (BU/YE). TEST the system for normal operation.

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