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Pass side wiper not working on 2002 volvo s40

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  • dkletcheck Apr 22, 2009

    Its laying over and not working.

  • dkletcheck Apr 22, 2009

    I'm not sure.

  • dkletcheck Apr 22, 2009

    How do I get access to the Motor?

  • dkletcheck Apr 22, 2009

    Your a real funny guy.

  • dkletcheck Apr 22, 2009

    Thank you

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if only one wiper is inop then the motor is not the problem.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U are a very funny guy to.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    use your eyes and look

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does the wiper post move? this is not the wiper arm, but what it attaches to.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    Is it stuck in the up position or, is it simply laying over and not working?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does the wiper post move?



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Open the hood, pop out the plastic cover over the wiper, pop out the round cap, remove the nut, pull off the wipper arm, check that the "post" under the wiper arm moves when you turn on wippers. If so, it is a simple compression joint....put the arm back on the post and tighten, replace round cap and plastic cover, close hood and check wiper action

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Ok, this is a bad motor and you will have to replace this failed motor. this will fix the issue.

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    Michael Masters Apr 22, 2009

    First, disconnect the negative cable from the battery to deaden the electrical systems in the car.
    This is necessary for spark suppression. Shorts, fire, and damage to
    electrical components can arise from working on electrical equipment
    while the battery is connected. Just loosen the nut and wiggle the
    cable off. Also, disconnect the connector attached to the wiper motor.

    You will need to remove the wiper arms and intake grating. Use a pick
    or flat-head screwdriver to remove the rubber stoppers at the base of
    the wiper arms. This exposes the mounting nuts. Take a socket wrench
    and remove the nuts. Place them in the tray for containment. Now remove
    the arms.

    Now you need to remove the intake grating. This is the vented, plastic
    cover that keeps debris from getting into the HVAC intake. It's right
    at the base of the windshield underneath the windshield wipers.
    Take a pick and pop out the plastic pins on top of the grating. The
    pins cover screws that secure the grating down. Take a screwdriver and
    remove all screws. Pull off the grating.

    Now you need to remove the wiper transmission from the wiper motor arm.
    It's a rod or bar that connects the wiper motor at a ball socket. Use
    needle nose pliers to remove this. Use the pliers to apply equal
    pressure around the socket to wiggle the transmission off. Use care in
    order to keep the ball stud in place.

    Remove all wiper motors mounting bolts. The number of bolts varies for
    every car and they are located on the firewall. Now you're ready for
    installation of a new motor.

    With your new motor in hand, put all your bolts back into the motors
    rubber mounting sleeves. Line up the bolts to their mounts and hand
    tighten all of them in to hold it in place. Go ahead and tighten them
    with a socket wrench. There's no specific amount of torque needed to
    secure the bolts. Just tighten them until you feel they are tight
    enough and they won't vibrate loose.

    You need to connect the wiper motor transmission back to the motor. If
    you bought a used motor from a junkyard, then you might have to clean
    the ball stud. Remove all dirt and old grease and apply new grease to
    the stud. Take the socket of the transmission rod and pop it back onto
    the ball.

    Replace the intake grating. Line up the screw holes and tighten the
    screws back in. Do not over-tighten these screws! You are securing
    plastic to plastic. Very easy to damage. Tighten until you feel
    resistance. Replace the plastic pins to cover the screws.

    Put your wiper arms back. Do not fully seat them into the mounting
    area. Let the base sit on the mounts. There should be a mark on your
    windshield where the blade ended it's travel. Line the blades to this
    mark and tighten the mounting nuts back on the bolts. Hold the arm in
    place to keep it aligned while you tighten the nuts down. Replace the
    rubber stoppers.

    Now you can connect the wiper motor back to its power supply. Then
    connect the negative battery cable back up. Tighten the bolt on the
    cable only until it stops spinning. Turn your key on and test all
    settings of the wipers and make sure they all work.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Apr 22, 2009

    if the post in the center under the cover is
    turning, turn the wipers off and tighten the nut holding the wipers on.
    if no nut there and you can't see the post, look under the arm. you can
    see the knurled post sticking into the arm. if its turning, linkage is
    ok. the wiper arm might be stripped. if it's not turning, the linkage
    came apart. it's under the cowling and is an easy repair. good luck

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Apr 22, 2009

    No problem, glad to help. Please rate and god bless:)



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