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Wipers on 1988 ford f150 not working properly

Wipers on 1988 f150 only work on high for 2or3 swipes,then stop then creep back then word 1or2 more swipes , I have replaced wiper switch ,& wiper motor, still same thing. I have found that there is no fuse on fuse diagram for wipers. If I unplug top or front wiring harness , they work just fine on high speed only.

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the 89 may have a wiper control module that needs to be replaced... how many wires connect to the wiper motor? if more than two the module is built in. if only two then the module is re,ote mounted and probally under the drivers side dashboard

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sounds like a loose nut. there are nuts that hold the wiper arms on, they may be under a cover but theyre at the base of the wiper arm. also there's a nut that holds the wiper linkage onto the wiper motor. if you can move the wipers independently, it's the nuts connecting the wiper arms.if you move one arm and the other moves with it, it's the nut holding the linkage to the motor.

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Try replacing relay for wiper with another same relay from fuse block from another working accessory.Had same issue on friends Ford Ranger. Moved relays and cleaned harness connection at fuse block. Works fine.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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