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Windshield wipers just stop working but I hear motor running.

When you try and start wipers they are trying to lift up the window but will osolate back a forth only about an inch or so. This is for a 1998 Lincoln mark VIII LCS.

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  • paul_galante May 26, 2009

    How do you get to the wiper motor to check the mechnical arms. Is it under the plastic cowl at the base of the windshield?

    Makes sense for sure.



  • paul_galante May 26, 2009

    Thanks guy for the help. I'll be sure to look into it just as soon as i get home today. Hope it stops raining here......lol



    P.Galante

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Must be a loose nut on the wipers, or the arm on the wiper motor.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • Dar
    Dar May 26, 2009

    Yep, that's where you have to go. It'll be pretty obvious as soon as you get in there and turn on the wipers.

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