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1989 F150 wiper motor growls and the wipers are slower than normal plus they stop & start randomly

My F150 wipers start and stop at random, they do it both on low, high, and delay. The motor growls when turned on. I pulled the cowl vent and the linkage looked fine. The motor appears to be weak. Will replacing the motor solve the problem?

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Check grounds first.

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SOURCE: 1998 f150 ford wipe linkage

I had a similar problem the plastic in front of the windshield is the cowl. to remove it I had to pop plastic cover over nuts holding wiper arms. remove them then remove all the screws and two plastic pop retainers and a rubber strip and a number of slide on clips to remove the two piece cowl then remove the electrical plug on the motor and three hex head screws holding the assembly in place (if you extend the linkage toward passenger side it will be easier to remove the assembly) you can get
replacement bushings on line at I couldn't find them locally here but did find them
on line . the ones I got are wiper linkage bushings help part no 49451 they are difficult to remove so I cut the worn ones off then used a proper sized socket and c clamp to install the new ones

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SOURCE: Delay wipers don't work.

Try making sure the connection is good.
If it is then you should try replacing the wiper switch.

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SOURCE: Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement

Nope, but you have to position the linkage in just the right position so that it will clear the windshield glass and the brackets that are located below the windshield.

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SOURCE: ever since i replaced the wiper motor on 2003

try this fix
remove wiper arms from where they connect on car
turn wiper moter on then off. turn ignition off
if wiper motor is good it should put spline in off position and now all you need to do is replace wiper arms in the correct position they would be in when wipers are turned off

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