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One windshield wiper not working

The driver side windshield wiper is not working, but the passenger side wiper is working just fine. Any ideas?

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Maybe the nut that hold the wiper to the linkage is either loose or stripped? The linkage itself is bad?

I think your wiper motor is fine because the passenger side works and uses the same motor to move the wipers.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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    Amber W Mar 26, 2014

    It was a loose nut and once I figured out how to tighten it, it was a simple fix. If it goes out again, I'll definitely check what you suggest. Thank you!!!

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    William Runge Jun 05, 2015

    Right on, brother!!

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Make sure the nut holding the wiper arm to the pivot is tight. If not, check the grommet(s) and replace the ruptured one(s).

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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    Amber W Mar 26, 2014

    The nut holding the arm was loose. Once I figured out how to get my wrench thing to it, it was a simple fix. Thank you for your help!!

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SOURCE: 2002 ford crown vic. driver side wiper not

the linkage between the wiper motor and the wiper arms needs to be replaced. the stud on the one side is stripped and that is why it doesn't work as it should. this happens usually when the wipers are left on in the winter with the blades freezing to the windsheild. turn on the car with frozen blades tends to strip out the teeth holding the wiper arms onto the linkage

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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SOURCE: Windshield wiper arm on passenger side won't move.

It will not be the motor, it will be the linkage or the wiper is slipping on the shaft, the lingkage is accsessible under the cowl, Hope this solves your problem and Merry Christmas

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Windshield wiper arm on passenger side won't move.

tighten the nut under the cap, of the wiper

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 F150 WIndshield wipers, dome light and side window controls not working

i just had the same problem with my f 150 ( 1999), my wipers, washer fluid pump, dome light, door chime stopped, I went thur the manuals, Checked appropated fuses, even changed wiper motor, (nothing worked) out of much internet checking, talking to mechanics, I got frustrated, I started pulling all the fuses under the dash,, I pulled # 15 ,a 5 amp fuse, which has nothing to do with the wipers eletronics, it was a good fuse, when i put it back in, everything came back and working fine. nearest i can figure it was either loose or a dirty contact.

#15 fuse (5 amps) on my box is for : stop lamp switch,( speed control,brake shift interlock,ABS, pcm module inputs.gem module,RABS test connector)
this was just blind luck, maybe it will help you.

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SOURCE: my driver side windshield wiper stopped working.

The bar that connects to the arm that connects to the motor came off. Remove wiper motor to get to that connection, Autozone will have that part in there (help) line.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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