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First check if you can move the wiper with your hands. If you can, check the screw (13mm screw) that connects the wiper with the internal motor to see if it's not loose. If it isn't, check the fuses.
If the fuses are good, using a VOM (multimeter) on the continuity setting, check to see if the wiper switch is the problem: do this by placing one probe on the fuse (which you just checked) and the other probe on any metal part of the car. When you turn the wiper on, the VOM will indicate continuity. If it doesn't, the problem can be either on the switch or the motor. Now check the motor by unplugging it and checking the continuity. If there is continuity on the motor, the problem is on the switch.

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SOURCE: My wipers are working only some of the time, motor

ok here ya go...open hood along the back cowl locate the wiper motor,there is a bolt that holds the square plastic piece called the wiper pulse module its a easy fix and you almost...cant mess it up. you can also turn the wipers on and when they arent working smack the pulse module with your hand.they will propably come on and thus confirming it is worn and bad.tahe it off you will see how it works.hope this helped let me know have a good day Darrell

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SOURCE: Wiper don.t work

Remove the wiper arms amd the panel between the hood and the windshield. There are teflon bushings on the actuater arms that wear out, they are cheap and available from the dealer but can be tricky to install because of the limited access.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My wipers don`t work right. Snow slid down the

a screw is missing from the part u attatch the whper to

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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SOURCE: windshield wipers don't move, but hear motor running

check the nuts on the wiper arms and make sure they are tight. If the nuts are tight then a linkage on the wiper transmission probably came loose or broke. You'll have to pull some cowling off to access it.

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SOURCE: WIPER MOTOR RUNS BUT WIPERS WONT MOVE

everyone will tell you that the linkage/transmission will need to be replaced but it doesn't,,most of the time its a bushing and O'Rielly's auto parts sells a "WIPER LINKAGE BUSHING ASSORTMENT" part# 49447 and it sells for about $5 bucks. Its fits tight and took a few minutes to install but its worth the trouble to save about $100

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Fuse number for winderwiper


Hi Maddie, I'm glad to help! Below, I have posted a diagnostic procedure to see why the wipers are not working on your Dakota. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Maddie!



DIAGNOSIS
WIPER MOTOR

The following are wiper motor system problems,
tests to be performed to locate the faulty part, and
the proper action to be taken. If the malfunction involves
only the delay mode, switch, or wiring, see the
diagnosis for Intermittent Wipe Module and Wiper/
Washer Switch.
CONDITION
Motor will not run in any wiper/washer
switch position.
PROCEDURE

(1) Check fuse 10 in the fuseblock module. If OK,
go to step 3. If not OK, replace fuse and go to next
step.
(2) Check motor operation in all wiper/washer
switch positions. If not OK and fuse blows, go to step
5. If not OK and fuse is OK, go to next step.
(3) Place wiper/washer switch in LOW position and
listen to motor. If you cannot hear it running, go to
next step. If motor is running, check motor output
shaft. If output shaft is not turning, replace motor
assembly. If it is turning, drive link to output shaft
or linkage is not properly connected. Replace worn
parts and/or properly connect drive link to the motor
output shaft.
(4) Connect a voltmeter between motor terminal L
and ground strap (Fig. 1). If there is little or no voltage
(less than 1 volt), move negative test lead from
the ground strap to battery negative terminal. If an
increase in voltage is noticed, the problem is a bad
ground circuit. Make sure the motor mounting is free
of paint and that mounting fasteners are tight. If
there is still no indication of voltage, the problem is
an open in wiring or faulty wiper/washer switch. If a
small increase (greater than 3 volts) in voltage is observed,
the problem is a faulty motor assembly.
(5) Disconnect motor wiring connector and replace
fuse. If fuse does not blow, motor is defective. If fuse
blows, wiper/washer switch or wiring is at fault.
CONDITION
Motor runs slowly at all speeds.
PROCEDURE

(1) Disconnect wiring harness connector at motor.
Remove wiper arms and blades. Connect an ammeter
between battery and terminal L on motor (Fig. 2). If
motor runs and average ammeter reading is more
than 6 amps, continue to next step. If motor runs
and average ammeter reading is less than 6 amps, go
to step 3.
(2) Check wiper linkage or pivots for binding or obstruction.
Disconnect drive link from motor. If motor
now runs and draws less than 3 amps, repair linkage
system. If motor continues to draw more than 3
amps, replace motor assembly.
(3) Check motor wiring harness for short between
high and low speed circuits. Connect a voltmeter or
test lamp to motor ground strap. Set wiper/washer
switch to LOW position. Connect other lead of voltmeter
(test lamp) to terminal H of the wiring harness.
If voltage is present, there is a short in the
wiring or wiper/washer switch. If no voltage is
present, go to next step.
(4) Set wiper/washer switch to HIGH position.
Move voltmeter (test lamp) lead from terminal H to
terminal L of the wiring harness. If voltage is
present, there is a short in the wiring or wiper/
washer switch.
CONDITION
Motor will run at high speed, but not at low
speed.
Fig. 1 Voltmeter Between Terminal L and Ground

Motor will run at low speed, but not at high speed.
Fig. 2 Ammeter Between Terminal L and Battery
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1997 Cadillac Deville wipers stopped working


Just by your discription of the way it acted up i would think it's the pulse board . This pulse board screws on the wiper motor .

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I just bought a 1997 Chrysler Town & Country (had a 95 years ago and miss it) My dilemma, the wipers don't work. When I push the washer in they will come on for one swipe and that is it. ...


if you are getting the one swipe then the switch is getting power to the motor. also the body control module is turning the wiper relay on to get the one swipe. there is a wiper module made onto the motor that keeps the motor on as is sees the request from the switch. the module has a circuit board in it that can get bad contacts and not allow power to motor to move the wiper arms. i suggest installing the wiper motor.

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First and for most, check the fuse, that has probably burnt out. I am pretty sure that is the issue. Next if after finding fuse in panel , and replacing it, still don,t work, then next step would be checking washer/wiper motor. Thanks, please let me know, mike from fixya

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My wipers run slow from time to time. Other times


try to find the wiper motor when it is running.i am not sure where it is. some wiper motors are inside the cowling under the wiper arms making it hard to get to. if you see it try connecting a seperate wire,positively to the metal of the motor and a good engine ground or back to the battery.if it works fine now try to locate the original ground wire connection,it may be right next to the motor screwed into the body or the wipermotor mounting itself.

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My front wipers do not work, the washer on the front and the rear wiper works fine, they are all on the same thing


HI. This is a possible motor issue. To confirm, use this procedure. it will help isolate the actual issue at hand.

1.Make sure the battery has a strong charge and is in good condition. Use a voltmeter to get a reading if necessary.

2.Connect a jumper wire between ground and the wiper motor. Turn the key on but don’t start the engine. Turn the wiper switch on. If the motor works, check for a corroded or loose ground connection.

3.Turn on the car key but don’t start the engine. Turn on the wipers. Check for voltage at the wiper motor with your voltmeter. If you get a good voltage reading, turn the key off and disconnect the motor from the wiper linkage.

4.Move the wiper arms by hand. If they are stuck, you have found the problem. If the wiper arms move freely by hand, go to step 5. If voltage is not reaching the motor go to step 6.

5.Remove the wiper motor by disconnecting the plug and removing the bolts using a wrench or ratchet. Use a pair of jumper wires to connect the wiper motor directly to the battery. If the motor does not work, replace it.

6.Turn on the key but don’t start the engine. Get a voltage reading across the wiper switch. If there is voltage, use a jumper wire to bypass the switch, if the motor works now, replace the switch, otherwise go to step 7. If there is no voltage at the switch, go to step 8.

7.Check for continuity at the wire between the switch and the motor. The wire could be loose or disconnected.


8.Check the wire coming from the fuse panel to the wiper switch. It could be disconnected or loose.

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I have the same problem with my 1989 Dakota. I found a part: A-1 CARDONE Part # 40387 which is listed as a Wiper Motor. Is that the same thing?

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1. check the fuse to the rear wiper motor
2. check for power to rear wiper motor at the motor (power wire going in to the wiper motor with rear wiper switch on)
If you have good fuses & have power going in to the rear wiper motor...
3. Pull old rear wiper motor and install a new rear wiper motor.
Thank you please drive thru......

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