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Hi I've got a problem with my rover 45 1.6 ixs when I turn on the rear window wiper I can hear a like a motor moving but the wiper doesn't move what can it be

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Stripped gears sad to say

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  • darren Mar 29, 2015

    So got to replace the whole thing then



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SOURCE: Volvo V70 (53 reg) rear

no you would have to pull the motor to make sure its working but it sounds like what you may be hearing is like a humming sound where its trying to work but not.

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SOURCE: rear window wiper wiring diagram

this website is great for retrieving wiring diagrams.

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SOURCE: Wipers wont move on 2001 caravan

There's a few things that could be wrong. The wiper motor may be turning but the gears inside of the wiper arms may be stripped. This will require replacing the wiper module with the motor and gears together (mechanic would be the best option).

Another possibility is that a nut came loose that holds the wiper motor output to the wiper arms, causing the wipers to not move.

If you'd like to try to do the work yourself, check out a Chilton or Haynes manual for your specific vehicle (make, model, and year) at the library or you can buy one at a local auto parts store (Autozone, Pepboys, Advance Auto, etc.) or online from or

Good luck and I hope I could help you get started. Don't forget to rate! Thank you!

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remove the arm to see if the motor turns. Look inside where the arm mounts, is the inside worn out?

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Expedition: Rear Wiper won't work.

Don't make this more difficult than it is. One of the gears inside the wiper motor is made out of bad quality plastic, and wont last very long. Replace it with a used one is just a wast of money, get a brand new one.

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