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Wiper arm behind wiper motor disconnected from motor

I have a 1994 Dodge Caravan SE (3.3L V6). The arm that connects the wiper blades to the wiper motor (it sits behind the wiper motor) has disconnected from the wiper motor. (So I can still hear the motor runs, but the wipers are just hanging.) I’m told I need a “bushing” – some kind of bolt or rubber piece – to reconnect the arm to the motor. Please tell me what the name of that part is and where I could find it? Thank you.

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Its a wiper control arm nylon bush

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • SuperKillifish Mar 04, 2014

    I can seem to find this part which is $6 for other cars. Got any idea where I can get the nylon bush?

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Windshield Wiper Blade & Arm Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Mark the location of the wiper on the windshield.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Nut cover
    • Nut from the wiper arm
    • Wiper arm
Wiper arm mounting nut gm_truck_s10_w-wpr-arm_ret-nt.gif
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Secure the wiper arm with the nut.
      1. Tighten to: 17 ft-lb (23 Nm)
    • Nut cover
Rear To Remove:
  1. Put the wiper arm in the park position.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • The cap from the wiper arm
    • The nut from the wiper arm
    • The wiper arm from the wiper motor shaft
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To Install:
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    • The nut on the wiper arm
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    • The cap on the wiper arm
    • The washer hose on the connector

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The wiper motor hopefully is ok, but if the wiper arms were not mounted at the right spot, it could have damaged the motor as it returned to the rest position, unfortunately.

If there is noise, the noise could be coming from the wiper arm joint being stripped out or the motor itself assuming that the ball joints under the hood and behind the firewall are still connected.

Check these items, and I'm sure you will get to the bottom of this.

Good luck on this repair.

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What happens when you activate the washers?

go to a salvage yard that allows you to remove the parts yourself. Then you can see how the motor and linkage assembly comes out.


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Section 01-16A: Wiper and Washer System, Ranger/Explorer 1994 Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Windshield Wiper System, Ranger/Explorer The windshield wipers are actuated by a permanent magnet, rotary-type electric windshield wiper motor (17504) . The two windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) and windshield wiper blades (17528) are mounted on a pivot shaft, one at each side of the windshield. The windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) are connected to the motor by windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip (17531) . Ranger and Explorer vehicles are equipped with an interval wiper and washer (IWW) system featuring a lever-type turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359) mounted on the steering column. The IWW windshield wiper governor (17C476) uses a relay contact to control current to the windshield wiper motor . The governor electronic circuitry controls the contact to supply current to windshield wiper motor . A rear wiper/washer system is available on Explorer vehicles. The rear window wiper system consists of a windshield wiper motor mounted inside the liftgate (40010) , an articulating windshield wiper pivot arm and windshield wiper blade , a windshield wiper/washer switch (17A553) and an inline circuit breaker. The front electric windshield washer system consists of a control switch, integral with the turn signal, a windshield washer reservoir (17618) and windshield wiper motor and the necessary windshield washer hoses (17A605) , windshield washer nozzle jet and brackets (17603) and attaching parts.
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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(I made images larger at the end of instructions)

See Figures 1, 2 and 3
0900c1528006ad4a.jpgFig. 1: Unbolt the wiper motor from the housing 0900c1528006ad4b.jpgFig. 2: A little maneuvering may be required to pull the motor out 0900c1528006ad4c.jpgFig. 3: Exploded view of the wiper motor and associated components that make up the wiper system
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the wiper arm and blade assemblies, then disconnect the in-line hose connections. Do not discard the in-line connectors.
  3. Remove the rear hood seal with the cowl top plastic screen. Disconnect the washer hose in-line connectors.
  4. Disconnect the motor wiring harness at the back side of the housing.
  5. Remove the four wiper housing module mounting screws, then remove the housing.
  6. Remove the nut and disconnect the wiper drive linkage from the motor crank.
  7. Remove the three motor mounting screws. Lift the motor and mounting plate out of the housing.
  8. Disconnect the motor harness grommet from the housing.
To install:
  1. Assemblethe linkage to the motor. Make sure that the crank fits over the D sloton the motor shaft. Tighten the mounting nut to 90-106 inch lbs. (11-14Nm). Be sure the motor is still in the park position before assemblingto the linkage; if it is not, temporarily connect the motor to thewiring and operate the switch to park the motor before assembling thelinkage.
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  6. Install the wiper arms and plastic cowl removed previously.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper motor for proper operation.

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I have a 1990 Dodge Caravan, and I replaced the windsheild wiper motor and can hear it running, but the wiper blades are still not working; is there anything else that I'm not checking?.....Thanks!


the wiper arms are not connected to motor somehow.I am not sure on your vehicle but some gm cars are a press fit so check and be sure the wipers are tight on shaft

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