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My wipers will stay on for a few wipes after shut down

The intermittent feature will not work properly and when I put it on regular it he states between wipes and then when I shut it off it keeps wiping for a time which is random. I changed the relays to no avail

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SOURCE: Wipers fail intermittently

I own the same year and model truck, but haven't noticed that issue. I did own an '88 k2500 and had that problem. I know from my job experience that those particular trucks had an issue with the wiper motor ground path being faulty. You could check to make sure that the ground wire in the plug is actually "grounding", or the quick fix at least used to be, run a separate ground wire from the motor assembly to the body. There was also an issue with the control board on the motor, which I gather you've replaced. As I've mentioned I haven't encountered that issue with the later model trucks yet. Aside from the ground issue, it may be a faulty multifunction switch (turn signal lever/ wiper switch/ hazard switch assembly) I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: front windshield wipers stall or work very intermittantly when on

It is likely that where the wiper arm is attached to the linkage  it is either loose or stripped.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 Saturn SL1 Intermittent Wipers stay on full

no this is not an expensive problem. you just need the wiper relay switch.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Wiper does not stop wiping until engine shut-off

you need to replace multi function switch

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Dakota: Windshield wipers start at random.

sounds like you have a faulty wiper control module go to your nearest auto parts store and buy and replace its just a couple of screws and like two wires i believe...god luck

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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