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I think i need a windshield wiper motor the wipers only work if i manually pull them and sometimes smoke comes from under the hood if i turn on

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It could be the gear is binding up and overheating the motor. The cheapest thing to do is replace the entire wiper assembly from a junk yard. You can order this on line and have it shipped. My car did the same thing and I replaced the whole unit (motor, control, gear). You have to pull the arm that drives the individual wipers and the unit bolts to the firewall. It will have a connector for power on it also.

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