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1996 S-10 Windshield Wiper Issue

My S-10 had this problem when i got it. I bought it about 3 months ago. Anyway, I know the motor is fine, at least i believe so. I think it is more of the control module but i'm not sure. When i turn the wipers on (lowest setting) most of the time it will work for about 1 to 2 minutes. After that they will go haywire and just go lightning speed. Even when i change it to the higher setting it will go fast. I drive around turning them on and off most of the time. But i have to continuously turn them on and off until the wipers return to they're original position. They some times just stop straight up and every other angle.

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I had this problem too. It is caused by a bad curcuit board solder joint. I replaced the board for about $25. It was not too difficult to do. The board is located on the wiper motor which is on the firewall. It is under a plastic cover plate. The board comes with a new cover so you can see what you are looking for by unpacking the new part.

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Did you review the Wiper/Washer System description and operation and perform the necessary inspections?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Symptoms - Wiper/Washer Systems
2
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Operate the windshield wiper/washer switch through all the switch positions.
Does the windshield wiper/washer system operate normally?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO - Go to Step 3
3
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Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 13
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Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 14
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