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Windsheild wipers won't work, is it the switch?

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This may be the switch. You can check this with use of a multi-meter. Unplug the wipers drive unit and with the key in the run position look for a hot wire (or power) to the unit. If you find one (try the switch in all speeds) then it would look as if your switch is good. If this is the case I'd remove the wiper motor (should be 3 or 4 No. 10 or 12 bolts) and then remove the motor from the wiper transmission arm (this is the arm hooked to the motor that makes it go back and forth) once this is done plug the motor back in to it connection put a ground to the motor and see if it works. Also while the motor is out see if you can manually move the wiper blades by means of where it hooked to the motor, if not this has seized up. I had this happen to my 1990 Montero I replaced it with a used unit for @ $85.00 Just take it as a process of elimination and of course before you do any of this be certain your fuse is good.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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The easiest way to determine if is the switch is to take a test light turn the truck on and turn the wipers on at the switch unplug the motor and see if you are getting power at the plug for the motor. If not getting power check and make sure the fuse is not blown first if the fuse is not blown remove the cover around the column where the switch is mounted and find the wires for the switch and see if there is power to the switch and coming out of the switch if no power out of the switch change the switch. If you are getting power to the plug at the motor replace motor.

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Possible stripped gears or the gears are not making contact.  I would replace the wiper motor.  If you can, and I am not sure, you might be able to replace just the gears.  But given how new the car is, I am sure it comes as an "all in one" unit.  It is possible to seatch www.car-part.com and see if there is a salvage yard around your area that has one cheap.

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could be the switch.but if it has intermittent wipers i think,not sure though, that that year has an intermittent wiper modul at base of steering column or near there. if it does unplug the two connectors to it and plug them into each other.if they now work then a new module is needed. but you dont need to replace it, you just wont have intermittent

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