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How do I test a rear windshield wiper motor ? Generally it doesn't work at all. Sometimes the blade will move half way and then stop. With a helping hand it can be returned to the static position. All plugs and contacts are clean and firm.

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  • cawebco Nov 14, 2009

    As mentioned, when power is applied it sometimes runs, so dynamic testing doesn't answer whether the motoor is any good. What should the resistance be and across which terminals, please ?

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There two ways. One is dynamic testing, and the other is static testing. Dynamic testing simply means you put power to it to see if it runs. Static testing means measuring the resistance at the terminal, which you will need a multimeter. Dynamic testing just requires 12 volts source.

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    Ronado Panaligan Nov 14, 2009

    Yeah but before the power goes to the motor it goes through switches, and relay. Dynamic testing is applying power directly to it, eliminating other causes. If runs all the time when power is applied to it directly, then it is good so you look somewhere else.

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