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When you shut the wipers off the are straight up and down instead of at the bottom of windshield. How do i fix this.

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I will give you more info on this situation:
http://cardone.com/english/club/Products/MOTORS/Protech/Tech_Bulletins/PT%2040-0001.pdf
See if this helps, if not a motor assembly is about $ 125.00 new.
Please let me know hat you find.

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Wipers dont work


If you are positive that your problem is ONLY the motor, these directions won't help.

However, if your windshield wipers do work, but when you turn them "off" they won't return to their resting place (which is at the bottom of your windshield, next to the hood) - instead they just stop straight up on your windshield, here's how to fix that using only a couple of screwdrivers.

What has caused that? You were probably your using the wipers to remove snow or snow and ice from your windshield instead of using your window scraper! Unfortunately the wiper bracket (it's the piece having a tab that has been bent) on many Oldsmobiles isn't strong enough to remove even light snow and/or ice.

Your windshield wiper motor has a mounted bracket over it that has a little metal tab (a "Park Tab") on it that the crank arm assembly has to "hit" in order to "park" the wipers in the correct position. The Park Tab is not covered up - it's part of the mounted bracket - out in the open, and you can see it.

In a many cases this "park tab" is either bent or broken, and if it's bent can be adjusted using a screwdriver back to its original position. It it has broken off, the part that holds that tab will need to be replaced. (I had a bent tab twice and two repair shops said I needed an entirely new motor, when I didn't.)

Go to this link: http://redhouseon7th.com/redhouse/howto/2009OldsmobileWiperRepair/index.html then follow its directions - they are excellent and simple. The link has pictures to show you exactly what to do, step-by-step showing pictures of what it looks like at each step. The only tools you will need are a couple of screwdrivers, and you don't need to replace the motor IF your windshield wipers are "stopping" in or near the "12 o'clock" position. And the "fix" costs are zero. (The repair shop charged me $850.00 the first time I had the problem.)

It's a problem with many Oldsmobiles - the bracket with the "park tab" should have been made stronger in the first place. After my first repair cost, I looked up directions and fixed it the next time. I live in Iowa, and I now always use my snow/ice scraper every time instead of my windshield wipers, and have had no more problems. I love my Intrigue!

Hope your problem is solved! Best wishes!

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tRY REMOVING THE WIPERS WHEN IN UP POSTION AND REINSTALLIMG THEM IN THE DOWN POSTION THEN TURN THE WIPERS ON AND SAEE WHAT HAPPENS THEN . ALSO CHECK ALL MOUNTS ON THE WIPER MOTOR AND ANY ADJUSTMENT LINKAGE TO SEE IF THEY ARE LOOSE AND MOVED IN ANY WAY

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My windshield wipers will not shut off. was useing delay when i tryed to turn them off they would not.i shut off the engine several times to get them to be at the bottom of the windshield now they will not...


a known problem with GM wiper motors were the circuit boards which may be replaced seperate on some models. also would cause what we call a park issue meaning not stopping at bottom of the windshield. hope this helps.

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Windshield wipers stay up on the windshield, wont go back down when i shut them off


There is a wiper pulse board on the wiper motor itself that is failing, this can be replaced without replacing the entire unit.

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You will need to replace the wiper transmission.This is a common problem.

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Windshield wipers not parking


The problem could be a bent parking pall bracket. This is usually caused when you wipe snow from windshield using the wipers instead of brushing off. You need to remove both wipers and the cover from the drivers side. Remove the cover over the wiper motor assembly (held by a plastic button). On the right side of the wiper mechanism is a small tab (part of the wiper bracket). This tab needs to be straight for the wiper park pall to rest against.Carefully hammer this tab straight (or you may have to replace bracket, big job) Then cycle the wiper and you will see the assembly return to park position. Re-install all parts in reverse order.
Hope this works for you.

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My driver side windshield wiper was frozen to the windshield. I forgot to shut them off when I went to work. When I came out and was brushing off the snow I realized that they were not off. Then the driver...


I just solved this problem last night with my '05 Impala, and ultimately the solution was what newton5083 stated above.  Yet, it may also be this (I found it online somewhere):
You have bent or broken the "park tab" on the windshield wiper motor bracket. The correct way to fix this is to remove the wiper arms, wiper linkage and wiper motor from the wiper motor bracket, and install a new bracket.
I just bent the tab back into place a couple times for our daughters 2005 Impala but it kept getting bent down again when they didn't take the time to make sure the wipers were not frozen to the windshield, or tried running the wipers to remove heavy snow on the windshield. So yesterday I fabricated a small piece of metal and bolted that to the bracket in the same place the tab stop was.
If someone wants to access this bracket and tab-
1. Use a ½ inch or 13mm socket & ratchet or wrench to remove nuts on wiper arms.
2. They may make a special tool to remove the arms, I used a screwdriver and hammer to tap bottom of the arm to wedge them apart from the spindle.
3. Two small button-looking clips hold the drivers side cowl cover in place under the windshield. These are two-piece clips, pry up the center, than the outer piece.
4. Unclip the washer hose from cowl cover, than pull out plastic cover.
5. There is a smaller plastic cover with on plastic button head holding that cover in place. Gently pry under that clip to remove that cover.
6. Now you can see the wiper trans and bracket. You should see a small tab on that bracket that looks pushed down and bent or possible a square small hole with some torn off metal where the tab broke off.
7. Remove small plastic cover over the wiper transmission and you can see a small spring-loaded arm underneath the wiper transmission assembly.
8. You need to find something to pry that tab back up so when the wipers are running that spring loaded little arm just snaps past the tab running clockwise. It's when you shut off the wipers that the wiper transmission assembly reverses rotation counter clockwise and the small spring loaded arm underneath hits that tab stop, than the wipers will go all the way down and shut off as they should.
Once that tab stop gets bent out of the way the little spring loaded arm has nothing to stop the wiper transmission assembly so it keeps traveling counter clockwise until some other stop shuts the wipers off straight up on the windshield.

There is a revised bracket part # which is supposed to be more durable, GM part #12368639. Here is a copy of the TSB which points out this problem:
Bulletin No.: 05-08-43-003A
Date: March 10, 2005
TECHNICAL
Subject:
Windshield Wipers Park in Up Position (Replace Windshield Wiper Motor Bracket)
Models:
2005 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
Supercede:
This bulletin is being revised to make a correction to the Parts Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-08-43-003 (Section 08-Body and Accessories).

Condition
Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers park in the out wipe (vertical) position.
Cause
This condition may be caused by a bent park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.

Correction
To correct this condition, replace the wiper motor bracket. It will be necessary to transfer the following parts listed below to the new bracket.
^ Wiper transmission
^ Wiper motor crank arm
^ Wiper motor
1. Remove the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
2. Remove the windshield wiper transmission from the windshield wiper motor bracket.
3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the windshield wiper motor.
4. Remove the windshield wiper motor from the bracket.
5. Install the windshield wiper motor to the new bracket.
6. Install the wiper motor crank arm to the windshield wiper motor.
7. Install the windshield wiper transmission to the windshield wiper motor bracket.
8. Install the windshield wiper motor drive system module.

A TSB is not a recall, if vehicle is still under warranty the dealer should be repaired for free. If not, you'll have to pay for the repairs. 

Dec 10, 2008 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

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Windshield wipers will not go back down after shut off.


THE PROBLEM HERE IS WHAT IS CALLED THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR PARK CIRCUIT, YOU MUST REPLACE THE WIPER MOTOR TO FIX IT. I DON'T KNOW WHY IT GOT BURNED OUT, WHERE THE WIPERS ON WHEN THE BATTERY WAS DRAINED?

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