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My wipers won't work in my 98 altima. the washer fuild will come out but arms don;t move

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Check for power at the wiper motor, if power to motor check wiper motor it may be bad. when checking power to motor, you have to turn on switch to check for power. if no power to motor, then it is either a fuse, bad wiring, or a bad switch for wipers.

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