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Only the hi speed works all the time on my front wipers. sometimes the lo/intermittent works but usually stops at some point and the wipers get stuck when that happens. 2003 explorer sport xlt

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Does the same thing in my 01 expedition, they are famous for it. you (we) will eventually have to replace the switch in it, sounds like urs might be on its last leg!

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