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98 chev astro van wipers work once in a while. What to do .

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    garrisonlama Nov 09, 2012

    I have been fighting this same problem on my 98 awd for a few years. I have only had short term success. One day I removed the cover plate and circuit board looking for a bad connection. This was easy to do on my lunch break with a multi bit screwdriver. I noticed a large amount of greese on the contacts and copper disk. After wipping off the area with a paper towel the wipers worked great for about a month. This has become an on going bandaid fix for two years. My thoughts are that a seal is missing and I was just looking for an image when I came accross your post. I also noticed that with the wipers on, tapping the housing would get me one good wipe. So my thoughts are also on poor ground connection. Please post any progress and I will do the same.


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With wiper switch on check voltage at wiper harness, if you have voltage then reverse test light at battery and probe wiper housing if test light light up with screw driver ground wiper housing to mounting bolt, if wiper work bad ground, of test light did not light up when testing wiper motor housing for ground and you did have voltage at wiper motor replace motor, it's not going to be a fuse, if fuse was bad wiper would not come on once in a while, now if no voltage any where replace wiper switch.Good luck and hope this was very helpful, thank you for using FixYa.

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