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I replaced the wiper motor on my 1997 dodge caravan and cant get the timing of the wiper arms right..... info on how to do this??

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    Minnie Winnie Fixes Jan 28, 2014

    It is USUALLY the arm attached to the wiper motor shaft. They make 2! 180 Degrees different.



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Pull the wiper arms off. turn the wipers on intermittent so they work once. then put the wiper arms back on in the down position and tighten bolts on wiper arm. They should then be timed correctly. Please rate my post.

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