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I can turn on the wipers but they do not move and the motor has a grinding sound to it.

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Well of course you could have stripped the worm grear in the wiper motor. In which case you would need a salvage yard replacement for the whole motor and gear assembly.

But are you sure the wiper arm did not must come loose on its shaft?
That usually goes first, and can easily just be retightened.
This is supposed to sort of act like a shear pin or clutch when the wipers get iced up or something.

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