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I installed a new wiper motor. I ran it before installing the wiper arms. it will not stop at zero. it over travels down into the cowling. I try to rest them higher then they stop some where in the middle of the windshield

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Try to run the motor without the wiper arms tightened down and turn it off so it can cycle down to its rest state. Then install the wiper arms.

Make sure, that the car's windshield wiper wiring is correct for this motor.
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Wiper Arm & Blade Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
CAUTION
When the wipers are parked (off), the driver’s wiper arm must be above the passenger’s wiper arm.

  1. Remove the clip holding the outside end of the wiper arm cover to the arm.
  2. Lift the arm cap up to expose the nut.
  3. Remove the wiper arm mounting nut.
  4. Using a suitable two jaw puller, remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot.
To Install:
  1. Verify that the wiper motor and linkage are in the parked position.
  2. Place the wiper arm in position over the wiper pivot.
  3. Install the nut to hold the wiper arm to the wiper pivot. Torque nut to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). CAUTION
    Make sure to tighten the wiper arm nut properly.
  4. Push the arm cap cover down.
  5. Secure the clip holding the cover to the wiper arm.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Lift and hold the wiper arm away from the rear window.
  2. Lift the lock securing the wiper arm to the pivot.
  3. Slowly release the wiper arm so it rests against the lock.
  4. Remove the wiper arm from the pivot.
To Install:
  1. Install the wiper arm on the pivot.
  2. Pull the arm outward and release the lock.
  3. Gently release the wiper arm until it rests on the rear window.
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Posted on Aug 22, 2010

  • sgruber239 Aug 22, 2010

    Tried this still does not work. When I adjust them all the way down (Parallel) they go below the cowling before they turn off. When I move them up to the middle of the windshield they cycle back to the middle and go off.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Aug 23, 2010

    Do you think the motor is bad?

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REMOVAL
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The wiper motor on a Volkswagen is an electric motor connected through a drive linkage to the wiper arms. Windshield wipers are an integral feature for operating a motor vehicle safely. If your wipers are not functioning, or seem to lack the speed or power they used to have, the wiper motor should be removed and replaced immediately
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Location
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Removal
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Installation
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To Remove:


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Removal
REMOVAL
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1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the wiper arms.
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4. Lift the cowl grille and disconnect the washer hose grommet from the hole in the wiper module. Pull the washer hose and the grommet
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I have 2007 only. please rate as solved if this is what you needed. good luck.

SECTION 501-16: Wipers and Washers 2007 Freestar/Monterey Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 04/27/2006
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  1. Remove the windshield wiper arms.
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  1. Disconnect the windshield wiper motor electrical connector.
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  1. Install the washer hose and grommet in the cowl panel.
  1. Install the 9 cowl panel bolts.
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  1. Cycle and park the windshield wipers to check for correct alignment.
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My driver side windshield wiper was frozen to the windshield. I forgot to shut them off when I went to work. When I came out and was brushing off the snow I realized that they were not off. Then the driver...


I just solved this problem last night with my '05 Impala, and ultimately the solution was what newton5083 stated above.  Yet, it may also be this (I found it online somewhere):
You have bent or broken the "park tab" on the windshield wiper motor bracket. The correct way to fix this is to remove the wiper arms, wiper linkage and wiper motor from the wiper motor bracket, and install a new bracket.
I just bent the tab back into place a couple times for our daughters 2005 Impala but it kept getting bent down again when they didn't take the time to make sure the wipers were not frozen to the windshield, or tried running the wipers to remove heavy snow on the windshield. So yesterday I fabricated a small piece of metal and bolted that to the bracket in the same place the tab stop was.
If someone wants to access this bracket and tab-
1. Use a ½ inch or 13mm socket & ratchet or wrench to remove nuts on wiper arms.
2. They may make a special tool to remove the arms, I used a screwdriver and hammer to tap bottom of the arm to wedge them apart from the spindle.
3. Two small button-looking clips hold the drivers side cowl cover in place under the windshield. These are two-piece clips, pry up the center, than the outer piece.
4. Unclip the washer hose from cowl cover, than pull out plastic cover.
5. There is a smaller plastic cover with on plastic button head holding that cover in place. Gently pry under that clip to remove that cover.
6. Now you can see the wiper trans and bracket. You should see a small tab on that bracket that looks pushed down and bent or possible a square small hole with some torn off metal where the tab broke off.
7. Remove small plastic cover over the wiper transmission and you can see a small spring-loaded arm underneath the wiper transmission assembly.
8. You need to find something to pry that tab back up so when the wipers are running that spring loaded little arm just snaps past the tab running clockwise. It's when you shut off the wipers that the wiper transmission assembly reverses rotation counter clockwise and the small spring loaded arm underneath hits that tab stop, than the wipers will go all the way down and shut off as they should.
Once that tab stop gets bent out of the way the little spring loaded arm has nothing to stop the wiper transmission assembly so it keeps traveling counter clockwise until some other stop shuts the wipers off straight up on the windshield.

There is a revised bracket part # which is supposed to be more durable, GM part #12368639. Here is a copy of the TSB which points out this problem:
Bulletin No.: 05-08-43-003A
Date: March 10, 2005
TECHNICAL
Subject:
Windshield Wipers Park in Up Position (Replace Windshield Wiper Motor Bracket)
Models:
2005 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
Supercede:
This bulletin is being revised to make a correction to the Parts Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-08-43-003 (Section 08-Body and Accessories).

Condition
Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers park in the out wipe (vertical) position.
Cause
This condition may be caused by a bent park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.

Correction
To correct this condition, replace the wiper motor bracket. It will be necessary to transfer the following parts listed below to the new bracket.
^ Wiper transmission
^ Wiper motor crank arm
^ Wiper motor
1. Remove the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
2. Remove the windshield wiper transmission from the windshield wiper motor bracket.
3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the windshield wiper motor.
4. Remove the windshield wiper motor from the bracket.
5. Install the windshield wiper motor to the new bracket.
6. Install the wiper motor crank arm to the windshield wiper motor.
7. Install the windshield wiper transmission to the windshield wiper motor bracket.
8. Install the windshield wiper motor drive system module.

A TSB is not a recall, if vehicle is still under warranty the dealer should be repaired for free. If not, you'll have to pay for the repairs. 

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