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I have one wiper that does not work the other stops in the middle of the windshield how can i fix them

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I have left two sets of instructions for replacing the wiper motor and/or transmission on here for Saturn L series. Search around, I am not going to repeat them again, it is not hard and they tend to go bad. Also it is such a common problem I would think someone would have left a video over on www.youtube.com

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The motor could be bad, but it's likely that the ball joint connections under the hood area under the cowl have become disconnected for the one windshield wiper arm.

The connection of the arm that moves should be checked for being at the correct angle for parking.
Removal & Installation 2000-03 Wiper Motor and Bushing Replacement L4-2.2L (Vin F) & V6-3.0L (Vin R) To Remove:
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section
  2. Remove the wiper arm finish caps
  3. Mark both wiper arm positions on the windshield by using a wax pencil or tape
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Wiper arm retaining nuts and washers
    • Wiper arms
    • Weather-strip at rear of hood sat_car_22_f_wshd_wthr-strp.gif



    • Grill nuts from base of wiper arm shaft
    • Grill
    • Electrical harness connector from the wiper motor
    • Wiper motor retaining bolts
    • Wiper motor assembly from plenum area
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  5. If replacing wiper module bushings remove the steel bushing first then the rubber grommet
  6. Remove the wiper motor from the transmission assembly
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Wiper motor to transmission assembly NOTE: If the wiper module bushings were replaced install the rubber grommet first then the steel bushing.
    • Wiper motor to plenum area
    • Wiper motor retaining bolts; torque to 44 lb-in. (5 Nm)
    • Electrical harness connector to the wiper motor
    • Weather-strip at the rear of hood
    • Grill
    • Grill nuts to the base of the wiper arm shaft
  2. Install the wiper arm assemblies at the marks made during removal or at the PARK position if a new wiper motor is installed
  3. Install the wiper arm retaining washers and nuts; torque to 9 lb-ft. (12 Nm)
  4. Install the wiper ari have one wiper that does not work the other - prev.gif caps
  5. Verify correct wiper system operation
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Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Windshield wipers will not turn off & the day lights not working

switch is bad change it. have a nice day

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SOURCE: Windsheild wiper park position in Saturn 2000 LS1

I had the same problem in my LW200. As the other poster indicated a new wiper motor will do the trick. This is an easy fix. Remove the wiper arms, pry up the plastic center cap and remove the nuts holding the arms down then pull them off. A soft prying nudge from underneath will help as they are splined shafts. Raise the hood, put a large deep well socket on over the splined shafts and remove the 2 large nuts holding the trim panel on. Pull up and off the long rubber which runs along the front of the trim panel, watch there is a sharp edge underneath. Now you can gently pull off the trim panel, remembering to lift it over the splined shafts. Mechanism is right there, remove 3 screws and unplug wiring. Take wiper motor off the linkage swap with a new one at advance auto, about 100 bucks, reinstall in reverse order. Note there is a stamping on the linkage telling you where the pivot arm should be for the rest or stopped position and if you ignore that your wipers will be out of whack. While you are in there you may want to change the cabin air filter as well.

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SOURCE: 2000 Saturn LS, windshield wipers park in the

The wipers are parking in the middle because the timing mechanism is off. Once they start doing this it seems to continue to happen so the 1st suggestion is to replace the wiper motor. If U don't want to spend the $ right now it's a pretty easy fix to reset the timing. Park the wipers & remove the wiper arms. Then remove the plastic cowling that covers the wiper motor & the motor assembly. Turn the wiper assembly over without turning the motor. Remove the nut on the arm of the motor. Repostion the arm pointing away from the closet wiper directly inline with the short arm. reassemble.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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