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Wiper motor replacement

Location of the motor and how hard is it to replace?

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  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    The motor is "stripped" inside (can hear it whirring). Hangs up at the same point after being nudged by hand to complete a wipe cycle. It appears to be a real pain to get to the motor itself.

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The front motor is located under the plastic shield blelow the winshield. To remove it take the wiper arms off, and the screws that you can see with the hood closed. Open the hood remove the retainers at the front of the cowl. Remove the cowl. You will be able to see the motor at that point. You will have to remove a couple of the braces and remove the bolts and linkages from the wiper motor. Then the motor will come out.

If it is the rear wiper motor it is located on the other side of the hatch from the rear wiper. Take the wiper arm off then remove the hatch panels from the inside of the van. you will be able to see and remove the motor at that point.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford Taurus 1999SE-Windshield wiper motor just hums.How to fix ?

Removal & Installation To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the wiper arms.
  4. Remove the 8 plastic retainers and the 6 clips holding the cowl vent screens to the inner panels. Turn the retainers 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to remove.
  5. Remove the cowl vent screens.
  6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor and remove the 4 bolts that mount the module assembly to the cowl.
  7. Remove the windshield wiper module from the vehicle.
  8. Rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise direction to gain access to the bolt retaining the arm to the motor. WARNING
    Always rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise motion or damage to the motor could occur.
  9. Remove the nut retaining the wiper operating arm to the wiper motor.
  10. Remove the three wiper motor-to-wiper module assembly retaining bolts and remove the motor from the vehicle.
To Install:
  1. Position the wiper motor on to the module assembly. Install the three wiper motor-to-wiper module assembly retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 115-151 in lbs (13-17 Nm).
  2. Position the wiper operating arm on the wiper motor output shaft. Install the mounting nut and tighten to 22-29 ft-lbs (30-40 Nm).
  3. Position the windshield wiper module onto the cowl. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 106 in-lbs (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the wiper motor electrical connector.
  5. Position the cowl vent screens onto the inner panels. Install the 8 plastic retainers and the 6 clips holding the cowl vent screens to the inner panels. Turn the retainers 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to install.
  6. Install the wiper arms.
  7. Connect the battery ground cable.
  8. Adjust wiper arms if necessary.

Here is the picture of the motor....it is the round object in the middle of the picture that looks like a can and has a square block on the end of it.

You have to remove the cowl vent panel....just under the windshield. $64.00 for a new motor.

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SOURCE: how to realign wipers after replacing wiper motor

sHUT WIPERS OFF AND ALLOW THEM TO PARK

















Shut wipers off & allow them to stop in what should be park position. Now lift caps at pivots, loosen nuts, lift arm slightly and move it to bottom of windsheild, where you feel it was before when off. Now tighten nuts (snug) and do same to other arm. Now turn them on,let them wipe a couple of times then shut off again and see where they stop, if good snug up nuts, snap cap back over & done, if not, repeat as above on movement where you want it.







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SOURCE: how do I replace the right transmission arm from wiper motor 92 R

see if you have a nut on the top of the wiper are that has stripped off. there are splines that hold them on and the arms are both connected to each other. you would need replace the whole assembly that connects to the motor.

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SOURCE: 1999 Acura TL - WIPER BLADES HIT HARD ON BOTH

I had this same problem. The wiper blades would extend too far and hit the edge of the car, or they wouldn't extend far enough and only wipe about 3/4 of the windshield. The problem was a broken Wiper Rod A. My local mechanic replaced it - the part was about $20 and the labor about $230. Have them look at wiper rod A

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You'll need a socket and ratchet set. Being Pontiac, probably metric(12 or 13 mm). Go to the auto parts store and get the new motor. Now open the hood, and look all the way in the back of the engine to the firewall, around the drivers side. Just undo the bolts with the ratchet and socket. pop loose the control arm and undo the wiring. To replace, take the new motor, hook to the arm, bolt into place, attach the wires, and your in business. About 30 minutes to do for a beginner.

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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