Question about 1997 Dodge Caravan
Location of the motor and how hard is it to replace?
Im looking for a way to get at the rear wiper motor.How do you get the panaling off
Posted on Oct 22, 2011
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
Removal & Installation
Always rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise motion or damage to the motor could occur.
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.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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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.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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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