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Windshield wippers windshield wipers will not work when you turn on you can hear something but will not work and then they work have replaced motor still nothing replaced switch still same thing does anyone know what to do thanks

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I think there was a recall on the motor, but mine has bad bushings in the transmission arm that always pops off.

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By any chance did they get the motor from auto zone? You may still have a bad motor. I would try another motor and if that doesnt work look at wires possibly an open somewhere between motor and switch .

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