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Windshield wiper motor

My driver's side wiper arm does not work, but the passenger's side does. I was told it probably the wiper motor. Where is the wiper motor and how do i fix it?

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    1996 Taurus. My passenger sider wiper quit working?

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    adjusting angle?

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    adjusting angle?

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Wipers generally only have one motor, with an arm that runs from one wiper to the other, basically making one a slave to the other. that is how they go at the exact same speed. I doubt it is the motor, moe likely it has dropped/broken the link arm.

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Check the spline on the wiper it's self. Pull the wiper arm near where it attaches and see if it pulls off easily.

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