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Wiper motor or linkage

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It seems like my windshield wipers don't work anymore. They were slow and seems like the motor had a hard time or the linkage is rusty. I'm wondering how to fix this.

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  • dA_tRuTh514 Jun 29, 2008

    Thank you for the advice, but I simply had to lubricate the wiper linkage and it solved the problem.

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I'm glad I found this website because I had the same problem while driving to work on the highway
on the coldest day of the year so far. (-25 C) My windshield was covered with frozen road gunk and I had to keep pulling over to manually clean it off so I could see. My first instinct once I got to work was to
track down a new wiper motor on my lunch hour but before I did read the suggestion about lubricating the linkages. I've sprayed everything I could get to with WD40 and the problem seems to be totally solved. I hope it stays that way.... My thanks to the poster who suggested it.

-Chris

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Replace the wiper motor on it. Sounds like it's on it's way out due to the fact that it's turning your wipers very slowly.

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