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Windshield wipers often time when using the wipers in either intermediate or full time there are times when the wipers will just stop and restart for no reason or they will not turn on at all. Ive checked the fuses and breakers switch is on the turn signal post washer pump turns on with no problem even during these episodes

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  • sigkaplt99 Jul 10, 2008

    My windsheild wipers have intermittenly not worked, especially in inclement weather. However, that have recently stopped working all together. Previously, they would either be off or on in full-speed, there was no in between, then they would stop halfway down. I know many other Chevy's that have this issue, but supposedly they are not included in the recalls.

  • RODNEY FLOWERS May 11, 2010

    Could you tell me where the pulse board is located ? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Replaced turn signal switch already

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    2007 - the wipers run intermediately even when turned 'off'

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Yes this is an issue on many Chevys with no recall. MOST of the time the problem you are describing is the wiper motor "pulse board", not the motor itself. Bad solder joints in the thin board, crack, so vibration and normal driving make them worse, and no contact is being made. Good news...Advance Auto Parts carries these for approx. $30, much cheaper than motor replacement. Just like wiper motor removal but all you have to do is remove (3) screws holding pulse board on motor housing, and most IMPORTANT, always put a thin bead of silicone or quality sealer around edge before re-install, this helps with vibration as well as waterproofing. Hope this helps!

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