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2001 grand vitara windshield wiper squeaks

Removed wiper arms- it still squeaks, must be linkage or bearing. How do you access and repair?

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  • GrandVitarax Nov 19, 2008

    Mine just judders both ways, have applied rainx to try and smooth it out but think its made it worse!
    Also fitted Aero blades, and its as if the rubber is really sticky against the glass!

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I had the same prob.take the cover off to the linkage and spay white greasse on to the linkages, spay all kinds of it

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Section 01-16A: Wiper and Washer System, Ranger/Explorer 1994 Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Windshield Wiper System, Ranger/Explorer The windshield wipers are actuated by a permanent magnet, rotary-type electric windshield wiper motor (17504) . The two windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) and windshield wiper blades (17528) are mounted on a pivot shaft, one at each side of the windshield. The windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) are connected to the motor by windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip (17531) . Ranger and Explorer vehicles are equipped with an interval wiper and washer (IWW) system featuring a lever-type turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359) mounted on the steering column. The IWW windshield wiper governor (17C476) uses a relay contact to control current to the windshield wiper motor . The governor electronic circuitry controls the contact to supply current to windshield wiper motor . A rear wiper/washer system is available on Explorer vehicles. The rear window wiper system consists of a windshield wiper motor mounted inside the liftgate (40010) , an articulating windshield wiper pivot arm and windshield wiper blade , a windshield wiper/washer switch (17A553) and an inline circuit breaker. The front electric windshield washer system consists of a control switch, integral with the turn signal, a windshield washer reservoir (17618) and windshield wiper motor and the necessary windshield washer hoses (17A605) , windshield washer nozzle jet and brackets (17603) and attaching parts.
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Pivot Shafts and Linkage Removal and Installation
NOTE: The left and right pivot and windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip assemblies are serviced separately.
  1. Perform Steps 1 through 9 of Windshield Wiper Motor Removal as described in this section.
  1. If servicing left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip , remove left windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assembly.
  1. Remove left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
  1. Remove left pivot nut, lower windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip and slide it out through left access opening. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Tighten nut to 10-13 Nm (7-10 ft-lb). Make sure the clip is fully seated in the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip . Do not try to install clip with windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on motor crank pin.
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Windshield Wiper Motor Windshield wiper motor are not serviceable. If worn or damaged, the windshield wiper motor must be replaced as an assembly. Removal
  1. Cycle windshield wiper blades until in straight-up position and turn ignition switch OFF.
  1. Disconnect battery and wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade .
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove the right pivot nut and allow the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip to drop into the cowl top outer panel .
  1. Remove the linkage access cover, located on the right side of the dash panel near the windshield wiper motor.
  1. Reach through the access cover opening and unsnap the wiper motor clip.
  1. Push the clip away from the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip until it clears the nib on the crack pin. Then, push the clip off the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip.
  1. Remove the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip from windshield wiper motor crank pin.
  1. Remove nut and ground strap.
  1. Remove three attaching nuts from windshield wiper motor. Remove the windshield wiper motor .
Installation
  1. Position the windshield wiper motor and install the three attaching screws. Tighten to 13.6-19.0 Nm (10-14 ft-lb).
  1. Install nut and ground strap.
  1. Connect wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Install clip completely onto right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip. Make sure the clip is fully seated. Do not put the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on the motor crank pin and then try to install the clip.
  1. Install the left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin.
  1. Install the right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin. Pull the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the crank pin until it snaps into place. The clip is properly installed if the nib is protruding through the center of the clip.
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  1. Test the system.
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The windshield wiper linkage comes as an assembly. The assembly comes with the two rotating splines that the wiper arms attach to. you must remove wiper arms. Remove cowl trim and remove bolts that hold the pivot points to the body. The new linkage that snaps to the wiper motor should come with a new retaining clip. You have to fish the linkage assembly through the access holes in the body by un bolting the wiper motor.

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ROVER MGF.REMOVING WIPER MECHANISM.


Pivot Shafts and Linkage
The windshield wiper assembly is mounted below cowl top extension (021A36) . Linkages are connected with non-removable plastic ball joints. Windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shafts are an integral part of the windshield wiper and are serviced as one unit. Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove antenna mast from the antenna base.
  1. Remove cap on LH and RH windshield wiper pivot arms to expose nuts retaining the arms to pivot shafts.
  1. Remove two nuts, one from each of windshield wiper pivot arms . Lift wiper arms to service position, carefully rocking them back and forth to loosen them from the pivot shaft. Lift off windshield wiper pivot arms .
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the cowl top vent panel.
  1. Disconnect windshield washer hose (17A605) at LH side of vehicle just ahead of where it enters cowl top.
  1. Remove hood cowl seal.
  1. Carefully remove cowl top vent panel from vehicle.
  1. Remove three retaining screws to cowl drain tube that is connected to top cowl.
  1. Disconnect wiring harness leading to windshield wiper motor.
  1. Remove five screws retaining cowl top to vehicle and remove cowl top and windshield wiper from vehicle.
  1. Remove two screws and two nuts retaining windshield wiper to cowl top and separate the two parts.
  1. Remove drive linkage from motor shaft linkage.
  1. Remove remaining screws attaching windshield wiper and separate the two parts.
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Item Part Number Description 1 02010 Cowl Top Panel 2 N621906-S2 Nut (2 Req'd) 3 17508 Windshield Wiper Motor 4 N805605-S36 Screw (2 Req'd) 5 17500 Windshield Wiper Assembly A — Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 Lb-In)

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