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Wiper Motor keeps getting stuck

My Wipers keep getting stuck so I sprayed the pivots with oil and they where a little better but continued doing the same thing speed is very slow and keeps getting stuck.

Bought a new motor and installed it but when I turn the wipers on the arms do not move back and fourth therefore the pivots do not move.

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