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The w/s wipers on my "86" Fleetwood wont shut off until I turn off my ignition switch, when I turn the ignition back on, they turn off and return under the hood. Any ideas?

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The "return to rest" circuit inside the wiper motor is bad, replace it.

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0900c1528007812c.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 4: Reach into the access hole and disconnect the wiper motor linkage clip from the motor shaft
0900c1528007812d.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 5: Remove the clip. Also, remove the linkages from the wiper motor shaft
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0900c1528007812e.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 6: Disconnect the wiper motor&rsquos wiring harness plug ...
0900c1528007812f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 7: ... and remove the harness from any holding clips


0900c15280078130.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Fig. 8: Remove the ground wire retaining nut
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