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Hi I replace the wiper motor on my 1994 Voklswagen Jetta but when I try putting the arms back in the shaft they start swinging towards the engine instead of up the windshield, is there anything I can do?

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The operating rod was connected to the motor at the wrong position.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

  • andrew klinger Apr 18, 2011

    when you say operating rod, do you mean the center brass looking peice that goes over the spindle on the motor? I put a new motor and linkage in and now have the same issue when i put the arms on..



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  • Locate the wiper motor, and disconnect the electrical wires from it by unplugging them. The wiper motor is in the engine compartment against the back firewall near the driver's side.
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    O yes, the notorious GM van wiper problem.
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