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Windshield wiper motor comes on but wipers don't move...thinking that the assembly has come detached somehow. How does one get in to the area to take it all apart to re-attach?

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At the base of the wiper arm there will be a plastic cover. Pull up on it an you will see a nut that holds the wiper arm to the post. Remove the nut and push down/up on the wiper arm to release it from the post. Once both wiper arms are removed you can remove the push pins that hold the cowl in place and remove the cowl. You will then have access to the wiper motor and linkages.

Posted on May 26, 2011

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    nategould1 Jan 05, 2013

    I had a problem where the wipers weren't coming on so I checked the fuses, they were fine so I replaced the motor. That seemed to address one problem successfully because the wiper shafts turn and I can hear the motor running when I turn on the wipers, which I could not before changing out the motor. However, when I reconnect the mechanical linkage, replace the plastic cowl, re-install the wiper blades, and turn on the wipers, the mechanical linkage immediately pops free or off and the blades quit moving. I can still hear the motor running but the linkage is no longer connected. Any suggestions or hints on how to get that linkage assembled so it stays on fully when the wipers are engaged? Thanks.

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Fig.: Remove the cowl panel-to-firewall retaining clips



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Fig.: Remove the wiper motor retaining bolts and ...


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Fig.: ...remove the wiper motor from the vehicle




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