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94lincolntowncar wiper remain in up position when switch is off. How can wipers be returned to rest position?

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First off you need to do some testing to see what needs replacing !

  • Windshield Wipers Will Not Park at Proper Position
  • Damaged windshield wiper motor.
  • Damaged windshield wiper control module.
  • Damaged circuitry.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test E .

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Sorry but your description doesn't really make sense - the wipers work, you say, but when switched on they remain in the correct parked position...
Presumably when switched off they park vertically.

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It is also important the wiper linkage crank is correctly "timed" to the wiper motor for correct parking.

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