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Old 09 Dec 2003, 06:36 pm
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Default I broke my PT

it was snowing the other day and i turn on
my rear window wiper and it got stuck ok fine so i turn it off
when i got home my whiper was still attach but it was now on the
body of the car and not the window[:0]

and now when i turn it on it just makes a clicking sound
What did i brake and how hard is it to fix ?

what do i need to what out for so the dealer fixes it right ???[:I]

do they have to take the rear hatch of ?? will it rattle after they put it back on ???
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 06:51 pm
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that stinks !! hopfully it will not be a hard fix
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 08:36 pm
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You may have just striped either the wiper arm or the motor shaft. You should not have to have the rear hatch removed to repair whatever is broken.

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Old 09 Dec 2003, 08:57 pm
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quote:Originally posted by IRPT

You may have just striped either the wiper arm or the motor shaft. You should not have to have the rear hatch removed to repair whatever is broken.
I agree. That's what it sounds like. Should end up good as new.
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 09:07 pm
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YES if they take apart the inside hatch panels it can all be fixed from there.
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 09:15 pm
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I replaced the rear wiper with a faux handle since it doesn't rain a whole lot down here and when it does, I try and take the wife's car, and had to take the whole motor out to put the handle on. It only takes about 10 minutes and just a few screws, so the job isn't hard. Sorry, not selling the motor since I might have to put it back on in the future. If it clicks when you hit the button, try taking the wiper off (one nut when you take the center cap off) and see if the motor spline is turning), maybe you just stripped the blade handle itself and not harmed the motor. Good luck.

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Old 10 Dec 2003, 01:36 am
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yes it clicks when you hit the button,
I was worryed about the dealership geting that rear panle back
on so that it does not start rattleing

thanks for your help
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 02:20 am
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Hello, we had the same thing happen to us.. it turned out that we just took off the cover and there was a nut that was loose.. we tightened the nut and everything is working great again.. gave us a scare though. Dont like it when new things seem to break like that. whew.
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 02:36 am
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Thanksfor the heads up about not using the rear wiper in Snow & Ice! Rear window defroster, and handheld ice scraper only from now on.
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 07:12 am
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You guys actually take your cruisers OUTSIDE of the garage when it's raining/snowing??? No wonder your breaking things...also the cruiser might get dirty[)]
My wife just keeps shaking her head as I make my monthly car payment and stroll through the snow to the garage to LOOK at my cruiser as it takes up garage space. Little does she know that April will be here before too long


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