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Old 07 Sep 2018, 06:19 am
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hey again everybody! the rear wiper on my 08 PT 2.4 non-turbo stopped working a while back and I've had so many other issues with this car to deal with, i'm just now getting to it. here's all I know so far: the motor is getting 12v+ and ground to the two wires it's supposed to. now, I have no idea how to troubleshoot the rest of it: the switch and or control wire to the motor. can anyone tell me how to do this before I just buy a new motor and cross my fingers? thanks!!!
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Old 07 Sep 2018, 06:25 am
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Default Re: Rear Wiper Problem

Have you tried applying power directly to the motor to make sure it still works?

Do you have a copy of the Service Manual?

I sent you a PM with a link to download a copy of the Service Manual.

Section 8R-14 is the electrical troubleshooting of the rear wiper.
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Old 07 Sep 2018, 06:44 am
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I have the same problem in my 2006, for me it's the switch.
I just don't think it's that important for me to replace yet; as everything else works.

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Old 07 Sep 2018, 07:06 am
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this winter on my car, the wiper would go one way and then get stuck and have a horrible grinding noise until I helped it back, and quickly ran back into the car to shut the switch off before it went back, If the motor is bad If I remember correctly the 2001-2002 PT Cruisers motors have a different plug, really easy to take out, remove the rear hatch plastic (One plastic tab in the center at the bottom you need to pull out, the rest pull hard on the cover and it will come out) and I think the motor is 3 10mm bolts or 8mm, I can't remember.
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Old 07 Sep 2018, 12:05 pm
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For me, I took off the grommet, pulled off the wiper, tightened the nut, re-installed and its good to go.

Sounds like my issue. Its getting power, its just not connected firmly to the wiper.
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 05:48 pm
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hey everybody, I didn't see all the replies. my apologies for not responding sooner. I had another issue pop up that's a much higher priority. I did get the manual (big thanks!!) and understand the troubleshooting method. I just haven't gotten to it yet. thanks again!! and i'll let you know how it goes
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