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Old 29 Feb 2012, 10:00 pm
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My rear wiper is dumb. I hit the switch and it will go the full way to the driver side like it should but stop, and then when the wiper would wipe again, mine goes back to off position and up a little bit more and then stops. After a while it stops and goes randomly. I checked the bolt to see if it's stripped and it's still good. Any one ever seen this or have a solution? I'm in tech school so don't be afraid to get geeky. I have my meter ready!
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Old 05 Aug 2017, 01:12 pm
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I would suggest doing what I did and just replace the rear wiper motor. Dorman makes a decent one in the $30-$40 range, if I recall. Only 3 bolts hold it in. You'll need to scavenge the harness end connector from your old motor and transplant it over to the new motor. Be sure to twist and tin all wire ends before soldering them. This is a piece of cake job, under 30 minutes for sure. You may also want to invest in a new rubber window grommett for the glass, where the motor shaft passes thru it and change it out at the same time.
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Old 05 Aug 2017, 01:27 pm
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Take it apart. The grease gets hard and then the brushes stick. After a while they get hot and burn the board they're attached to. If you clean and re-grease them soon enough, you can usually save the motor
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Old 05 Aug 2017, 04:32 pm
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Well, that was going to be one of my suggestions, but unfortunately they rivet the motor case halves together. So, if you don't mind chiseling off rivet heads, then replacing them, then go for it. I was curious as to why mine seized up,
but wasn't gonna lose any sleep over it.
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norivets on mine, was like this:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/NEW-WIPER...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Drill the rivets out and replace them with small nuts and bolts. I had to do that on a relay on a 99 Grand Caravan I had. It was riveted to the front bumper!
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I had the same as Rob. Repaired mine.
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