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Good afternoon, looks like my windshield wipers are stuck on my 1970 3 2002, stuck on so I had to remove the fuse, help me with a quick fix on this Dez

 

 

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Good Morning!  It's raining here, too.

 

Try wiggling the wiper arms.  If they are stuck at the pivot at the 

base, it will feel 'solid'.  It's hard to get lube in there, but not

impossible- the knurled cap hangs over the shaft, presumably

to keep water out.  But some creative small- straw- bending can do it.

 

If they're looser, as in the base of the arm will move a bit, but

not pivot, then you're on to the linkage, and probably the motor.

The motor's not too bad on an early car- but it's not 'quick', as it'll take

an hour or 3, depending on how stuck or brushless it is.

 

Your best bet?

 

rain-x.

 

Good luck!

 

t

 

 

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2 hours ago, Des said:

 

Good afternoon, looks like my windshield wipers are stuck on my 1970 3 2002, stuck on so I had to remove the fuse, help me with a quick fix on this Dez

 

 

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I think the actual year makes a difference regarding wiper motors, is your's a '70 or '73?. 

On my '68, the wiper park switch mechanism was inside the wiper motor. The wipers would not park because the park switch contacts inside the wiper motor had worn to a point where the contact finger springs had shorted to the motor shaft. I was able to rebend the springs so they no longer touched anything and get the motor working normally again.

If I recall correctly, extracting the wiper drive motor from the plenum was a bit tricky. I don't think I had to remove the heater box to get the fan out of the way. I don't recall the details of extracting the motor, I just recall that it took some head scratching and much peering down inside the plenum to see where everything was going.

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As Jerry said above, the problem on yours is probably the self-parking mechanism; sometime back I did a column on "perpetual motion" wiper motors and how to fix 'em.  PM me and I'll send you a copy.  

 

mike

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whups, I missed both the "3" and the "on"

 

 

yeah, agreed, the park wiper in the gearbox has worn out.

 

t

 

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