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Old 10-17-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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I haven't had to use my wipers for more than occasional washer runs for several weeks. It was raining to day. First, I noticed I could feel the wipers change direction at the bottom of the sweep through the brake pedal. Then I noticed a creak when they changed direction. Is this a loose mounting issue or a dying motor issue?

No, I haven't tried to jiggle the motor yet.
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Maybe

That'* about the best we can probably tell you w/o any diagnosis on your part. It'* also possible it'* a wiper transmission going bad. That'* the armature situation under the cowl.
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Before thinking about replacement, I would check the wiper transmission and make sure the grease on the plastic knuckles arent dried up. They can snap on and off to inspect.
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Oops, forgot about my own thread.

I checked it out. The motor visibly moves some, and the creaking sounds more like 3 or 4 clicks when I've got my ear next to it. The sound comes from the main body of the assembly.
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It'* a tough one to say where the actual issue is. If the sound comes from the motor, it'* probably the motor. However the transmission is a built in weak point of the system.
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Do the motor and transmission look like one unit together or is the transmission hiding behind it somewhere?
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