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Old 01-25-2004, 09:26 PM   #1
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ok so i went out to de-ice and dig out the car after the ice/snow we had last night and today. all was good for a while, i thought i loosened up the wipers enough that they could pull themselves free and assist me in snow removal, all was not so.i moved it to "mist" and they didnt move...this was nothing new so i kept deicing.tried again later...still didnt move...waited some more. got the entire windshield and its surrounding area deiced...still wouldnt move. now the thing is you can grab the wipers and move them manually easily. they move as a pair when you do this like their supposed to. also when you engage the wipers you can hear a click and the driver side motor hums(i didnt check the passenger side but id assume the same) its just that the motors wont move the wipers. whats goin on?
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there'* only one windsheild wiper motor.. It sounds to me like the motor works, it'* jsut that there was a mechanical failure that is keeping it from connecting to wiper arms.
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yeah thats what i was guessin but what could it be?
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I'd bet it'* the Wiper Transmission. My buddies was 70ish from gmpd. Still haven't swapped it out yet but I hear it'* a pain to do....
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so would i be better off jst to take it to my mechanic? i figured out how they work by goin to howstuffworks.com(cool site btw) and it looks like itd be complicated. but i dont wanna get ripped a new one either.even though our mechanic is a good guy who always gives us decent prices.
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First thing you should do is check the electrical connectors, I just went out to my car and the connections are exposed, they are right above the master cylinder on the drivers side. But if you know those are dry, get a part number from one of the guys here and see what that puppy is worth before you get work done so you know what to expect to pay. I wouldn't do it myself as I have no idea how to remove the mounts I just saw.
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im sure the electrical part is fine cause the motor works when you turn on the wipers.it just doesnt move the wipers. and like you i dont wanna go messin around in there.and i trust this mechanic to give a good price.
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I'm just a cynic and tend to trust people as far as I can throw them. Nice to hear you have a trustworthy mechanic.
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hehehe im kinda like that too sometimes and sadly alot of mechanics will do anything to make an extra buck(no offense to any mechanics on here) but ours is a great guy. he only charges for whats necessary.and if somethin took him longer than it shouldve he only charges for what it shoulve and whatnot.good guy that Mr. Stout
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