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Old 12-19-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Happy Holidays!! Got a strange question here......

Grandpa has a 2002 Olds Silhouette GLS and he said his wipers are stuck in the "up" position. I couldn't understand what he meant so I went over and confirmed. I turned them off, on, ignition on, off.....and each and everytime they go right back to the up position. They will not rest back in the norm.......at the base of the winshield.

I called a local parts store and they didnt have a clue......I was hoping someone here may.
If any of you have an idea I would love the suggestions.

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Sounds like perhaps the splined shaft on the motor may have slipped. That would throw off the start stop locations.
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Thanks Dan.....do you know how to adjust it? This van is mint and his baby. 26K and never an issue... until this. I dont want him to get ripped off at the dealer.
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Can't say for sure. But you should be able to pop the linkage off the motor shaft, then move the wipers to the down position, then put the linkage back on the motor shaft.
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Thanks!! I will give it a try!!
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Happy Holidays!! Got a strange question here......

Grandpa has a 2002 Olds Silhouette GLS and he said his wipers are stuck in the "up" position. I couldn't understand what he meant so I went over and confirmed. I turned them off, on, ignition on, off.....and each and everytime they go right back to the up position. They will not rest back in the norm.......at the base of the winshield.

I called a local parts store and they didnt have a clue......I was hoping someone here may.
If any of you have an idea I would love the suggestions.

Thanks!
What you are wanting, is to have the wipers return to the park position! There is a small circut board inside the wiper moter case, these circut boards have parts that are soldered to the board. The solder joints crack and loose contact leaving your wiper in a unwanted position. Sometimes you can bang on the wiper moter conection box and get them back temporary to where they make contact again..

I have removed ths board and with a magnifing glass found the 360 degree crack and re-melted the solder and was back in bussiness again.

You can also get a new pulse board at any parts store, about 30 bucks.
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Great!! I aprecieat the advice. I have a new post Im really gonna need the help with.....will be up in a few!
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