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wiper motor help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by n8brown, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. n8brown

    n8brown Registered Member

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    So i just replaced my wiper motor and the wipers are turning backwards. they stop in th up position and then wipe down. When i bought my blazer the wiper motor didn't work so i don't know if it is something i did or what? Anybody know how i can fix this one? thanks.
     
  2. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    so you got the motor to at least turn the blades in above the hood now, huh? can you run your truck like that, or is it messed up beyond stopping in the up position?
     
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    Try this; unhook ALL the linkage to the motor, then turn the motor on, then off. Hook linkage back up with wipers down. Watch which direction the motor turns, sounds like you hooked the linkage up backwards.
     
  4. n8brown

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    i'll try that, thanks.
     
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    There are also different lever arms ( the little piece that bolts on the motor ) depending on the year.
     
  6. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    assuming i understand what you're saying accuratly, the following info might influence what you just said. he didn't actually change the arms - nothing but the motor. does that make a difference? I guess i don't really understand what you mean.
     
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    The motor he installed may require a different arm. I went thru this a few months ago. Got a used motor ( no little arm ) installed it with my org. arm and wipers were weird like in this post. I was able to come up with the arm from the used motor I had just purchased and that solved the prob. Another issue that can arise is many motors will "fit" but differences are the arms and in how there switched, i.e. stalk on column or down on the dash ( prob. pulse or not ). No way am I an expert on wipers, just my experiance. Speaking as an old Portland boy, it's good talkin to you.
     
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    Pit Bull Tires?

    How are you guys?
    I'm from Canada, i own a 87 Blazer and i'm in the market to buy some new rubber. I heard about these pit bull tires, but where i'm from not to many people know about them.
    They look really nice. Can you guys give me some feedback on how they are and if their o.k. Thanks. :laugh:
     
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    Now jacking is one thing!:D Leave it to a Canadian!:crazy:
     
  10. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i heard that their rubber, when taken off of the tire and remanufactured to fit wiper blades, they work amazing with aftermarket wiper motors like we're talking about in this thread! don't believe me? check here.
     
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    Just went through this. Unbolt the motor at the arm, turn motor (or arm) 180 degrees and bolt back up.

    Eric M.
     
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    first, don't ever tell anyone you are from canada and second pay attention!
     

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