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wiper problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by funkycold, May 12, 2002.

  1. funkycold

    funkycold 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone experience a problem with their windshield wipers? I will turn them on and then they will stop by themselves. Everything else works, turnsignals, high beams, and cruise control. I have to twist it back to mist to get them to move again.

    Not that windshield wipers are a problem in CA being that it doesn't rain much, but it sucks when they don't work when you want them to.
     
  2. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    maybe the motor is worn out?
     
  3. Jed

    Jed Registered Member

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    Check all the contacts and clean them up if needed. If it's like mine (87 pickup) then the contacts in the 2 connectors on the motor can be pretty crusty.

    The top connector has 2 contacts and just controls where the wipers stop so it shouldn't be the problem.

    The bottom connector has 3 contacts and switches on the high speed and low speed modes, with one contact for power (or ground, I think it's power but I forget). The power contact is probably the culprit if boths speeds crap out. Then again it may be the motor itself. Or perhaps a really sticky linkage. If you take the motor off check that the wipers and linkage move freely.

    I just replaced my wiper motor for 80 bucks (CDN). The high speed mode didn't work. Unfortunately, you absolutely need good wipers up here.
     

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