Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

wiper stopping

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MA87K5, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. MA87K5

    MA87K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2000
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicopee, Ma 01020
    My problem with the wipers are that they will stop when they are in delay or after I stop them then they won't come back on. They will move again after I physically move them. I tried a new motor and that made it worse and gave different problems. I got a module from the junk yard and no change. Every switch position works. Could the switch cause this? I have done a search with no luck. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2002
    Posts:
    1,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Folsom, ca
    My '73 Blazer does this too.

    I too thought it is either the switch or motor.

    I don't have the intermittent delay however, I did add one. I have not had a problem with the delay always working, so I am pretty sure my problem is with the switch itself.

    Good luck.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,180
    Likes Received:
    1,388
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    If you dis-assemble the upper part of the motor you'll find the wiper park mechanism. I cleaned mine and the wipers were 90% better...

    Rene
     
  4. MA87K5

    MA87K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2000
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicopee, Ma 01020
    By looking at the posts from the search it sounds like that the wiper park causes the "ghost wiper". I don't have that problem but will look anyway. I will post whether or not that fixes it.
     
  5. MA87K5

    MA87K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2000
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicopee, Ma 01020
    Well I took the upper area apart and there was nothing wrong with the switch connections. They looked brand new. I wiggled all the connections and they were all tight. So I tried the small bolt sticking out the top. Turned it in and the wiper would stop so I loosened it and the wiper moved. That must be the problem. The bolt was too tight and would stop the wipers. I put the wipers through all the positions and no problems. The wipers didn't completely stop in the delay position. As in go-stop----go-stop----go. Before it would go-stop----go-stop-----------. Until I physically moved the wiper. Very happy now.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,180
    Likes Received:
    1,388
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Thanks for the update./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Glad you found the problem...

    Rene
     
  7. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 11, 2000
    Posts:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tucson Az
    Check your fuse too....... Mine would stop in the middle of a swipe and then work whenever, but only whe the switch was on. I removed the fuse and it was compltely corroded. So I sprayed some lectra cleen in the fuse slot and applied fargoline to the new fuse and all is better.
     

Share This Page