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Wipers acting goofy...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 89GMCSuburban, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Myh intermittent has dissappeared. When I mist the wipers, they don't return to the normal spot, they stop when I let off of mist instead of returning automatically. When I put the wipers into int., they go to a low setting. If I put it back to off, they don't turn off. I have to click mist or go back into int. and back to off and, again, they shut off where they were. My high speed works fine. What the hell is going on?????
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    WOW mine do the exact same thing cept it doesn't rain much in NV so i haven't really looked into it much. I think it has something to do with the circuit card on the wiper motor. Let me know if ya get it to work right. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    sounds like you need a motor..because they arent returning to the correct park position...i think..
     
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    Mine do it too but Im just gonna deal with it until I get a new wiper motor. My wipers dont have the power to move once Im doing 50mph or so /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif When you figure it out tell us how ya fixed it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i dont know how much different the older motors are but the newer ones (mine is a 94) had a problem with the wire plug getting loose from the circuit board, they would work when they pleased and sometimes act like you described. some of those were actually recalled. i fixed mine, just pulled it out and resoddered the ends, i don't even know if the 83s use a circuit board but might be a simular contact problem.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifMY 85 DOES THE SAME THING. I HAD IT CHECKED OUT AT A SHOP AND WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS THE WIPER MOTOR.
     
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    Mine do the same damned thing, tell me how you fix it, i dont really wanna swap my column out but i got a spare one, and then i also got a spare wiper motor so i might try that too. Id like to know how you fix it.
     
  8. krayzie

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    If your motor moves at all at the correct speed, then you need a new delay board... very common problem - even in older trucks. The board also controls park position so its a very good possibility that changing the board will solve all of your problems... Good tip - to keep the board good once replaced, run a small bead of black silicone in the groove where the cover bolts on... keeps moisture out - board lasts much much longer.

    Most shops will automatically diagnose the problem as a faulty motor. Truth is, wiper motors rarely go bad. This is where the money is for the reman companies. They get your core motor, slap a new board in, paint it, and make a damn fortune!

    I know some shops dont even know that delay boards can be replaced. AC-Delco is one of the only manufacturers (if not the ONLY manufacturer) that makes the boards available to the aftermarket. I ship Delco parts all over America every day, delay boards are in my top five most commonly delivered items! Good luck to ya!
     
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    Where would I find the delay board on the wiper motor?
     
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    The dealer
     
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    it's the motor, my 79 did the same thing in a rain storm. my cousin was driving us up north(what we say in lower michigan) and the wiper's just stopped. then they came back just enough to go back out again.bought a new motor and it was fixed. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Thanks but I meant where on the wiper motor would I locate the circuit board?
     
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    didn't mean to waste your time bro,sorry. wiper motor's are cheap /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    well the connector plugs into the circuit board...so you figure it out, pop the cover off and voila, its there..
     
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    oop's wrong reponse.still change the motor,word??? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    didn't mean to waste your time bro,sorry. wiper motor's are cheap /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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    Oh you didnt waste my time man, what I said wasnt directed to you. It was directed to Zcarzcar. I didnt ask my question good enough in the first place. Your probably right though, I might as well replace the whole motor.
     
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    that's cool man. i should have looked at who you res. to.sometimes it's easyier to replace stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    hey krazie, have you met ted nugent yet? my dad and uncle TED are volenter sheriff's in your hood.mostly carnaval's and such. yes the motor city mad man is a sheriff.he likes bronco's though. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Man that's exactly why I love this website... Thanks a lot! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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