Wipers stop in vertical position

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Wipers stop in vertical position

Post by bchen »

When I turned on the wipers today, they stopped in the vertical position. I've tried turning them on/off and turning off the ignition. The wipers really want to stop vertically.

...from light googling, it looks like I should take apart the wiper mechanism and adjust a tab, but it's stopping at the wrong end of the cycle.

Is there a simple explanation/fix for this?

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Re: Wipers stop in vertical position

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What year car” I’m thinking a high windshield car according to your bio.

My bet is not that the stop contact slipped that far, but that the contact is not making contact correctly. But fist, I couldn’t intuit whethetr turning the wipers on & off caused the wipers to park themselves correctly. Assuming tat the wipers are now dead, my $$ would be more likely:
Blown fuse/dirty fuse holder (“W” fuse) there should be 12v on both ends of the fuse with the key on.
Bad connection @ the fuse holder, wiper switch or wiper motor. the switch is connected to the ground side of the motor, so there should be 12v on the blue/red wire at all times.

Before you pull the wiper motor out, check to see if there is power getting to the motor.

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Re: Wipers stop in vertical position

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What's it do if you put soappy water on the glass ? They used to work correctly and haven't been changed ? Fold them up see if they work and park , may need to reposition the arms on the pivots
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Re: Wipers stop in vertical position

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My guess is that they wiper pivots are seized.
If you have never serviced them, now is the time.
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Re: Wipers stop in vertical position

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Habitat.pat wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:11 pm What year car” I’m thinking a high windshield car according to your bio.

My bet is not that the stop contact slipped that far, but that the contact is not making contact correctly. But fist, I couldn’t intuit whethetr turning the wipers on & off caused the wipers to park themselves correctly. Assuming tat the wipers are now dead, my $$ would be more likely:
Blown fuse/dirty fuse holder (“W” fuse) there should be 12v on both ends of the fuse with the key on.
Bad connection @ the fuse holder, wiper switch or wiper motor. the switch is connected to the ground side of the motor, so there should be 12v on the blue/red wire at all times.

Before you pull the wiper motor out, check to see if there is power getting to the motor.

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Mine is a 1970.

I like the sound of this fuse idea - I was poking at the fuse box earlier and might have knocked something loose. I'll take a look and report back.