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#1194196 - 05/21/07 08:13 AM Windshield wiper motor replacement
vital49 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Grand Blanc, MI
The wipers in our 2000 will stay straight up when you turn them off. I've been told by two different mechanics that the "park circuit" in the motor is bad. They said you have to change the motor to correct the issue.

What's the easiest way to replace the motor? Is OEM the best choice for a replacement?
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#1194225 - 05/21/07 09:37 AM Re: Windshield wiper motor replacement [Re: vital49]
GhostRider Offline

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Go OEM. Do not buy anything remanufactured.
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#1194236 - 05/21/07 10:44 AM Re: Windshield wiper motor replacement [Re: GhostRider]
Chevyguy Offline
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Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 8290
Loc: Winchester Mass
The Clutch is stuck which bolts on the end of the wiper motor. This can be replaced seperately

When the park circut fails the wipers will simply stop without parking at all, the clutch reverses the wiper motion and when it is stuck the wipers do park but point up instead of under the hood.

However The wiper motor is a weak link and is likley to fail soon anyways. Rebuilts tend to fail prematurely. Did my old 5.0 stang at least 4 times on my 3rd motor for the 2001.

Junkyards not a bad source for a OEM, but those fail too. So do a BRAND NEW OEM.

My 0.02 when the new part is still a weak link, get a rebuilt with a lifetime warranty, as new OEM parts have NO WARRANTY.


Edited by Chevyguy (05/21/07 10:54 AM)
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#1194331 - 05/21/07 01:35 PM Re: Windshield wiper motor replacement [Re: Chevyguy]
vital49 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Grand Blanc, MI
Chevyguy - Thank you!! (another reason why I already really like this forum...)

I wish I would have seen your post before I proceeded with ordering a new OEM motor. I have a new one on order with a friend of the family. I'll have it tomorrow. Cost is $84. When this new OEM fails, I'll opt for the rebuilt with a lifetime warranty. That route seems to make more sense since it's a common failure on these cars.

A year ago I helped my brother replace the wiper motor on his 94 CV and it seemed pretty straight forward. Sounds like the GM will be very similar.
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#1194353 - 05/21/07 02:20 PM Re: Windshield wiper motor replacement [Re: vital49]
Chevyguy Offline
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Registered: 01/04/04
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Loc: Winchester Mass
$84 is a killer deal for a new motor BTW The MSRP is $160
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2004 MarauderM79 104K miles Jmod!! Lidio 93 tune for the track BOC 91 octane street tune 14.85 @95.63
2004 Crown Vic LX 145K Silver Birch Light flint leather FMX1 04 P-71 PCM swap 70 mm TB Custom shorting wire harness. 28/ 21mm MM swaybars Monroe severe duty shocks. Marauder subwoofer and painted cap heated mirrors. GT-500 Wheels NEED DUAL EXHAUST


Project car 74 Chevy Laguna type S-3, # match 400 SBC

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93 P-71 2001 P-73, 94 TC Exec, 96 TC Signature

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#1234624 - 07/16/07 12:42 PM Re: Windshield wiper motor replacement [Re: Chevyguy]
RCR Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 3
Loc: Florida
I had the same problem -- wipers would park up when turned off. Replaced with an OEM motor. Now, they won't park under the hood. They stop where they are supposed to at the lower portion of the windshield -- everything works right. But they won't park under the hood when you turn them off.

Any suggestions? Do I need to replace the switch (the whole tree on the column)?
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