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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to remove wiper motor ?

How do you remove the wiper motor on the e30 320i? I have taken the firewall panel off, and the plastic grill thing above the motor off but cannot see anyway to pull the motor out?
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just look at it long enough, it'll become clear....cliff
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I was following a write up that said dont remove the motor mounting bracket. I couldnt see any other way so i did remove it in the end
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so? did it work? screw what they say on the internet, do what you see...always...not knowing the specifics i would have to say that, yes, you do have the mounting plate to remove the motor....how else could you do it unless you are a midget?
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yes it worked

fixed the problem of the wipers stalling and juddering across the windshield on intermitent speed now it works fine. Only when putting it back together i put a little grease on the nut that ataches the wiper arm to stop it coroding / rusting and didnt tighten it enough. So it worked itself loose which created a very challenging drive home in the rain with no wipers. How ever i tightened it up again now and they work great.
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congratulations, outstanding! I need to do the very same thing myself here in the near future so glad to hear your result. good job!
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92' 325is and I am trying to pull the wiper motor.

I've got everything disconnected, I just cannot manuver the rig out of the hole. I have been staring at it for an hour now. Do I have to pull the engine? Other than that I cannot see how it is possible.

I've I cannot finish it tonight, I'll add pics.
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92' 325is and I am trying to pull the wiper motor.

I've got everything disconnected, I just cannot manuver the rig out of the hole. I have been staring at it for an hour now. Do I have to pull the engine? Other than that I cannot see how it is possible.

I've I cannot finish it tonight, I'll add pics.
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yea sure add photos and i will try to help
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I knw in general but not for the particular model,i thnk ths information may help u
Basics.. remove wiper arms.. remove cover under windshield.. tis held in by clips or small nuts.. disconnect wiper power lead.. and undo at least 3 10mm 3/3th nuts or bolts..
install opposite of removal..
Time.. under an hour for a novice
Difficulty.. medium for a novice


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from 318is maintenance

Prise out the LH cover grill. It is sprung at the bottom (front) and held at the top. I used a couple of screwdrivers and folded towel to protect the paintwork.

Remove ~3 7mm bolts in the panel that runs across the bulkhead. They are recessed, so a socket is best. Some models aslo have plastic screw caps too.
Remove the weather strip and pull back the panel as much as possible.
Tippex the motor spindle to the wiper arm and one of the slots in the motor bracket to its bolt for reorientation later.

Remove the 10mm centre nut and shock the arm off.
Release the three 13mm hold down nuts. Note the orientation of the splash guard.
Detach the power cable.
Lift out the motor via the panel access. It may be easier to release the 3 10mm bolts that hold on the motor bracket - but try not to take this out.

#### I have a 320i and found it much easier undoing the bolts on the motor mount bracket
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