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Old 04-15-2005, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
My rear wiper has ceased to operate, the funny thing is if I hold the stalk forward or give it several pushes forward occasionally it will work. I assume it can't be a fuse or the thing would not work at all, I know how to operate it properly and I have tried the key off then try again method!
I can only assume its some kind of electrickery problem in a black box/chip somewhere, has anybody had a similar problem....and found an answer of course!

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Old 04-15-2005, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it might be a relay, u should check the wireing..
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it might be a relay, u should check the wireing..
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Yes, sticky relay....it only happened yesterday, I will be checking out the fuses and relays tomorrow (sat) when I have more time. hopefully it will be something as simple as that....hopefully!

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Its the motor. The teeth in the cogs (Probably only the first couple) are worn down. Thats why when you give it a push it completely the cycle (your pushing it past the bad teeth)

Typically those teeth are made of plastic..........
Typically they wear down premature from using your wipers to remove heavy snow from your window......
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Its the motor. The teeth in the cogs (Probably only the first couple) are worn down. Thats why when you give it a push it completely the cycle (your pushing it past the bad teeth)

Typically those teeth are made of plastic..........
Typically they wear down premature from using your wipers to remove heavy snow from your window......
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No no, I did not mean physically pushing the blade, I was talking about the control stalk on the steering column, if I push that several times forward to the wipe position it occasionally works, sorry for the confusion.

I did try jiggling the blade, but that made no difference.

I will check fuses and relays this weekend.

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