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Old 02-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was stuck on the interstate on a rainy day last week...i got home to turn off my windshield wipers and they remained in the up position...is there a rest button on them or do i just need a new motor?
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If the wiper arm didn't slip on the shaft, and the motor just parks the wipers in the middle of the glass. You need a new motor.
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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son of a ass...do they run a lot? i've got quite a list of repaairs...
new front brakes...
new front struts...
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AND now a new wiper motor...
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That's what we all get for buying cars that are at least seven years old. Tough break. Wiper motors aren't very expensive, though.
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what don't you check the fuse before you get a new motor
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if u get this many problems with e36's then what should happen when you buy a 20yr old e30!?!?! i was goin to buy an e30 but wont coz of the age and e36's r much bigger and should b more reliable since they r newer but hmmm...
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if u get this many problems with e36's then what should happen when you buy a 20yr old e30!?!?! i was goin to buy an e30 but wont coz of the age and e36's r much bigger and should b more reliable since they r newer but hmmm...
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all depends on the original driver, and previous owners!
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Precisely. Mine was taken care of extremely well, and I had the dealer go through it piece by piece when I bought it. Mechanically, it's new. However, if it's been rode hard and put away wet, then the car will die a lot faster.
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