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One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:15 am
by KonaKen
Hi all,

passenger wiper on my 2006 Ltd is not working, any idea what it could be? Apparently there is one motor and one fuse for both wipers. I can turn the wiper by hand, it moves freely, where the driver side does not. All help is appreciated.

Ken

Re: One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:20 am
by jas88
Your linkage is broken. Remove the wiper arms and cowl panel between the hood and windshield and you will see it.

Re: One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:13 pm
by KonaKen
thanks for the response jas88!

So, sounds like replacement parts are required. Would it be the entire motor and linkage assembly?
Have you also made a similar repair?

Ken

Re: One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:44 am
by jas88
No never had this problem before. IMO you should be able to repair the linkage, but you never know until you find out what exactly broke.

Re: One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:29 am
by mmsstar
I’d bet a clip worked loose and it just came apart

Re: One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:07 pm
by brad e
Also, check the splines/teeth on the post and arm. There is a chance those splines have stripped and the post is spinning freely inside the arm. If you remove the cap where the arm connects the post at the cowl, you should be able to see if the post is spinning.

Re: One windshield wiper not working

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 am
by KonaKen
had to replace linkage/transmission, couldn't source a bushing. Attached image shows worn/rusted bushing. toughest part was removing seized wiper arms. Cost of linkage $120cdn
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