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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 10, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

I am having an issue with my wiper and the fuse! When the transmission arm is not on the motor, the motor turns, but when i mount the transmission arm, put the screw on and hit the switch, it does like a half *** turn and the fuse trips! any idea whats going on, and how to fix?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 10, 05:28 PM
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Re: Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

You need a new wiper motor...It is turning Ok wihtout the arm because it doe snot need to "pull" that much power. When you put a load on it, it draws more heavily.

A new wiper motor will cure what ailes you...

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Re: Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

10 amp fuse, what if i increase the fuse amperage, will it just burn out the motor?

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Re: Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

If the circuit calls for a 10 amp fuse, placing a large fuse in the circuit could cause a fire...(I had a '77 Nova with a bad wiper motor, that I used wire to "jump" the circuit (bypass the fuse), and ended up nearly setting the car on fire! ( My only excuse is that I was 17 and thought I knew better than the guy that told me to replace the wiper motor)!

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Don't upsize the fuse to correct an issue with the component...the fuse is meant to prevent the circuit from overheating, burning the wires and starting a fire. Use the fuse specificed for the application--if it continues to blow, it is alerting you that there is a problem in the circuit that needs to be remedied...

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Re: Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

thanks keith, you put it in perception, ill go get a motor tomorrow!

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Re: Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

i got one at autozone 59.00
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Re: Wiper Motor and FUSE!!!

also, make sure all of the linkage for the wipers moves freely when you install the new motor...

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