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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 03, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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my wiper motor quit working, is there any place that fixes these or a place to buy replacement parts or are these throw aways?
thanks speedy...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 03, 08:12 AM
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I wondered the same question. You can get remanufactured ones from the parts houses or some over the counter stores stock them.
BUT...
I wanted to see what's inside. So I took one apart. There is not much too them. I was successful in taking it apart cleaning the gunk out, lubing it up, testing, then back together with out to much hassle. Figuring the test bench was the toughest part. I have a bunch of motors that I plan on "remaning" and selling on ebay. I just need to find more time

If the motor coil is shot, you have to get another. Kevin

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 03, 08:44 AM
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KevinW,

What did you use to put the case halve back together? I followed the service manual and drilled out the crimps, then used cut off machine screws and nuts, but I don't like the appearance.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 03, 09:26 AM
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H-dog, Sorry to hear you drilled them out. I just used a punch set and bent the little tabs kinda straight on all the crimps (yes, kinda tedious) The used a wedge (old chisel) to pry each crimp apart. You then have to unsolder the motor wires to get the motor off, clean, fix, lube everthing. Put the halves together and hold it with clamps, test it, make SURE it works on both speeds AND park. Then use the punch again to bend the tabs back. Then use a small hammer and dolly to make the tabs flat and pretty again, paint and install. Just DON'T forget to put the copper ground strap back in and make sure you scrape the paint off of the copper straps mating area. Else you will not get a good ground and the park won't work.

I figure you could get a couple of remove times before the little tabs fatigue too much and break. Then I would drill new holes near old large holes and use pop rivets.

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