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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 05, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wiper Motor Parks at Mid Point

My 67 Camaro is being converted from Drag Racing to street driving. The Windshield Wiper Motor was removed and I installed a new motor. After hooking it up and replacing the wiper switch, I cannot get the motor to park in the correct position, instead it wants to park at the mid point of it's sweep. Is this a normal problem? The motor clocks only one way. Help
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 05, 05:14 PM
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Re: Wiper Motor Parks at Mid Point

It sounds like the crank that goes on the motor shaft is 180* out of phase. Check it in the parked position. If the crank is pointing up, loosen the retaining nut pull it off of the shaft and turn it until it points down then retighten the nut. If it's pointing down, well you know.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 05, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Wiper Motor Parks at Mid Point

The crank was pointing down call it the 6:00 position. The wiper works correctly with the crank rotated to the 7:30 position looking forward. Motor replacement does not fix the problem, a replacement crank is identical. The linkage is in good condition and works freely. Relocating the wiper blade location on it's spline cannot fix the problem with the crank at 6:00 because it will first sweep down then up. Any other ideas?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 05, 05:48 PM
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Question Re: Wiper Motor Parks at Mid Point

Is the wiper motor located on the factory screw holes? If in the past somebody messed with the cowl panel, the screw holes may be out of place, twisting the motor CW or CCW from it's original location.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 05, 06:22 PM
 
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Re: Wiper Motor Parks at Mid Point

I just had my motor rebuilt and had the same problem. Unhook the wiper assembly,turn the key on,turn the switch onand let it cycle turn the switch to off and the motor is in the park position.Then just line up the assembly with the stud on the motor with the wipers down. It worked for me
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 05, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Wiper Motor Parks at Mid Point

Thanks for extending your experience and advice. I wound up reworking the slot in the crank for a 7:30 park position. It works great now.
Thanks again,
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