The nylon ball socket breaks out of the steel rod and the rod just falls down. I found a good one at a junk yard for my car, but some were already broken. Use two flat head screwdrivers to evenly lever the junk yard rod off of the wiper motor ball so you don't break a good one you find.
Oh, and you may want to take pictures of the wiper linkage at the junkyard before you take the rod off. It helps to get the assembly put back together right.
So I have determined that my wiper combo switch is working properly and I can audibly hear the wiper motor function when the key is in the 2nd position and the engine is off...it even gets louder and faster when the wiper switch is in the fastest speed setting.
This leads me to believe that something in the linkage is broken..possibly part # 12 and #11? are they connected or seperate? Does part # 12 have the "plastic/nylon pivot" included at the end? I guess I wont know until I take the wiper cowl off asap.
Does part # 12 have the "plastic/nylon pivot" included at the end?
BTW, I replaced mine with a junkyard part and that one broke a few months later. Online parts vendors charge ~$25 (shipped) for this part new vs. $5 or $10 for a used one at a junkyard. I'm getting a brand new one.
Well I dont feel that the motor is bad, since it properly swept the windshield when I got the old broken rods to briefly stay on.
Is there a particular procedure to installing the wiper motor on the linkage?
when I installed it, I aligned the arrow on the bracket which connects to a rod, and the three lines on the linkage...but once I installed the arrows automatically started facing the opposite direction and not the lines????
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