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Question Wipers almost want to work?

Howdy all, long time no see.
My car was parked a couple years and I just recently got it back on the road and my wife has been driving it one mile to work and back everyday. Since I put it back on the road the wipers don't work. They used to when I parked it. You turn them on and they will move a hair but that is it. Once in a great while they will go up and back down one time. What could that be? There is definitely power going to the motor because you can hear it even if it doesn't move.
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:06 AM
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What year what model? Earlier cars had a problem with the ground in the colum. Any noises?
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Ooops, sorry about that. It is an 86 944. No noises in the column. The motor works sorta. It is kinda like the wipers are slipping on the shaft. I haven't had a chance to look at it. With her driving it I honestly never think about it till it rains. It has been a pretty dry spring here in central Illinois and we haven't got much rain. I am off today and if she gets home early enough I will try to look at it and see if I can give clearer symptoms.
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Is the motor louder than it used to be? I bet your motor is going out. I went to a J.Y. and got a used motor for $75 instead of the $200+ for a new one.
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An inexpensive thing to check (if you haven't already) is to make sure the bolts that hold the wiper arms to the splined shaft haven't loosened up, allowing the splines to spin freely, and catch intermediatley.

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An inexpensive thing to check (if you haven't already) is to make sure the bolts that hold the wiper arms to the splined shaft haven't loosened up, allowing the splines to spin freely, and catch intermediatley.

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Vt hit it on the nose, I'd bet.. mine were slipping and... I tightened em... now... they don't slip..... at all.... sweet.
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