How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Test Light
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $102.77 parts and labor

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  • Wiper motor is usually positioned in the engine compartment along the firewall.
  • Before proceeding your repair check the fuse whether it is defective or not.
  • Make your way to the wiper motor assembly, ask assistant to switch on the ignition and also the windshield wiper switch.
  • Make use of test light, inspect the motor is properly earthed and getting power.
  • Switch off the ignition and detach the negative battery cable.
  • Detach the wiper arm assembly and also the wiring harness from the motor.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the wiper motor and take it out.
  • Take a new motor and install it carefully. You can take help from the owner’s manual for proper torque setting.
  • Reconnect the wiring harness and wiper arm assembly to the new motor.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the negative terminal.
  • Check the newly installed motor and make sure it is properly installed.

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