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Offline maddog

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wiper glitch
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:34:54 PM »
i have an odd issue with my wipers that I can't seem to find the cause of and was hoping one of you might have an idea that I haven't thought of. My problem only seems to pop up when it's raining or if I use the washer for to long. When I turn on the wipers while it's raining my wipers only work on high but once it has stopped raining  for a little bit low and intermittent work again, I've been thinking it's a ground issue but can't figure out where it might be. So any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: wiper glitch
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 08:57:31 PM »
 Does the low and int. speeds start and quit and start again or not start at all ?
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Re: wiper glitch
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 09:47:24 PM »
Check the ground on the switch case.
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Re: wiper glitch
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 09:36:03 PM »
Does the low and int. speeds start and quit and start again or not start at all ?
they don't start at all till things start to dry up which is kind of confusing.
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Re: wiper glitch
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 10:07:31 PM »
The check out flow chart says to check continuity of wiper switch , governor , wiper motor and ground. Your looking for a broken wire or bad connection. If all checks are good then it says replace the governor. I'm thinking like you . I would start with the motor and check the ground and connections there . Reason is that is what would get wet unless you have a leak under the dash getting the governor wet.
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Re: wiper glitch
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 06:27:34 PM »
unless you have a leak under the dash getting the governor wet.
that would about be my luck and is what I'm almost expecting it to be as it does it when I wash the windshield to. And the last time it did it I was adjusting the windshield sprayers so that they would stop hitting the wiper arms and the motor and all the wires coming from it were dry so yay me I think I have another leak. :banghead:
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