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Windshield streaking is not only annoying, it can actually build up a real visual obstruction when driving. Before throwing in the towel and having the streaks professionally cleaned, there are...
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When dirt or debris lands on your windshield while driving, your immediate reaction would be to use the wiper fluid spray to clear it. If your car’s wiper fluid doesn't...
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Car windshield wiper blades help you see what's ahead when you're driving in bad weather. Use the right size of wiper blade to stay safe on the road.
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Windshield wipers go bad when there is streaking on the glass, screeching sounds, or bouncing blades on the windshield.
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How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Arm
Properly working windshield wipers are essential to safe driving. A dirty windshield can drastically affect your ability to safely drive your vehicle by making it hard to see obstacles...
How to Replace an Intermittent Wiper Relay
If the windshield wipers function on high and low but do not work on the intermittent setting, then your intermittent wiper relay may be faulty.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor
Car windshield wiper motors remove water and debris from car windshields. If windshield wipers move at one speed or stop moving, replace the motor.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Module
Car windshield wiper modules control the wiper speed. If windshield wipers aren't working, replace them immediately.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Linkage
Car windshield wipers have a link between the motor and the wiper arm and blade. This wiper linkage can get bent and should be repaired immediately.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Blade
Car windshield wiper blades need to be replaced if you see streaks or hear scraping. Keep wiper blades in good condition to maintain good visibility.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Arm
Car windshield wiper arms hold the wiper blades. If windshield wipers leave streaks or make noise, it's time to replace the wiper arms.
How to Replace a Combination Switch Assembly
Combination switches include the control of turn signals, windshield wipers, windshield washers, and high beams. Faulty switches can cause accidents.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch
Car windshield wiper switches keep windshield wiper blades working effectively to keep car windshields clear.
How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Gearbox Assembly
Windshield wipers keep car windshields clear of rain and debris. The wiper gearbox transfers power from the wiper motor to the wiper arms.

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I started my car today and realized that the wipers, signals, lower driving lights and heater blower had all stopped working.
Hello and thanks for your question. there could be a blown fuse for the ignition switch or relay. Plus, look under the hood for any rats or field mice nests. Field mice like to chew through wires causing all kinds...
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Instrument panel lights on and rear wiper not working. What do I do?
Volkswagen (later models at least) use a power distribution unit (PDU) that aggregates the usual fuse box items onto larger current supply wires, which then have much larger fuses (i.e. 25, 50 100 amps). It is possible that swapping the...
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Intermittent wiper speed setting is not working
The problem could be the intermittent wiper module in combination with the wiper switch or in the wiper motor itself. Problems occur with both of these components and only a component pinpoint test can narrow down the problem for you...
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Windshield wipers are not working
Hi and thanks for your question. It is notorious for the wiper blade arms to strip out on the wiper motor drive rod. Check to see if the motor is turning the drive rod. If the drive rod is moving,...
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Electrical
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your inoperative electrical components, may just be blown fuses. The fuse is in a circuit to protect the circuit. If, there is a short to ground, the fuse will burn. You could...
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Front wiper stopped working and is making a ticking noise
Hi there. From the description you have given, it would appear, the front wiper motor may still be operating. The ticking noise could be, the motor turning and wiper linkage is disconnected. You could attempt to get a visual through...
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I have a VW Polo Classic 1.6. Wipers are wiping about 5 to 10 cm and stop. What would be a problem?
Hi. This usually means there is a problem with the wiper transmission being worn-out or the place were the wiper arm attaches is worn-out, too. The wiper motor turns the wiper transmission, which allows the wiper blades to wipe the...
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Power window, signal light and wiper malfunction after rain water got inside my car.
Hi there. Usually when electrical components inside the vehicle become wet, it will only take one exposed wire to short out a relay or fuse panel. There are several electrical components that operate all of these systems that may have...
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My car's windshield wiper only works sometimes
Hello. Most of the time on this vehicle the reason why the wipers stop working is because of the park sensor for the wipers. This detects the position of the wipers and that is used for operation. If the sensor...
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Wipers stopped working while driving in the rain.
Hi. The first thing to check is the fuse. If the fuse is good, you can use a test light to make sure there is power at the fuse and to the wiper motor. Simply touch the test light to...
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Ford Mustang wiper motor
Hello there. The wiper motor is a critical portion of the wiper assembly. The wiper motor is the electronic motor that is responsible for moving the wiper linkage back and forth on your windshield. Without the wiper motor, the system...
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The metal piece that attaches the rear windshield wiper to the car
Hey there. This piece is called the wiper arm. They can be purchased from most auto parts stores. If you need to have a wiper arm replacement taken care of for you, a qualified technician from YourMechanic can come to...
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The front wipers doesn't work
Hello. The best thing to do is to further test the system for the voltage supply. You need to locate the component or wire that is dropping the voltage. If the motor is not receiving any power on any speed...
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The ABS is faulty and the wipers, speedometer, and rev count are acting erratically
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. First, check the battery for any corrosion or loose cables. Then, check the fuses in the fuse box for any burned fuses. Check under the dash for any loose wires or loose grounds that...
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I'm replacing the wiper motor/pulse board assembly.
Hello - yes, it is possible that you have locked down a pivot point or other piece of the linkage that is meant to turn or rotate. Try loosening pivot point nuts/bolts, and retry the motor. Unfortunately, this is one...
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Missing windshield wiper
Hey there. You will need a wiper arm and a new wiper blade. There is something else that you need to look at before you install the wiper arm. The round part that protrudes from the base of the windshield...
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The windshield wipers won't work with car started.
It sounds like you may have a weak battery producing a weak current when trying to start the vehicle. This may be caused by the battery itself being weak or potentially by a failing alternator not charging the battery properly....
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I have no dash instruments (radio, wipers, heater) but the car does crank and run
To find the solution to a problem like this it would be best to start where the power comes into these systems. The interior fuses should be checked and a technician can check for power flow to the components that...
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How do I remove the cowl panel on a car windshield wiper arm?
Hi there - to clarify, yes - once you have removed the nut which holds the wiper arm on to the splined shaft, yes, you can remove the wiper arm with the removal tool, then re-install the wiper on the...
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How do I check the window wiper switch?
The most common cause of the windshield wipers intermittent wipers do not work or it is only working intermittently is the multifunction switch. The switch incorporates the turn signals and flash to pass for headlights. I would recommend having a...

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