How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

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A windshield wiper motor is a device used to remove rain, snow, ice and debris from a windshield. Almost all motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, trains, watercraft with a cabin, and some aircraft, are equipped with such wipers, which are usually a legal requirement. If the windshield wiper motor is not functioning correctly, the signs will include the wipers only moving at one speed and stopping in the wrong place, or not moving at all.

Part 1 of 1: Replacing a windshield wiper motor

Materials Needed

  • Allen set metric and standard sockets
  • Assorted pliers
  • Assorted screwdrivers
  • Brass hammer
  • Clip remover
  • Combination wrench set, metric and standard
  • Disposable gloves
  • Emery cloth/sandpaper
  • Flashlight
  • Metric and standard wrench set
  • Pry bar
  • Ratchet ⅜ drive
  • Seal remover
  • Socket set metric and standard ⅜ drive
  • Socket set metric and standard ¼ drive
  • Torque wrench ⅜
  • Torx socket set
  • Wiper removal tool

Step 1: Remove the wiper blades. You will have to remove the wiper blades in order to gain access to the cowl, which is where the windshield wiper motor is located. Use a windshield wiper removal tool to release the tension on them so you can remove them.

The cowl might have some clips holding it down. You will need to remove them using a clip remover or another suitable tool.

Step 2: Remove the old windshield wiper motor. Now that you have gained access to the wiper motor, you can unplug it and unbolt it from the wiper gearbox assembly that connects to the wiper blades. Once you remove that, then you can remove the motor from the vehicle.

Step 2: Install the new windshield wiper motor. Remount the windshield wiper motor back onto the wiper gearbox assembly. Bolt it back onto the cowl housing and plug it back in, then reinstall the cowl plastic and the clips.

Step 4: Reinstall the wiper arms. Once you have finished installing the new motor and putting the cowl back together, reinstall the wiper arms and wiper blades onto the wiper gearbox assembly.

Tighten them down to the correct torque. Make sure you put them in the correct location so that when you activate them they will clean the windshield properly. If they don't, you can always readjust them.

Replacing your windshield wiper motor is very important because this motor operates your wipers and allows you to clean the rain, snow and dirt off your windshield. If you want to get this repaired quickly and easily, YourMechanic can send a professional mechanic to your home or office to complete the windshield wiper motor replacement for you.


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Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Vytas was prompt and friendly. I was unsure about this service and was pleasantly surprised. I put off getting this repair for almost 6 months and in a matter of minutes it was done! Thank you.
Buick LaCrosse - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Orland Park, Illinois
The easiest experience of my life! Vytas was very helpful. Did exactly as was asked and was on time. Very pleasant first experience on Your Mechanic!

Irven

9 years of experience
56 reviews
Irven
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Hanover, Maryland
IRVEN DID A GREAT JOB. HE WAS TIMELY FOR THE DIAGNOSTICS APPOINTMENT, AND HE WAS ON-TIME FOR THE ACTUAL REPAIR APPOINTMENT DATE. HE AND HIS ASSISTANT (BROTHER) WERE VERY COURTEOUS, RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. I GIVE THEM THE HIGHEST RATINGS, AS A FIRST-TIME CUSTOMER. MR. T. COX

Steven

5 years of experience
22 reviews
Steven
5 years of experience
Honda Accord - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Orlando, Florida
Very attentive, professional, reliable, and completed everything in a timely manner. Will definitely recommend!

Devin

6 years of experience
10 reviews
Devin
6 years of experience
Volkswagen Jetta - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Kissimmee, Florida
Not only on time, but also called to see if he could get it done even quicker! Devin was great and would use him again!

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