What is the Windshield Wiper Motor all about?
A windshield wiper consists of a pivoting arm with a long rubber blade. The wiper motor is an electrical device that moves the wiper blades automatically for better visibility in all weather conditions.
Keep in mind:
- When the windshield wiper motor is replaced, all components of the wiper system should be checked.
- All facets of the wiper system should be lubricated when the windshield wiper motor is replaced.
How it's done:
- Inspect the wiper system.
- Test the fuse for that circuit.
- Test for power and ground at the motor.
- Remove and replace the faulty motor.
- Test for proper operation of the wipers.
If the wipers do not turn on, have your wiper system inspected as soon as possible for safe driving in inclement weather.
What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Windshield Wiper Motor?
- Windshield wipers do not move or move too slowly.
- Windshield wipers do not turn off.
- Windshield wipers operate on only one speed.
- Windshield wipers do not stop in the correct position.
How important is this service?
Windshield wipers are responsible for keeping your windshield clean and dry in adverse weather conditions. When you pull the lever on your steering column to activate your windshield wipers, the windshield wiper motor begins to spin. This motor powers the rubber windshield wiper blades, which run across the windshield and remove any water and debris. When the windshield wiper motor dies, there will be no power to the windshield wiper blades, and they’ll stop moving. As a result, your windshield will not be cleaner or dried off, and you will have virtually no visibility if you are driving in the rain, snow, or dust.