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Q: Switch not operating wipers

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The driver's side wiper is not working properly. I can move it freely by hand, but it barely moves when I use the wiper control switch.

The wiper arm itself may be loose where it connects to the plastic cowl. Or the wiper transmission (where the arm connect to under the cowl) requires replacement. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can assist you in proper diagnosis and repair.

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