My windscreen wipers are not working. First one failed co...

My windscreen wipers are not working. First one failed completely and a cuple days later the other one is locking upp and only works sometimes. I am wondering if the problem is with the motor or something with the wires. Mecha...

My windscreen wipers are not working. First one failed completely and a cuple days later the other one is locking upp and only works sometimes. I am wondering if the problem is with the motor or something with the wires. Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor? There is power. One of them have power, put it locks upp sometimes Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2007 nissan qashqai Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? Going to try. Have not done anything yet. Wondering about buying a New motor. But dont want to waste the money if there is a electrical problem

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Thank you for helping me. My name is Herman.
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Hi Herman I hope you are well. Can you confirm that one arm stopped working on the front and then the other ?

I am fine thanks. Thats correct, one stopped completely and a cuple days later the other one started locking upp. If i pull it when it locks it starts working agian for a while
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Ok so it’s very likely that the motor is the cause now but I suspect the linkage is damaged and has caused the motor to fail . Also check the wiper arms are tight on the spindle

Alright. I Will take it apart and take a look. How do i know if the linkage is bad?
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You will see it will be broken or seized

The wires look pretty nice. One arm on the part that failed first had fallen off so that explains that. The motor seems to be working fine when the wipers are of. Is it posible that the motor is to weak to pull the wipers or do you think there is something wrong with the arms?
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It’s possible I would replace the linkage. First as it may be tight or jamming with the arm off

I think i found the problem! I can see that the loose arm could get stuck when the wiper is moving. This explains why the other wiper works sometimes, locks upp and then works agian when i pull on it.I Will work on putting the arm back on and i think that Will do it. The motor runs fine
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Everything looks good now. I Just have to put the bar for the Second wiper on, i Will find a way with some smart thinking. Thank you for the help and Quick responses! 10 out of 10!
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