Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Windshield wiper assembly question.

asked by on

I replaced the windshield wiper assembly know my wife's car but now it won't wipe the window like it should. On the old linkage that I took off there were some black plastic pieces with a piece of plastic that stuck up like an L. The new one didn't have that in it and I was wondering if that was the reason that it's not working properly.

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

If you got the replacement parts from an auto parts store, you might want to verify that the replacement parts were for the right model and year of Pontiac Sunfire (as this is a common problem with auto parts stores). If they were aftermarket parts, it’s very common for fitting issues to occur since they’re often made for multiple manufactures and tend to have these fitting and operational issues. You might also want to check the bottom mounts where the wiper motor was installed to ensure there isn’t an extra plate below that is causing the motor to fit incorrectly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I got my brake booster replaced that same day I noticed my brake pedal being to high up hard to push up and the shifts no respond

Hi there. Honestly, I'm somewhat confused as to why the brake booster was replaced by the repair shop, when your vehicle was 100% perfect taking it to the shop. The symptoms you have described are that of a failed brake...

Q: squeal sound from rear passenger wheel when driving bumpy roads

The noise is probably brake or wheel bearing related. If brake related, it might be due to the brake pad wear indicator contacting the rotors. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic...

Q: Why does my car keep stalling?

You did not state the engine you have, but I would suspect that you have a problem with the ignition system since the vehicle restarts again after cooling a few minutes. A scan of the computer may show a problem...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...