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Q: Windshield wipers don't work

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The windshield wipers don't work.

A: Hi there. If the wipers stopped working on ...

Hi there. If the wipers stopped working on all speeds then the wiper motor may have failed. I typically start with checking the voltage at the motor to see if it is present. If it is not then there may be a wiring issue. If there is voltage and if there is a signal from the wiper switch then the motor would need to be replaced.

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