Q: Windshield wipers getting stuck in random positions

asked by on

I replaced the motor on my windshield wipers, but they still get stuck in random positions.

Hi there. Even though you have replaced the wiper motor, there is an issue that most overlook. There is wiring that goes into the motor. If this wiring is corroded, this will cause your window motor to stop in random positions. I’d suggest having a certified mechanic diagnose your wiper issue further in person in order to find the wire(s) at fault. From this inspection, they will be able to perform the repairs needed to resolve the issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Windshield wipers getting stuck in random positions

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: My car vibrates when it's in gear, even at idle. There is less vibration in park or neutral.

Hi there. This type of vibration in my history has usually been the result of a weak, split, or broken engine mount or metal fatigue in the body. A visual inspection of the engine mounts can be a quick determination...

Q: Continuous misfire of cylinder 2

Cylinder compression in all four cylinders should be verified. Secondary firing patterns should be scoped to get independent verification (i.e., apart from what the OBD-II system might be reporting) that indeed the problem is just in cylinder no. 2. If...

Q: Light green fluid leaked out brake caliper when changing pads

If you opened the bleeder screw on the top of the caliper housing, or you loosened the bolt on the banjo style fitting that holds the flexible brake hose to the caliper, any fluid that leaks from those positions is...

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 Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.