Q: Windshield wipers stopped working

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My windshield wipers just stopped working all of a sudden

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. This can occur from a blown fuse, a failed motor, or a problem with the control switch. I usually check the fuse first to see if it has blown. If it has then I would replace it and see if there is any short in the electrical system. If the fuse is fine, then I would check for power at the motor to see if it is getting the correct voltage. If it is being powered properly then I would replace the motor. If it’s not, then further testing needs to be done of the control switch as it may have failed internally. If you would like to have your windshield wiping system inspected consider requesting a YourMechanic certified mechanic who can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your windshield system.

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