Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Windshield wipers stopped working

asked by on

My windshield wipers just stopped working all of a sudden
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 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 is 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 YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your windshield wiper system.

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

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: O2 sensor

The oxygen sensors are part of your emissions system and read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in the exhaust. Based upon this reading, this information is relayed to the car's ECU...

Q: DTC's:P0301- P0306, besides the coil packs and plugs, what else can I check to resolve this problem?

Hi there. Our website has many resources that will help you understand these codes and what they mean. In regards to the P-0300 to 0306 codes, that indicates random misfires are present. Read this article to learn more about the...

Q: Brake pedal going all the way to the floor.

The pedal going down to the floor usually indicates a loss of hydraulic pressure. Possible causes include a leaking brake hose, a dysfunctional caliper, or a wheel cylinder. Also a master cylinder leaking either externally or internally will cause the...

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 Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...