Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: wipers wont work properly

asked by on

wipers will not turn off in off position. need to be on low speed for them to turn off but will resume when cars shut off. replaces on/off switch and blinker switch. what else could it be?

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you already replaced the switch then the wiper motor transmission is the most common failure to keep the wipers on with this vehicle. You should have the wiper motor and transmission replaced. Replacing these components should fix the problem. If you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can assist you with the replacement of your windshield motor and transmission. Good luck.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. wipers wont work properly

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: wippers stopped working checked fuse seams ok

The recommended diagnostic is a non-working wiper inspection. The mechanic would determine if power is reaching the wiper motor when the steering column mounted switch is in the "on" position. If there is power to the motor, and yet no...

Q: Second gear misshifts when I drive, all other gears are fine.

Hello. A transmission coming out of gear is most often caused by worn transmission components. It may be possible that the synchronizer rings, which are meant to smoothly mesh the gears inside of the transmission, have worn out and are...

Q: Car not starting

Based on your description it is most likely the starter. However I would not eliminate the battery without fully testing it. I would recommend hiring a qualified mechanic to test your battery for proper voltage and charging. I would also...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.