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How much does Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $160 $80.08 $79.99 14% $187.58
2011 Toyota Tacoma $273 $193.26 $79.99 9% $300.76
2009 GMC Savana 3500 $258 $178.48 $79.99 9% $285.98
2015 Cadillac Escalade $168 $64.50 $103.98 17% $204.25
2006 Land Rover Range Rover $281 $200.57 $79.99 8% $308.07
2015 Chevrolet Corvette $155 $66.76 $87.98 16% $185.01

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Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement Service

What is the windshield wiper motor and how does it work?

The windshield wiper motor is a small electric motor. A shaft coming out of the motor connects to a linkage/transmission assembly that converts the rotary shaft movement of the motor to the linear, back-and-forth motion of the wiper arms across the windshield. In addition to the windshield wiper motor in the front, some SUVs, vans, hatchbacks and station wagons have an additional wiper motor mounted in the tailgate to keep the rear window clear.

When to consider replacing the windshield wiper motor?

  • No wiper function at all. Windshield wiper motors can fail, but prior to replacing the motor, the mechanic will check its power supply.
  • Wipers don’t park in the down position. There is an internal switch in the wiper motor that keeps the motor powered after you have shut it off to ensure the wipers park in the right spot. If that switch fails, the wiper motor must be repaired or replaced.
  • Erratic or slow wiper operation. If the electric motor or the transmission have worn excessively, you might experience erratic, intermittent, or slow wiper operation.
  • Grinding or clunking noises. Excessive wear in the motor transmission or wiper linkages may cause noise. A mechanic will determine the cause of the noise before performing repairs.

How do mechanics replace the windshield wiper motor?

  • Remove the cowl and any covers over the wiper motor and transmission assembly.
  • Remove the plug harness to the motor and disconnect the wiper transmission arm from the wiper motor.
  • Remove the bolts holding the motor and transmission assembly to the body of the car.
  • Install the new motor. The plug harness is usually keyed so it can only be inserted in one direction. If not, the proper polarity must be observed. Bolt the motor to the car body.
  • Cycle the motor several times by turning it on and off to establish the park position, then re-attach the linkage transmission assembly to the wiper motor.
  • Install all covers, cowling, and so forth and test operation of the motor on a wetted glass only.

Is it safe to drive with a windshield wiper motor problem?

Yes. So long as the weather is clear and there is no rain, snow, or ice, it is safe. However, if the wiper motor is not functioning properly driving in adverse weather conditions is quite risky and may even be impossible in heavy rain, which will often completely obscure your view through the windshield. Due to the unpredictability of the weather, it is always best to have the windshield wiper system in good working order.

When replacing the windshield wiper motor keep in mind:

  • Never turn on the wipers if the windshield wiper blades are frozen to the windshield or their path is blocked by snow or ice.
  • When the wiper motor is replaced, all the linkages in the wiper system should be lubricated.
  • The rubber inserts in the wiper arm have a lifetime of about 1 to 2 years. Replacing the inserts regularly will make it safer to drive in adverse weather.

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Recent Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement reviews

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Daniel

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Daniel
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Very knowlegeable of the parts and functions of the car. Explained the inspection very well. Good recommendations.

Michael

4 years of experience
120 reviews
Michael
4 years of experience
Honda Civic - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Indianapolis, Indiana
Michael had to weld windshield motor replacement and took more time than he had expected. He did a great job and now I can drive my beloved 25 yr Civic on rainy days. Thank you!

John

27 years of experience
800 reviews
John
27 years of experience
Volkswagen Jetta - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Dickinson, Texas
I feel very confident in John's work. I will definitely be calling him for all of my car care needs!

Carlos

28 years of experience
404 reviews
Carlos
28 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Covina, California
Diagnosed the problem and it was something different than I originally thought. Saved me money with his diagnoses. Would have him work on my cars anytime.

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