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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
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 $303 $223.08 $79.99 8% $330.58
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish $289 $209.49 $79.99 8% $316.99
2015 Jeep Patriot $213 $132.78 $79.99 11% $240.28
2013 BMW 750Li $657 $545.08 $111.98 5% $695.58
2011 Audi A6 Quattro $1016 $912.17 $103.98 3% $1051.92
2009 Maserati GranTurismo $240 $159.81 $79.99 10% $267.31

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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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Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Vytas was prompt and friendly. I was unsure about this service and was pleasantly surprised. I put off getting this repair for almost 6 months and in a matter of minutes it was done! Thank you.
Buick LaCrosse - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Orland Park, Illinois
The easiest experience of my life! Vytas was very helpful. Did exactly as was asked and was on time. Very pleasant first experience on Your Mechanic!

Scott

34 years of experience
609 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Hyundai Tucson - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Phoenix, Arizona
So kind, friendly and did a great job! I’d love to have Scott work on my car in the future. Thank you so much for replacing my windshield wiper motor.

Irven

9 years of experience
60 reviews
Irven
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Hanover, Maryland
IRVEN DID A GREAT JOB. HE WAS TIMELY FOR THE DIAGNOSTICS APPOINTMENT, AND HE WAS ON-TIME FOR THE ACTUAL REPAIR APPOINTMENT DATE. HE AND HIS ASSISTANT (BROTHER) WERE VERY COURTEOUS, RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. I GIVE THEM THE HIGHEST RATINGS, AS A FIRST-TIME CUSTOMER. MR. T. COX

Steven

5 years of experience
22 reviews
Steven
5 years of experience
Honda Accord - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Orlando, Florida
Very attentive, professional, reliable, and completed everything in a timely manner. Will definitely recommend!

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