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  1. #1
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    Default Rear Wiper Question

    I noticed the the rear wiper occasionally gets stuck in the "open" position and I have to nudge to get unstuck. Before I start opening it up has anyone seen this and what might the problem be?

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    Usually that sort of problem is the wiper motor itself.
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    I battled with wife's XC's rear wiper for like a year. I think the motor shaft was seized, nothing was wrong with the cog wheel inside. Last time I disassembled it to lubricate I think I lost one of those flat washers and couldn't remember how it was shimmed in. I said screw it and removed the wiper, and fuse for the motor and pump and installed a glass bung for about $9 on eBay and realized I never really needed a wiper there in the first place. Actually looks pretty slick back there without the wiper arm.
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    I think there's an "end-of-travel" switch that reverses the polarity of the motor drive. That's where I'd look, or just go to the Pick 'n Pull and get the entire rear wiper mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voldog View Post
    I have to nudge to get unstuck.
    You might have a damaged gear inside

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