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  1. #1
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    Default Rear Wiper Symptoms

    Can someone tell me what the signs are that the rear wiper motor may be going bad? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voldog View Post
    Can someone tell me what the signs are that the rear wiper motor may be going bad? Thanks

    This sounds like one of those trick questions in grad school, that made everyone want to clam up and not answer. But hey, I was always the loquacious one. I'll bite.

    1) Wiper doesn't work.
    2) Wiper jerks spasmodically while in motion.
    3) Wiper rubber strips in tatters, kind of like Joe Biden's vision of the Constitution.
    4) Groaning noise from wiper motor.
    5) Groaning noise in trunk area, but from youthful passengers
    6) Look in mirror, see gremlin f'ing with wiper, like that classic "Twightlight Zone" episode about the plane crash
    7) I can go on and on in this differential diagnosis...

    Maybe you tell us what it's doing to speed things up?

    OTOH, and I'm not trying to be totally snarky; often these things can be fixed by checking connections, cleaning, and applying some dielectric grease.

    Or reading the Constitution.

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    Lol!! Sorry about that. The wiper stops usually at "full open" position. If I nudge it it goes back. Someone suggested to tighten the nut which I did. It kinda worked after that. Then it did it again and I tightened some more. So far its working again but not too optimistic.
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    04 Volvo XC70 5LT 120k "Floatey" Ruby Red, Valvoline 0W40
    07 Honda Accord V6 115k Silver, Napa 5W20 Blend
    07 Honda Accord L4 110k Bronze, Napa 5W20 Blend
    96 MB C220 L4 330k, 20W40

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