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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
154,033 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace wiper motor (1 reports)
1998 Honda Civic accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012007

Civic EX 1.6L 4-cyl 16-Valve Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,033 miles


windshield wiper pauses half-way on intermittent setting

I never had the wiper motor fixed because the problem is that the intermittent setting paused the wipers half way, but then they would continue half-way. Definitely annoying, but for me, not worth $242 at the time. So I just either put the wipers on low or high. Or, if it was a light rain, I could deal with the wipers in a vertical position for a 5 or so second pause, until it went back down to the horizontal position. Annoying part is that sometimes it would pause at about a 45 degree angle, while I was turning the car. Never had it fixed, and it never really got worse than that.

- , Naperville, IL, USA

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