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Faulty Windshield Wiper Motor

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$160.00
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. welded worn linkage socket to new motor shaft spline (1 reports)
1997 Saturn SW1 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1997 Saturn SW1 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052010

SW1 Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

30 AMP standard factory windshied wiper fuse did not prevent original wiper motor from burning out

I have been able to run wipers in heavy rain or snow, with 10 AMP fuse, need 15 AMP fuse in winter, during severe ice storms

Replace stock 30 AMP fuse, in right side of transmission console, with 10 or 15 AMP fuse now, before windshield wiper motor burns out

IF YOU DO NOT REPLACE 30 AMP WINDSHIELD WIPER FUSE NOW, YOUR WINDSHIELD WIPERS WILL PROBABLY FAIL IN A HEAVY RAIN OR SNOWSTORM, WHEN YOU NEED THEM THE MOST

replacing wiper motor can waste half a day, since it is under dash, below defroster ventwork and the motor will probably cost at least $80. Resetting windshield wipers to correct parked position was very time consuming, trial and error process.

JB cold weld has worked well - the original factory design is pathetic and designed to fail - very tiny fine brass motor spindle splines, inside steel? circular cutout wiper linkage connection,

the nut does really hold the linkage connection together tightly enough

- , Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

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