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Rear Window Wiper Stopped Working


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
130,488 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. remove, disassemble and apply a dry grease (1 reports)
2003 Saturn Vue windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 142011

Vue 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 130,488 miles


My 2003 Saturn VUE has a design problem with the rear window wiper.The mechanism works on electrical contact within the housing but the factory uses a huge amount of thick grease to lubricate the gear. This grease eventually makes it way onto the contacts and causes a short thus the wiper stops working. The fix is to remove, disassemble and clean/remove this grease, replace with dry lithium spray grease being careful to apply only to gears. The alternative is to replace with a new wiper costing over $250 which is of course ridiculous cost.

- , Newmarket, Ontario, canada

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