Mechanics

CHEVY WINDSHIELD WIPERS DO NOT WORK

2001 Chevrolet S-10

Electrical problem
2001 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 106000 miles

I own a 2001 chevy s-10 pickup truck with a 4cyl engine and it has 106,000 miles, my windshield wipers do not work, I checked all the fuses and even replaced them in case they were faulty and still nothing. What do you think is wrong and how much am I looking at?
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Sdd915
February 1, 2009.



Hello –

I have attached the check for you for the system. It may be the motor or the switch. I would do the below check and replace as necessary.

I would think it is most likely the motor.

TEST A: FRONT WIPERS INOPERATIVE IN ALL MODES
1. If wiper/washer system description and operation was reviewed, go to next step. If wiper/washer system description and operation was not reviewed, see FRONT WIPER/WASHER SYSTEM under DESCRIPTION & OPERATION.
2. Turn ignition on, engine off. Turn windshield wiper/washer through all switch positions. If wipers/washer operate correctly, check for and repair intermittent problem. If wipers do not operate correctly, go to next step.
3. Disconnect windshield wiper motor connector P100. Using a test light connected to ground, test terminal "C" (Yellow wire) for power. If test light illuminates, go to next step. If test light does not illuminate, go to step 7 .
4. Connect test light between terminal "C" (Yellow wire) and terminal "B" (Black wire) of windshield wiper motor connector P100. If test light illuminates, go to next step. If test light does not illuminate, go to step 8 .
5. Using test light connected to ground, test terminal "A" (Dark Green wire) for power. Activate windshield washer switch. If test light illuminates, go to step 10 . If test light does not illuminate, go to next step.
6. Disconnect windshield wiper/washer switch connector. Using test light connected to ground, test terminal "E4" (Yellow wire) for power. If test light illuminates, go to step 11 . If test light does not illuminate, go to step9 .
7. Repair open in windshield wiper motor accessory voltage circuit (Yellow wire). See Fig. 1 . After completing repair, go to step 12 .
8. Repair open in windshield wiper motor ground circuit (Black wire). After completing repair, go to step 12 .
9. Repair open in windshield wiper/washer switch accessory voltage circuit (Yellow wire). After completing repair, go to step 12 .
10. Replace windshield wiper motor. See WIPER MOTOR under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION.
11. Replace windshield wiper/washer switch. See appropriate STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES article. Go to next step.
12. Operate system to verify repair. If problem has been corrected, system is okay. If problem has not been corrected, go to step 3 .


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ImpalaSS
Feb 2, 2009.
Hello –

I forgot to answer one of your questions. You were wanting to know a cost. It depends on if you are doing it yourself or having it done. A wiper motor (if it is the motor) is about $80 dollars at AutoZone. If you are having it done it looks like about $377.


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ImpalaSS
Feb 2, 2009.