Windshield wipers stopped working properly

Tiny
NICKKOURK
  • 1989 FORD F-250
  • 15,000 MILES

About a year ago windshield wipers stopped working properly. Intermittent and slow speed do not work and fast speed works slower than normal, but only back and forth three or four times before stopping altogether. Must turn switch off and back on before wipers work again. I have changed motor and switch twice each and voltage regulator with no improvement.

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 AT 11:20 PM

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Tiny
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Check the ground going to the body from battery and engine to body. Also, check switch to see if properly grounded. Also, check the three things I have pointed out in diagram. You may have a bad interval governor.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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Forgot diagram.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
STOFF_187
  • 1999 FORD F-250
  • 111,432 MILES
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My windows will not roll down, windshield wipers do not work and the radio does not work. I checked all the fuses and relays do not know what else to do? I am not mechanically inclined so this is become a growing headache. I believe it to be a combined issue.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Re check all fuses with a test light. You have one bad somewhere.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, I had them all checked with test light swapped out fuses from the owner's manual specs, still did not help.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Test light cannot check an alternator. You need to have it load tested as it sounds the voltage regulator is not working. It should keep the voltage at 14.5 volts with a load or not.

Roy

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
JLEWIS007
  • 2004 FORD F-250
  • V8
  • 120,000 MILES
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The driver side wiper sprayer does not work on my truck. The passenger side works fine. How difficult is it to repair/replace the wiper sprayer system?

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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It is probably just a plugged up spray nozzle. Get a fine piece of wire and clean it out.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
  • 1993 FORD F-250
  • 84,000 MILES
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Wiper delay does not work right all the time.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
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You need to have the wiper control module the interval governor checked and tested located at right of steering column.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 5:17 PM

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