I do not have a manual and the wipers stopped working

Tiny
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  • 1990 DODGE SPIRIT
  • 150,000 MILES

I would like to check the fuses before taking to the shop, but I do not know which fuse. Can you describe which fuse controls the wipers?

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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 11:31 PM

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Tiny
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Each fuse has a pair of tiny holes on top where you stick the probe of a test light or voltmeter. Turn the wiper switch to "low" or "high", and turn on the ignition switch, then test both test points in all the fuses. You can ignore any where there is no voltage on both points, and any with voltage on both points are good. You are looking for a fuse with voltage on one point and not the other. It is much faster and easier to just pull each fuse out and look at it to see if it has blown.

If you do find one that is blown for the wiper motor, suspect the motor is shorted. You can prove that by unplugging it, then replacing the fuse. If the motor is shorted, the new fuse will not blow.

What is much more common than a blown fuse is a bad ground for the motor. With the ignition switch turned on, and the wiper switch on "low" or "high", measure the voltage on the case of the wiper motor. If you find anything other than 0 volts, add an extra ground wire. You are also likely to see the motor start to run when you push on it.

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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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  • 1993 DODGE SPIRIT
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Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 120,000 miles

My daughter used her wipers yesterday when there was very heavy snow to clear the window. Shortly thereafter the whole wiper system stopped working completely. I get no response at all when I turn the wipers on. What are the possible reasons and solutions?

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Friday, December 30th, 2016 AT 4:30 PM
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Hi,
I need you to check for power to the wiper motor. If there is power, chances are the motor burned up.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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Friday, December 30th, 2016 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
AIMEAGLE21
  • 1991 DODGE SPIRIT
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Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 95,000 miles

Hello, the wipers on my wife's vehicle stopped working the other day. We put on a different motor and still nothing. I checked the fuse and it is working normal. She uses the car to deliver the mail and really needs wipers but I cannot figure it out. Any ideas on what else to look for would be great. Also, I read another "answer" and they mentioned a ground connected to the motor but I do not see a ground on either the new motor or old motor.

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