Wipers have stopped working

Tiny
BIGJOE
  • 1992 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 180,000 MILES

The wipers stopped working when it was being driven home during a storm, the wipers were being turned on and off due to intermittent rain, when they stopped.I bought a new wiper motor, but that did not work after I installed wiper motor stopped working. Replaced wiper motor, still does not work. What else could be wrong? Wiper switch? Where is it? What number fuses could be blown, none looked bad, but I did not pull for a close look.

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:05 AM

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Tiny
FIXITMR
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Test them for power rather than just look see.

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:33 AM
Tiny
FIXITMR
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Also, make sure wiper motor has good ground.

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:35 AM
Tiny
TRAVISR.
  • 1990 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

V8 two wheel drive automatic 210,000 miles

I have tried replacing the wiper motor, the wiper switch, I have checked the relay and fuse. I cannot figure it out. I know there is no power getting to the motor because when I connected the new motor it did nothing. When I turn the switch it makes one click like its trying to send power to the motor. I need help! Thanks!

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Make sure you have good ground at the wiper motor itself. Run a good test ground and check. Be careful with your finger as they may get cut. Be careful and safe.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EINSELE
  • 1992 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES

We have tried several things, tried rotating them, replaced the wiper control module AKA governor. We have taken the multi function switch apart, the motor seems to be working. What else can we try? We are not able to locate the wind latch tab that we saw on your website. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. When we started have the problem we could hear a ticking noise that seemed to be coming from under the dash. Very frustrated.
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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check the wiper motor relay.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM (Merged)
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PEPPERWHITEBOY
  • 1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

Two wheel drive automatic

My wipers quit working. Everything else on control works, dimmer, turn signals, washer etc.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM (Merged)
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JAMES LUSTER
  • 1999 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

Automatic

The windshield wipers on this car only work sometimes. Is this a problem with the motor and can I replace it myself? Can anyone provide a diagram of how it is done?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM (Merged)
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ELYNNC1268
  • 1992 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

V8 front wheel drive automatic 120,000 miles

The wiper motor and switch have been replaced the fuse tested good. The wiring was tested by a mechanic who says its good. But they do not work. Is there a wiper delay module I can check or do you have any other suggestions?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1992 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 100,000 MILES

How do I troubleshoot wipers that are not working?
They are not working.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 6:27 PM (Merged)

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