TRYING TO TS WHY MY LIFT GATE WIPER AND FLUID ...

  • Tiny
  • RPGreg
  • 1997 Saturn SW1
  • 100,000 miles

Trying to TS why my lift gate wiper and fluid pump aren't working. Tested Fuse 1 OK. Where should I check next?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 12:25 AM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Fuse 15 is for the lift gate release its a 10 amp fuse in the inside fuse box.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 1:10 AM
  • Tiny
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Found that Fuse 17? In my Interior Fuse Panel also controls rear wiper. That too tested ok.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 1:27 AM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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So you have a multi meter to do some testing?

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 2:09 AM
  • Tiny
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Yes. Tested Ohms at 20k and came up 0.00. Got whistle on continuity. ? Is continuity, right?

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 3:24 AM
  • Tiny
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Think I'm going to have to pull the trim off and test for voltage at the connector. Would I check for VAC or VDC or does it matter?

Greg

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 3:27 AM
  • Tiny
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I have 15 VDC at the connector. I'm trying to remove the motor asm, but can't figure out how to remove the pivot arm.

Greg

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 9:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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You have 15 volts DC at the connector?That's too high what is the voltage at the battery at idle?

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 12:36 AM
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Set my multeter to 600 VDC, touched my leads to pos and neg on battery and got a reading of 19.

Greg

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 1:58 AM
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That's way too much you have a bad multi meter or bad alternator. It should read 13-14 volts DC at idle at the battery.

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 9:45 AM
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Try setting the volt meter to 20 volts DC and see wat it reads?If it reads the same try a different meter.

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 AT 9:47 AM

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