Windshield wipers not working, no noise, no movement, nothing

Tiny
RTHOMAS621
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
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  • 76,000 MILES
Windshield wipers will not work, nothing, no noise, no movement, etc.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:31 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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It sounds like you have a fuse or relay out here are guides to help you run some easy tests to see if any have failed.

Here are the guides.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Here are the wiper fuse and relay locations see where you are losing power my guess would be one of the three relays that run the system.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please run some tests and get back to us.

Cheers
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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Thanks,

I will give it a try.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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Swapped the relays. Can hear the relays click in when the car is off, but no motion on the wiper motor at all. Thoughts?
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Can you test for power at the motor with the switch on please?
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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Ras,

With the engine off, but the main power switch on (as though the car were running), I can move the wiper switch through its positions and hear a click from the relays. It seems like maybe the switch and relays might be okay and it may be a bad wiper motor? So I replaced it with a rebuilt one and WOW works great. Thanks for your help I love this site.

Best, Tom H.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Cheers
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
GUNNIGAL
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My windshield wipers worked just fine last night, but this morning they would not move. I took them in to be looked at and I was told it was an electrical problem and that an entire fuse box needed to be replaced, for a grand total of about $570.00. That seems a bit much to me. Is there anything else it could be or any other alternative?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Get another opinion and or estimate. Ask another local shop to take a look at it for you and make sure that the wiper motor has a good ground.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
REDHEAD4383
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My right passenger side windshield wipe does not work. It will not move. Tries to move but cannot. How to fix and what it will cost and how hard it is to fix it?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I was changing my radio in my car. I bought the special dash kit and everything for it. We got it hooked up and went to turn it on to check it out, but when we did the radio would not come on. So we figured there was something wrong with the radio until we discovered the windows wouldnt roll down, the windshield wipers will not work, the power locks do not work, along with the interior lights, trunk release, and speedometer. So we checked the fuses and they were all fine. We unplugged the negative on the battery for about fifteen minutes and tried again, but it still is not working. Do you have any idea what happened or how to fix it?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Most likely is your wiring. Re check it. Check all fuses with a test light, not a visual check.

Roy
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHN FARRELL
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The driver side windshield wiper on my car has quit working. Passenger side works fine.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PROTECH1980
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Make sure nut that holds wiper on is tight and has not loosened, if okay suspect wiper assembly arm popped off or is broken.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TAMPAC
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When you put it in gear the windows stop working, the delay windshield wipers do not work the rear defrost does not work. But when you put it in park everything starts back working. Then goes back out when you put the car back into drive. My Car is a GL model with a 3.0 liter engine.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:31 PM (Merged)
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DADJRFOUR46
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My delay wiper do not work sometimes they come on then they stop working. I have low and high speed?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GEORGE HART
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Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 175,000 miles

just driving along and wipers quit working. Under dash wiper fuse is good.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STAMINA254
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Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 80,000 miles

Hey, I was trying to install a new stereo in my car, but I guess I cut all of the wrong cables. Well the problem I am having now is that my windshield wipers, automatic windows, and automatic locks do not work and the alarm keeps flashing on and off. What do I do?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 4:31 PM (Merged)

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