2009 Volkswagen Golf wiper failure

Tiny
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  • 2009 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 2.0L
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 90,000 MILES
I have a 2009 volkswagen golf and I had just finished cleaning the snow off my car. I hopped in and turned on the wiper blades and saw there was still snow and ice on them. Stupid me grabbed the windshield wiper while the motor was still running and it stopped moving. Now the motor runs but the wipers dont move. They are not stuck in one position, I can move them freely with a bit of tension on them. How do I fix that?
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 9:49 AM

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Tiny
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Follow the wiper arm down to where it connects to the wiper motor. Chances are that the nut which attaches them to the motor has come loose.
Turn the wipers off, move the arms into the "park" position (where they are supposed to be when the wipers are off), tighten the nut. Test the wipers to see if they operate and park properly.

Let me know if this is the case.
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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A4 or A5 body style?

They will probably need info on how to gain access to the motor.

Thomas
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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No that wasn't the case.I did that and sprayed wd40 on it and it did not work.I saw a loose nut right below the right wiper blade under the cover guard.I haven't been able to take the cover off of it to reach it so I'm not too sure what it's from
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 4:38 PM
Tiny
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If you haven't got the cover guard off yet, then you did not understand what
he meant. The "main" nut on the motor that secures the "rotating arm" that
the wiper "links" are attached to.

Have a look at the "generic" picture I attached.

#2 in the last image at the bottom right.

Thomas
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Okay I understand. Do I need to pull the wipers completely off to pull the guard off or can I remove the guard without doing that?
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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Wipers have to come off. You can try to work under the plastic guard
by having someone lift it, but you might end up breaking it.

I'm sure the experts will be able to supply more info if need be.

Thomas
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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Okay thanks alot.I appreciate the help big time. Its hard to find help on automotive service without paying an arm and a leg so thank you very much
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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 AT 6:04 PM

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