Windshield wipers not working

Tiny
TALLCAPER
  • 2001 BUICK LESABRE

Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 120,000 miles.

Brand new owner of this car so I have no past history. Got the car home and no wipers working at all, any thoughts? Also the airbag light is on, as well as the service engine light. With the service engine light would you lean towards emission/oxygen sensors more on this, or should I have it hooked on to a code reader?
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 7:41 PM

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Tiny
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As far as the wipers, check to see if you are getting power to the wiper motor.

As for the check engine light, have the computer scanned at a nationally recognized parts store. Most will do it for free.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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Changed the wiper motor with one from a junk yard, all positions work properly but when you turn them off altogether there is a twenty second pause then they come back on and wipe every four seconds until you turn off the motor. I was told causally that it could be the wrong motor all together even though it fits perfectly.
On the engine lights I am waiting to borrow a code reader to see what is doing.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
BRITERZ
  • 2003 BUICK LESABRE
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There was a big snowstorm, and then my windshield wipers would not work properly. They only twitch when I turn them on. I tried to tighten the screw, but that only made them move less. What is wrong with them, and is it possible to fix them myself?

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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With the caps off that cover the pivot, are the shafts moving but just not the arms? If the shafts move, the arms are stripped which is common when the wipers are used in snow.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
OTISA
  • 2003 BUICK LESABRE
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Windshield wipers will not work, but motors okay.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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Are you getting power to the wiper motor? Have you checked fuses?

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
JIMBO59
  • 1993 BUICK LESABRE
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Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 132,000 miles.

Started car covered in ice and did not know wiper switch was on! Checked fuses, okay. Checked for power to the wiper motor none. Does it use a relay and where is it? Or is there a circuit breaker hiding under the dash somewhere? The washers stopped working too.
Thanks for the information.
Jim

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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No circuit breaker, just one fuse 25A. Try this diagnostic.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_93lesabrewiper1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_93lesabrewiper2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_93lesabrewiper3_1.jpg

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Zackman for the information on the Buick, I will use
it and get back to you.
Jim

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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Any time.

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