1998 Chevy Venture Turn signals/wipers

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 129,000 MILES
My turn signals stop working intermittantly and my wipers only work in the High position. I've replaced the turn signal arm assembly to no avail. Not sure if the two problems are even related.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Robert Yee
Skokie, IL
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Saturday, January 9th, 2010 AT 2:13 PM

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Tiny
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I doubt the two are related.

The resistor is probably the problem on the blower.
The blower getting full power will be on high speed.
When resistance is put on the motor it will slow it down depending on the particulat resistance. The 3 lower speeds are varied amount of resistance.

On the turn signals, I Would suspect the turn signal flasher. Do they clcik or anything?

It's on the underside left side of the dash near the steering column. Buy one beofre hand so you can see it easier and know what to look for.
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Saturday, January 9th, 2010 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
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I'm not having a problem with the blower. It's a problem with the wiper speed only operating on the High(fast)setting. Please advise.
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-Robert Yee
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 8:15 AM
Tiny
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Please accept my apologies for mis-reading.
Yes they are very likley related.

The GM vehicles of that period are notorious for the solder joints in the circuit boards to crack and cause the wiper motor to not work or work intermittently. Turn on the ign. Switch and the wiper switch and wiggle the connector at the wiper motor. If the wipers suddenly start working you have broken solder joints in the circuit board.

I knew a tech that did not usually do not replace the board, He used a lighted magnifying glass and a solder gun and resolder the broken joints.

You can verify this also my checking for power at motor/circuit board.

Napa carries the motor and circuit board as an assy. Other store may as well.
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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 5:03 AM

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