1996 Chrysler Town and Country 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 104200 miles
Question #1- While the windshield wipers were in motion they suddenly stopped; we can hear the motor, however, the wipers will not move. The wipers had to be manually pulled down off the windshield to the off position. Do we need a new motor or could something could have come off track?
Question #2- Could this problem be related to the windshield wiper fluid motor? We recently purchased the vehicle and have been unable to get the water to come through the wipers.
1. The chances are the drive system, not the motor came off. It is possible the motor drive has rounded off but very rare.
2. No, I don't think the washer pump has anything to do with it. However if it was serviced, or the wipers were lifted and moved, this may have caused this problem. By accident. OK nice van
October, 25, 2009 AT 10:46 PM
Thanks. So will it be safe to just replace the motor to get the wipers working again?
October, 26, 2009 AT 11:21 AM
Replace the motor if the linkage(track) is attached. But the motor drive is not functioning properly. The linkage or track, may be at fault and the motor drive may be ok. Must be inspected. The washer pump is also controlled by the wiper multifunction switch but is not the cause of them not moving. Just not squirting cleaner, and washing. There are little hoses on the blades or hood for this. And a small pump in the washer resevoir pumps this fluid. Usually. Ok
Take the cowl and covers off to check before ordering anything. For each system.
That is best. Good motoring. Wiper motoring that is. Often, the linkage comes apart.