Windshield wiper will not work

Tiny
DLANDVW2
  • 1995 FORD RANGER

Four cylinder two wheel drive manual 100, 00 miles

I got such good help on here the last time, I will throw this out there. I flip the control switch for the windshield wipers, but nothing happens. I have checked fuses/relay switches, they seem fine. How can I tell if it is the motor for it or the actual control on the steering wheel that is bad? Or any other ideas on how to test to see what might be wrong?

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 3:20 PM

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Tiny
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Hi, check voltage at motor connector on red wire then wiper on high, check dark blue/orange, then on low white wire. Check for ground on all black wires.
Let me know.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
DAVID LOOPER
  • 1999 FORD RANGER
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  • 145,000 MILES
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My side door was stuck, so the dinging sound like a door was open was going off for awhile. Once it stopped my windows would not roll down, my speedometer stop working, my windshield wipers stopped working, and my four wheel drive would not kick in. I checked my fuses and they all look fine.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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Have it scanned the GEM module may be messed up.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:38 PM
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DAVID LOOPER
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Alright, thank you.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
CARL777
  • 1997 FORD RANGER
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Four cylinder two wheel drive manual 121,000 miles

sometimes the wipers quit working except on high, and when that happens, the warning system through the ignition also fails as well as the hazard lights.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:38 PM
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RANGERDANGER17
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That is a bad wire somewhere in your dash grounding out and temporarily short circuiting the other switches. Also, check your fuses in the dash.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:38 PM
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GRIFFUS
  • 1994 FORD RANGER
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My wipers do not work, but the interval windshield wiper governor clicks. How do I fix wiper problem?

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
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Check the wiper motor.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
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I found bad ground on wiper motor. :) Thank you

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
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No problem man :D

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
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ALEX7772006
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I just got my wipers engine replaced about two month ago. Now my wipers stop working completely when I turn my switch on my wipers do not work.
The I push the button so it makes spray water on my windows wipers still does not work, but water comes on the window.
Anyone have any ideas?

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
SERVICE WRITER
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Check for power getting to the wiper motor. If there is power there when the switch is on, the wiper motor failed prematurely. If no power is getting to it, check back at the switch.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
JONES.CHIRS
  • 1996 FORD RANGER
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Four cylinder Two Wheel Drive Manual 130,000 miles

what would cause your windshield wiper to stop working? I put a new switch assembly on and it still does not work.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
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Wiper motor possibly.
Check for power and ground at the wiper motor connector. Suspect wiper motor.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
JKSR101
  • 1996 FORD RANGER
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Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 122,000 miles

Windshield wipers do not work. I was told the wiper motor was okay, but no power was going from power fuse box to the wiper motor. Once the power box was bypass the wipers worked fine.
Any answers I hope?

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
JAKESEEBACH
  • 1996 FORD RANGERFORD RANGER
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4x4 with the 4.0 V6, manual transmission and 130, 00 miles

My truck has started this latest problem about a year ago and everyone that I have talked to just scratches their heads.

When the inside cabin temperature is below say forty degrees, the wipers and radio will not work. After the cabin temperature raises to a rather warm temperature, both will come on simultaneously. All other gauges and instruments work fine, just not the wipers and radio.

Please help!

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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
BRENDA240
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Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 200,000 miles

yesterday on my way home from work I turned my windshield wipers on and halfway home the blade on the driver side stopped working and the other one works just fine. How do I fix this?

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