Windshield wipers not working

Tiny
JKOZER26
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
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Hi, I didn't drive my car for 3 days and left the windshield wipers halfway up. When I went to start my car today, the motor for the wipers was dead. I was wondering, did leaving the wipers up damage the motor or something else. I pushed the wipers down and was able to drive the car, but wanted to get a good idea of what it could be before I started looking for parts. Thanks
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 7:53 PM

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Tiny
ZACKMAN
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Hello, can you please check fuse #11, 20, 21 and 7 in the panel and three relays in the relay box under the hood left rear corner of engine compartment forward of strut tower that need to be checked as well.

Here are guides to help you test the fuse and the relays and the wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers,
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Monday, November 17th, 2008 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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I checked fuse #11 on the inside fuse box(which was fine) and found the external relay fuse box however, which fuses are the relay ones? This isn't clearly labelled in the manual. There are three black ones with no indicator. What would be the best way to check these?

Also, should I call the dealer and schedule an appointment if the fuses check out?
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Monday, November 17th, 2008 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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In the relay box, check #15 (40A), #22 (100A) and #23 (50A).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_04_Accord_Wiper_2.jpg



After reading the troubleshooting section of your wipers, I believe that it is best you set an appointment with your service person, as there are a few diagnostic procedure to perform to make sure which relay and/or body control module that has gone bad.
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Monday, November 17th, 2008 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
BELIKEGOD
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Thank you for this guide I checked it out and the problem was the switch! Got a new one4 for $67.00 and all set :) I love this site.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
MICHAEL.REESE
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My windshield wipers stopped working.
I've checked the fuses?

Any ideas on trouble shooting this.

Many thanks

Michael
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Michael,

Here are possible causes for the problem and a wiring schematic.

Wipers Do Not Operate In Any Position

1. Blown fuse No. 6 (30-amp) in dash fuse block.
2. Faulty wiper motor assembly.
3. Disconnected wiper linkage.
4. Faulty wiper switch.
5. Poor ground.
6. Check for open circuit in Green/Black wire.
7. Check for loose or disconnected terminals.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_WiperCircuit92AccordFig18a_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_WiperCircuit92AccordFig18b_1.jpg

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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AP78
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1997 Honda Accord

Hello,
I was driving in a rain storm earlier today and my wipers just stopped working. I have a suspicion that their connections are loose because they randomly "twitch" (they don't move more then 1 inch, and not very often). What should I be looking for and where should I start?
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi ap78,

Lift up the wiper arms from the whidshield and turn on the wipers. If it works and does not when the wiper arms are returned to rest on the window, the motor is bad.
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
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BOISRONALD
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My windsheild wiper does not work in interm, lo, or hi, but does work in mist with out park feature. Fuses good, tried new wiper motor and it does the same
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi boisronald,

Wiper system except the mist fuction is attached to the Driver's Multiplex System. If the switch and wiper motor is good, then you need to check the Multiplex System.

I have sent you a file with the diagnostics for the Multiplex System. Hope it is helpful.
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ATAK
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My windshield wiper arm inside the car is loose. The wipers sometimes dont come on, and sometimes come on at full speed. Once they come on just turning the switch off doesnt turn the wiper off, if you push the arm up it will stop. Is this in the motor, or the arm?
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
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TED-E-DEE
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You may have a couple problems. At the base of your wiper arms, where they connect to the pivot coming out the cowl, take off the plastic cover & make sure the nuts are tight. Do this 1st. If you still have a problem, you should use online mitchell 1 service manual. It's only 12.95 for a week & it will give you the tests you need to perform to find out if it is your motor or switch. It will give you the wire color & pin location to do all your voltage ck.'S & continuity tests. If you do not do that kind of work, you can print the info for someone you may know who can help you.
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi, I have a 1997 honda accord LX 4 door 4 cylinder 2.2 L engine. I was driving two weeks ago, and the wiper blades went far beyond the windshield to the left, and then ceased to operate. (Neither of them work) When I turn on the windshileld wipers from inside the car, I can hear the motor, but the blades don't turn. When I turn the windshiled wipers on high, I hear the motor louder. When I turn it on low, I hear it lower. I checked all fuses and they are all in working order. I checked the wiper arm, and the hole on the wiper arm, that fits onto the nut that sticks out of the car was a bit stripped. So I bought another one, and fitted it on the car, but the same thing happened, that is to say, I hear the motor, but the blades don't move.

The nut that the wiper arm fits on, does not spin when I turn on the windshield wipers from inside the car.

The windhield washer fluid comes out just fine, but the blades dont come on after I put the fluid on the windshield.

If I take apart the assembly that houses the wiper motor, what should I look for as far as a faulty system? What do you think is the problem with my windshiled wipers I have a haynes repair manual, but this does not address the problem.
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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 AT 6:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
IMPALASS
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Hello

I am not totally understanding what you fixed and what is still not working. When you turn motor on.look at the motor itself.it the attached pic is item 2 turning? If that is turning then your motor is fine.

If the other components are not and they are as you say, stripped - then they need to be replaced. There is a lot of force and torque on those......so if the linkage arms are a little off, they need to be replaced.

Does this answer your question?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture7_8.jpg

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 AT 6:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCNATURESTAR
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I found out that the problem is the wiper linkage assembly for the 1997 honda accord lx 4 cylinder.

How do you replace the bushings for the wiper linkage for the car? I have looked in haynes, and it does not tell me. I have removed the cover that protects the wiper motor. I have the wiper motor and the wiper assembly loose, but cannot lift it out of its housing. I cannot even find a wiper bushing at autozone or advance.

How do you replace the bushings for the wiper linkage for a 1997 honda accord?

Thanks. Cheryl
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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 AT 6:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
IMPALASS
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Hi Cheryl

Is the part you are talking about the #1 red arrow in the pic above? Is this the bushing you are talking about or where it goes?

I have looked in two different manuals no bushings

Depending on how it is worn (if you can take a pic so I can see it better) it may be better to replace the linkage. I show the dealer is about $78 for the linkage.

I have attached info on how to remove..does this help?

Again, in my experience if it is stripped where I think it is, the linkage needs to be replaced. You don't want this going bad on you during a rain storm.

Last, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you. I have attached them at the very bottom.

Open the hood, and remove the cap nuts and wiper arms. NOTE : Remove the wiper arms carefully without damaging the hood.


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Remove the hood seal and air scoop by prying out their trim clips.


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Disconnect the 5-P connector from the windshield wiper motor.
Remove the wiper linkage assembly by removing the three mounting bolts.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_3_46.jpg



Remove the three mounting bolts and the nut from the wiper linkage to remove the windshield wiper motor.
Install the windshield wiper motor in the reverse order of removal.


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Install the windshield wiper arms as shown.


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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_b_3.jpg

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