Wipers stop working

Tiny
PIPPY
  • 1993 SATURN

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic

checked number six fuse 25 amp okay. Hear humming noise when turn wipers on, but they will not work. Please help.

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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
1993 SATURN SL1
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I had a similar problem. Was not electrical. It was the nut that mounts the wiper transmission arms to the motor, it had come loose. Also, the transmission arms were seized with rust which is why the nut came loose to begin with. I went to the salvage yard and got the transmission system for $75.00 instead of the $400.00 Saturn was asking. It took some doing but, with the help of the Haynes manual managed to replace it myself ( I am not mechanically inclined)

If it is not the wiper motor, which I went through too (sounds like it is not)

It involves removing exterior the wiper cowling from below the windshield (got fiddle with the hood up and down when pulling this off.)

On the right hand side there will be a whole that Leeds under the dash area, this is where the wiper motor is. You will see the nut and wiper arm transmission, careful that the swing arm is in the 9:00 position before tightening the nut or your wipers will not cycle properly.

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
AWILLIAM
  • 1992 SATURN

Are there any known common failures that would stop the front wipers from working?
Is there a fuse? If so where might I find one. This is my daughters car and she can not afford a major expense.

Suggestions?

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DODGE89
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It could be a fuse, the fuse will be with the fuse box. Usually under the drivers side dash? Not quite sure. If its not a fuse then the motor for the wipers went. It does not cost too much if you get it from a junk yard. This should be a easy/cheap fix. Either way.

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AWILLIAM
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Problem turned out to be the the nut on the drive motor came off and the linkage popped off. Just had to reattach it.
Thank you

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DARTSDUNE
  • 1992 SATURN SATURN

Hello, was driving (in the rain) today and my wipers stopped working. The driver's side wiper stopped in the middle of the windshield, and the passenger went do to the off position. I can move the driver's side wiper with just my hand across the windshield, but the passenger will not move.

Any ideas?

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PEPPERMRJ
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Something in the linkage came apart.

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PIPPY
  • 1993 SATURN

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 12,200 miles

wiper will not work. Please help!

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,
Check fuse number six first (25 Amp)

Mark (mhpautos)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_fuse_2.jpg

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PIPPY
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Where is the diagram for fuses located the one showed me is not under hood maybe driver side dashboard? Let me know exactly and is it easy to access.

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PIPPY
  • 1993 SATURN

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 122,000 miles

wipers just stop working while car was parked running sounds like can here motor when turn on moves by hand pretty easy, but when turn on will not work. Please help.

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Friday, January 13th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Cannot open private message. Can you help?

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