I have a 1996 Saturn SC1 with 56,000 miles. It has the standard 4 cylinder engine for that year. It also has an automatic transmission.
My wipers go on by themselves. I took it to the dealer when it first started happening (several months ago) and they couldn't find anything because it was intermittent.
Now it is doing it almost everytime I turn the ignition on. I used to be able to stop it by turning the engine or power to the car off, but that is working less and less. Sometimes the wipers will freeze in mid wipe and I have to hit the wiper lever to make them start up again. If I do manage to get them to stop, sometimes I will be driving along and out of nowhere the wipers will do a pass or two and then stop.
What is wrong with this car? Is it possessed? It's been a good car, it has low mileage for being 11 years old, and I'm struggling financially so I can't get a new vehicle. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Saturday, February 10th, 2007 AT 12:08 PM