Windshield Wipers Stopped Working

Tiny
PROWAN707
  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA

Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 107,589 miles

My car's windshield wipers stopped working, but you can still hear the motor working. Any suggestions?

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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 6:05 PM

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Tiny
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The wipers got a metal rod hooked to the motor. Since the motor is still running, maybe the rod got unhooked.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 1:03 AM
Tiny
PYRIMIDINE
  • 1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • MERGED

Automatic 150,000 miles

Hello,

My car's wipers have suddenly stopped working. Three days back there was a heavy snowfall followed by very low temperature. Ice was rock hard over wiper blades and I tried to turn on wipers to clean the windshield. There was a loud click like sound and since then wipers are not working. Is there any home remedy to repair this dysfunction? Though I can manually move wipers to clean windshield. When I manually place wiper blades on the middle of the windshield and then try to power on wipers, there is annoying clicking sounds as if something is trying to hold the wipers in place against the force.

I thank you very much in advance for your suggestions.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Check to see if there is power at the electrical connector. If so, then probably a mechanical problem with the wiper transmission. You could get a used one at a junk yard. If no power, then a fuse or relay.
Get a Haynes manual, it will help with the repair and diagnosis.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
VCHRAJU
  • 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA
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Automatic 107,000 miles

This issue is happening some times only, not always. When it is rain and cloudy, on switching on my car engine, Windshield wipers are switching on automatically, while driving it is going off and after some time while using breaks or accelerator again it is starting. If it is sunny day it is working fine. I am not sure what will be the cost. I need a Quote how much will be cost for problem identification and repair.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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First you have to identify the problem before the cost can be assesed. It sounds like a bad electrical connection that when wet is causing intermittent contact.

You will have to take to garage and find problem first, then get a quote.

It may be the entire cowl has to be removed and re-sealed, or simply replace a faulty connector.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
JMOI
  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
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My wipers stop working. I check the wiper motor and it is good, but the arms are not moving. What should I do?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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If you turn on the wipers and the motor works, but the blades do not work, you will have to remove the wiper transmission/linkage under the cowl. Look for rust/binding.
It is also possible the connection to the motor is loose causing a bind.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I have to replace the linkage.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
BOYA21
  • 1992 TOYOTA COROLLA
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My wipers do not work and the wiper motor is very hot. Check the fuse and nothing wrong, but replace it with a new one. Still the wipers do not work. What can it be?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Motor burned out from your description.

Roy

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
MARK74
  • 1991 TOYOTA COROLLA
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Front wheel drive manual 844,444 miles

The wipers do not turn on smoothly and keep on rubbing on the window screen. I have tried out thoroughly clean the window screen and changed a pair of new wipers, but the problem still persist.

I have tried out using windscreen cleaners solution as the wipers turn on, but after a few minutes the problem comes back again. Please help!

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
TIMSTOYOTA
  • 1994 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
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My windscreen wiper jets are not working. I have changed the bottle and tubes and made sure there are no blockages and it still will not work. Any answers?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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Could be the pump/switch for the wiper jets or no power to it-check fuse.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 4:33 PM

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