Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
My windshield wipers quit working on my 98 Chevy Malibu. I don't even hear the wiper motor running, the arms are locked up (can't move them manually), and my fuses all seem to be good. I had this problem last year and replaced the wiper motor. Are there other things that can be wrong, or should I just replace the motor again?
Hi, you wont be able to move the wipers manually as they will be locked by the motor. There is only two obvious reasons why the motor should fail again. The new motor was a poor quality replacement or there is an underlying problem on the car like the wiper motor mechanism has excessive play or is stiff/tight and over working the motor causing it to fail. you need to have a proper check over before swapping it again.
Posted on Nov 23, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Windshield Wiper Arm
Pull up on the wiper arm, you will see a tiny little blade on the side of the wiper arm where it goes over the post, take a little screwdriver and pry that out board, this will release the arm from the post, it will be tight, wiggle the arm and pull straight out away from the post.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Before you go to the relay--see if you can scrub the fuse holders clean (for the horn and wipers). Remove the ceramic fuses, and take a stiff bristled brush and some rubbing alcohol to the contact surfaces. Vehicles I used to restore (from the South) that had been sitting a while had green oxidation on the fuse contacts that would cause intermittent opens on the circuit.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
This sound like some type of relay switch failure in the fuse box, you need check all the fuses and see if they're all intact and make sure none of them are burned out. If all these are not working you have a live wire some where in you wire harness
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
Hello jlwhelchel: My name is Roger and I will answer your question. Raise the hood locate the wiper motor. Remove the cover held on by three screws. Remove the cover. The cover is the module.
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Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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can be faulty wiper motor or blown wiper control fuse.
you hear any kind of noise when you starter the wiper function. If yes then
fuse is ok, but issue is wiper motor.
no movement at all and no noise then its blown fuse or shorted/loose wiper
control wiring: -----
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