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Wipers stop in vertical position instead of horizontal. What do I need to replace or repair?

I tried repositioning the arms but that didn't work. The will position correctly on intermittent but when I turn the off they return to the vertical position.

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U need a new parkpawl witch is mounted on the wiper motor. wiper linkage connects to it.

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