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So, I've decided to go ahead and replace the wiper motor as I've got a big trip coming up soon. How difficult is this and can I do it in a day or a few hours or what? I've already priced it @ the local parts store and I can get it no problem. Just need to know whats involved and how long I should expect to be doing it. Gettin tired of having to turn the car off to stop the dang wipers. [confused]

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^^^ Agreed, just watch the edge of the windshield when you take them off, it all comes out the front... I actually had an arm pop off last winter with heavy ice. It poped back on luckily. The arm , or rod, down in the wiper motor well.
 

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Have you checked the relay or the switch?
9 times out of 10, that's what the problem is, and not the motor itself.
well, I took it to the dealership and they told me it was the motor. I know, I know, why am I trusting what the dealer says... *sigh* I guess I could try the switch first. I do have a pull a part close to me so, all I would need to do is find a focus there and get the switch off of it and swap it out. Probably be a lot cheaper then a motor too. Hmmmmm [dunno]
 

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so, I've been to the pull a part and they only had one focus and it was pretty much gutted so, no luck in finding the switch. *sigh* Is there someplace I might be able to pick up a new one or "referbed" one online that I could get fairly quickly and inexpensively? Would ideally like to get it fixed b4 the trip. So, I basically got one week to get it done.
 
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