View Full Version : intermittent windshield wipers

04-04-2007, 01:46 PM
83 chev with windshield wipers that work rarely but on ocasion. Ive checked the fuses, electrical connections and the actual knob that turns em on/off and they still dont work consistantly.

Any tips

BeerBaron Sr.
04-04-2007, 02:07 PM
Change the motor,GM wiper motors are notorious for making funny things

04-04-2007, 03:08 PM
figured about as much, just gotta wait till the rain stops so i can get one. I guess lordco will have some reman ones, dont like going a wrecker and buying a unit that doesnt work.

m j
04-04-2007, 07:03 PM
a lot of times it is the park/windshield washer cam that gets buggered and causes all the wierdness
there is a plastic cover over it but if you pull the cover off you will find a plastic gear with about 8 teeth on it
the teeth get fuckered and cause the fun

04-04-2007, 11:05 PM
those truck the pulse is in the switch and always screw up on timing. through in a regular switch if you want them to be consistant

04-04-2007, 11:17 PM
on the chance of sounding dumb, check if the wiper is loose on the shaft.

also as said above the motor units tend to screw up. most common problem is the wiring inside the motor box breaking connection. open up the box and check the wire connectors. sometimes you can get away with wedging something between the wires and the back of the motor frame so as to push on the wires (lasts about 6 more months)