American Cars
Windshields and Wipers
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Pontiac Montana

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue and after an ice storm your windshield wipers come to rest in the service position. pointed straignt up when you shut them off How can you get them to rest in their normal pos?

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January 31, 2014 1:01AM

Same thing happened to me on 1998 intrigue. Also in snowy and freezing conditions. The link here attributed the problem to water freezing in the Wiper moter assembly

Maybe it will start working when it thaws out?


Wrong. Your windshield wiper motor is mounted to a bracket that has a little metal tab on it that the crank arm assembly has to hit in order to park the wipers, in a lot of cases this park tab in either bent or broken, and if bent can be adjusted.

This happens if the wipers encounter too much stress, such as trying to wipe when they are frozen in ice. The tab can be easily bent back, if you can get to the wiper motor.