it is possible
There is a switch inside the wiper motor that identifies the home spot for the wipers. If you have intermittent wipers there is also a controller for that. Either can give you problems but more likely the wiper motor switch. The wiper motor switch usually is not a separate part (comes with wiper motor assy.) Oh yeah, 1 other thing, be sure the wiper arms are installed correctly on wiper motor.
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If intermittent wiper won't work either, it is most likely a bad wiper motor. Had a dealer replace the wiper switch, but that did not fix either problem. After dealer replaced wiper motor, problems were resolved.
The motor needs to be replaced. There is a "switch" in the motor that "parks" the wipers. This happens when current is removed from the motor. Your "switch" in the motor is not allowing this to happen. Replace the motor.
The wiper motor has a switch inside of it. When they are turned off and the wipers go to the down position it trips the switch in the motor that tells the computer they are in the down position. If that switch in the motor is faulty, the wipers are repositioning until the switch is tripped to the off position. THE FIX.... Replace the wiper motor.
It is most likely the wiper stalk/switch. Try pulling the fuse for the wipers. If that stops them, then it is the stalk/switch.
There aren't any switches to check/replace i.e. wiper switch, wiper relay therefore it must be a bad motor.
I used to have this problem. The wipers would sweep at odd intervals in intermittent mode and when I turned the wipers off they would not go back in to the 'park' position (they would stop where I turned the switch off). The wiper motor has an issue with the brushes and contact assembly. Oil from the bearing coats the surface of the slip ring and causes intermittent operation. I removed the motor assy from my '96 caravan and cleaned the slip ring and brush with rubbing alcohol. The non-stop operation stopped as well as the 'ghost sweep' operation when in intermittent mode.
Check to see if the wiper motor has a loose or bad ground.
check the wiper fuse. then check the switch, then check the wiper motor
There is no switch. If the wipers park in the middle or at the top of the winshield you need to replace the motor. the fault is in the logic
Several thins can cause the 98 Avalon window to not go up. The switch could be bad, the motor relay could be bad, or the motor itself can be defective.
Assuming they did not work with the old wiper motor, check the fuse, check the switch.
Either the park switch (usually within the windshield wiper motor) is bad, not letting the wiper park, or the intermittent wiper control is bad, not letting it shut off. Another possibility is a bad ground.
i would check if you have power to the motor from the switch
cause there is a circuit failure of the wiper motor. or switch.
Fuse? Connections? Switch? Wiper Motor? Could be any of those.
You either have a bad relay, wiper motor, or bad switch.
Wiper motor is not working properly or the combination switch in the steering column is not working properly which is the lever that turns the wipers on.
The wipers on my 1998 Honda Civic were stuck on low so I assumed it was the switch and replaced it, but the problem continued. The local Honda dealer told me that I should replace the motor, which I did, and the problem was fixed.
A bad fuse may be the cause of windshield wipers not working on a 1998 Lumina. The switch that activates the wiper motor is another possible cause for the wipers not working.
I would start with testing the "park" switch inside the cover of the windshield wiper motor.
could be a fuse, wiper switch ,wiper motor or wiring