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How do you fix a 1997 2.2L Chevy Cavalier if the windshield wipers park in the upright position when turned off?


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2010-02-26 04:18:42
2010-02-26 04:18:42

It sounds as though the wiper arm that controls the wipers is attached backwards. I would call a mechanic and have the wiper motor taken off and put back on.

The wiper park arm on these cars are prone to will probably need a new one.Its attached directly to the wiper motor.If you are mechanically inclined you could probably change it yourself.You need to remove the wiper motor/wiper transmission from the car.the park arm is held onto the motor with one bolt on a splined shaft,they are difficult to syncronize correctly so make sure when you remove the old arm you note its position so you can line the new one up correctly


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