The $5.00 Solution worth the time to read. I have had this problem more then once with my 99 Venture. The Dealer will only replace these parts as defective and give you a nice bill with a smile.
I am the original owner of a 99 Venture and have 95,000 miles on it. The wipers appear to Malfunction by leaving the wipers up after turning the wipers off. I noticed this problem after owning the vehicle the first 3-4 years.
I found problem to be that corrosion sets in between the CAMS plates that circle in an opposing fasion and does not let the wiper arms park correctly. Be very careful with this mechanism if you have the cowling off TURN the KEY and WIPERS OFF and watch your fingers so you don't get them caught.
WARNING if you leave the power on and try to move the arms This cam mechanism springs to life and will try to self park the wipers on their own so Turn the Power and Wipers Off.
SOLUTION: 1. With the ENGINE COLD, Spray a lubricant that FREE'S CORRODED PARTS like WD-40 between the gap of the 2 CAM Plates and on Top of the plates, or use some other automotive parts lubricant that free's corroded parts(let it soak for 5 minutes). 2. Gently Try to manually move the arms back and forth a little bit so that the spray works into the parts. 3. This may not be necessary but I had to do this the first time. There is a notch in the top cam that has a STUD that locks the 2 CAMs together. You can push on this STUD to unlock the cams by manually moving the wipers(use a screw driver to push on the STUD and have a friend gently move the wipers manually. Spray the area LIBERALLY with with the Lubricant Spray and see if you can move the CAMS back and forth and work the lubricant in.
Then with the wiper cover out of the way and all tools clear Try to cycle the wipers HIGH and LOW, ON and OFF a few times it may stick the first couple times with the wipers in the up position but I am confident that the lubricant will work its way in and free these CAMS the way they are supposed to. Your wipers should self park after cycling them after 5-10times. This should solve most of the problems with these wipers and should be relubricated as needed. Clean up any extra lubricant Put the wiper cover back on.
Another bright idea from GM stock holders. There is a cam for the wipers that is about $85 at your local GM dealer. It has instructions on how to install it correctly in the box the part comes from. I went through a couple of new arms ($25 ea) before a great GM parts guy told me that the cam is the one to replace. IT's worked good ever since. Good luck!
Turn the wipers off, pull the wiper arm off, and replace it in the correct down position.
Needs to be readjusted.
If the windshield wipers work when pushing the lever down but not when they are turned on all the time, the problem could be in the wiper motor relay switch. There are two different relay switches for the windshield wipers, so that if the one fails a person can still clear the windshield manually.
Replace the paulse board that's attached to the wiper motor.
check the fuse, otherwise the linkeage or the motor broke down
What type of vehicle?
Pretty easy if it's not rusted on. There should be a tab you push down and slide the wiper back and off. If you can't get it, go to autozone not to name drop but they can do it for you for free. See wiper blade installation videos for hook-end wiper arms below.
You must remove the arm of the wiper and move it down
The linkage for the wipers could have slipped. If the linkage is not aligned right, then the wipers will not stop at the right spot.
Remove the bottom bolt on each side of the windshield (near the hinge) and make sure to take the wipers off. It folds right down, really easy, Remove the bottom bolt on each side of the windshield (near the hinge) and make sure to take the wipers off. It folds right down, really easy,
I would start with testing the "park" switch inside the cover of the windshield wiper motor.
Assuming you are standing on the drivers side, lightly pull the windshield wiper towards you until you hear a click and then lightly pushit back down.
They do because if they go up and down, the water would just stay on the window.
I have found that if you put rainex on the windshield everytime you change your oil you will not have that problem.
On the left side there should be a stick for your windshield wipers and a nob on the dash semi-close to the button for the trunk. You turn that nob to set the lights inside and outside the car. The windshield wiper stick if you pull it down, or towards the dash- it should put your brights on.
there was a factory recall on one of the wiper motors.
Sounds like you have a busted switch.
I had the same thing on my 2000 Crown Vic PI and it was the motor.
You can detailed instructions on how to reset your wipers on youtube.com/watch?v=KFBLtlnkpuI
They could be stuck, possibly from snow, ice, or other types of precipitation.
Write down your name, insurance information and number and leave it underneath the windshield wipers.
The answer to your windshield wipers making a banging noise could be a number of different reasons. It could be because they need to be replaced or it's something off track. The best way to find out the answer is either take your car to a mechanic or you could by new wiper blades and see if that works.
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.
obviously the motor for the wipers is still working because when you push down on the wipers they work sometimes.Probably whats wrong is the accuator arm is loose.This is located under the plastic panel on the drivers side just after the ending of your windshield.(YOUR HOODS GOTTA BE UP TO GET TO IT).Pop it off (may have some screws may not,that hold it down).Turn on your wipers it should be easy to see whats loose/wrong.The "stud"That attaches the accuator has flat spots on two sides tha lock it on in place when the nuts tightened.So if it loosens up the wipers work intermittenly.Good luck
If an electric window in a Chevrolet Venture will not go up or down, it is likely that a fuse is blown. Replacing the fuse could fix the issue.