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What would cause the windshield wipers to freeze in position when the switch is flipped to the high speed and how can they be repaired?


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2004-08-04 14:51:18
2004-08-04 14:51:18

I have a 94 caprice that does this. Apparently it is either that speed only on the wiper motor that has a problem or the relay for the high speed may have failed and the motor may be ok. As it is a noncritical issue I haven't worried too much about it. If I find out more I will update this.


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I use to put cardboard on the glass under the wipers, leaving the wipers laying on the cardboard to hold it in place. Unless it is raining, the cardboard does not get soggy, and does not freeze to the windshield and the wipers do not freeze to the cardboard. I lived in PA for 38 years so I have dealt with ice and snow. Then I wised up and moved here to Arizona. 70 degrees today..................sorry to tell you! You could also put a sheet of plastic between the wipers and windshield. You have to start with a dry windshield and wipers so the plastic or cardboard does not freeze to either.

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it is where you freeze as a position like in a frame

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that will not do any damge just syphon out what you can and refill with windshield washer fluid at least the fluid will not freeze in the washer lines,lol

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