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Why did your windshield wipers completely stop working after hitting a spot of ice even though you can still hear the motor running?


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2005-02-01 11:02:49
2005-02-01 11:02:49

The resistance of the ice was greater than the strength of your wiper linkage or AKA wiper transmission. IT is probably broke, but may just be disconnected.

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If the motor is turning, but the wipers are not moving, then you have a broken or disconnected linkage.

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