If the motor is turning, but the wipers are not moving, then you have a broken or disconnected linkage.
Windshield wipers don't work
My be fuse
The most common cause that windshield wipers stop working is a blown fuse. The windshield wiper motor may need to be changed is also common.
Windshield wipers are an important safety feature on cars. They stop working when their motor goes out, or when the blade is too worn out.
First listen to see if the pump located in the windshield washer reservoir is actually working. If it is not running, check the fuse and wiring. If there is power to the pump and it will not work the pump is defective and needs replacing. If the pump is working, then check to make sure the hoses running to the windshield spay nozzles are connected and not broken. If they are check the nozzle orifice to make sure no wax has accumulated. Clean out the orifice with a small straight pin or needle.
your windshield wiper motor might burnt out or a fuse might burnt out
Fuse or windshield wiper motor.
Hitting it a couple times with a sledgehammer would do the trick. I highly suggest you ask your question again with more information on what you are trying to accomplish.
check the circuit breakers below the steering wheel colum
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.
motor is working but wiper blades do not move.