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Why might windshield wipers stop working?


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2006-08-09 05:07:48
2006-08-09 05:07:48

your windshield wiper motor might burnt out or a fuse might burnt out


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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.

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.

A cars windshield wipers should work either way. They should word with or without wiper fluid.

Normally its a fuse. Check your owner's manual to find where the fuses are and which one is related to the wipers.

either your motor burnt out or you have a faulty switch that turns them on. Or check the fuse

the windshield wiper motor could be getting Hot! Mine does the same thing, then when it cools off they work again.

The 1993 Ford F1 50 windshield wipers to stop working. The fuse can be found in the fuse box. The location of the fuse is listed on the inside cover of the fuse box.

It needs to be checked out . There are many things that can go wrong.

The time is takes for windshield wipers to wear out depends on the quality of them. Some may last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, some may last less than that. They should be replaced when they stop working.

check the fuse, otherwise the linkeage or the motor broke down

Yes because if a fuse is too strong, it may damage the electrical system

a lot of times the arm falls off(especially if you can still hear them) just have to put it back on

There are several things that you can do to help stop your windshield wipers from squeaking. Clean the wiper blade often to remove dirt and debris. Squirt windshield cleaner fluid on the windows to remove dirt. Ensure that the wiper is screwed in correctly. Replace the blades when it is needed.

Really, it depends what you mean by "stop working". There are two types of broken. The first is they move from side to side still but the brush part wont clean. That means that the windshield wiper is old and worn out and that you need to go to your local wal-mart or automobile store or something like that and get new windshield wipers. The second type of broken is where the wipers dont even move. Check the bottom of the wipers. See if anything is wedged in there that would block the movement. If that is not the case then go to and local body shop or an automobile place that could replace the mechanism.

I have a 2004 and the same problem, did you ever find out why? Thanks Jeff

There's a thing called windshield wipers. Try 'em sometime! Use the defroster.

First, make sure the windshield is clean and then take some alcohol and wipe the wiper blades. HTH.

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.

A couple things could have happened. First check the fuse for the wipers,in the fuse box. Should be on dash on driver side,near the door. Look towards the bottom. The relay might be bad,that box is under the hood. Wiper motor could be bad or the swing arm that moves the wipers could be broke. Do you here the wiper motor at all?

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