Because it is 17 years old. You try getting a teenager to do some work and let me know how you go.
Replace the wiper circuit board. It went bad on both of our blazers. It isn't too expensive. Pretty easy to get to too.
front wiper relay
Mercedes like other luxury car makers use lots of technology, My guess would be that your car has auto wiping or there is a sensor that indicates your car has stopped therefore stopping the wiper blades as well. Hope I helped
a bad fuse, control module (that little thing you use to turn on your wipers), or the windshield wiper motor is bad.
Sounds like your Wiper Motor may be going bad or you have a loose connection. I had that problem with my '91 APV. If I manually pulled on them they would start working but would eventually lock up again. They would also stop working when it was raining. It turned out to be a bad electrical connection in the wiper motor. If you wiggle the wires going into the wiper motor ( WATCH OUT FOR THE MOVING LINKAGE! ) you may find that that is the problem. Replace the motor and it should work.
my odometer sometimes working sometimes not working
In many cars, there is only a single wiper motor. One wiper arm is attached directly to the wiper motor and the other through a linkage. If one is working, the motor is operating but the connection to the other may be broken.
sounds like your wiper motor is going bad. had the same thing happen on my 96 Chevy pick up. check your connection where your wires plug in. if that's not loose i would repace wiper motor.
Check the switch and make sure it is working. If it is, the problem may be the wiper motor itself, which will be located inside the rear panel on the back door...the wiper will be connected to it.
Fuse or windshield wiper motor.
A common cause of the gas pedal not working on a Mercedes Benz is the throttle cable. There is a plastic piece in the middle that can break rather easily unfortunately.
It is not impossible but it would be a nightmare working out the electronics, and the transmission is not compatible
Blown fuse or bad wiper motor.
Sound to me like your wiper motor is out. The water pump is totally separate from the wiper motor. Good Luck!!!
Check the wiper relay. If it is good, then either the wiper motor or the wiper switch is bad. If it just stopped working one day for no reason, I would suspect the wiper motor. However,I just had this problem and it was the windshield wiper transmission, they started getting slower and slower over a few months and then it was seized one day. That is one strong motor VW uses so it is hard to go bad.
burnt out lightbulb!
The icon needs reset on the computer. Unplugging the battery and hooking it back up will reset the light if this doesn't fix the problem then remove the fuse and replace it.
if it is a new style s10 they had a common problem of the wiper control module going bad and intermittenly quiting. the module is located underneath the wiper motor cover.
On my 2003 Chevy suburban the wiper blades don't stop when you turn off the switch sometimes, i would appreciate any help at all
You have another problem.
Its your linkage, not your motor.
The Motor can be seen at the base of the drivers side wiper, it drives an arm which the wiper is (should be!) connected to. Also connected is the link arm which drives the passenger side wiper. On mine the passenger side wiper came off the link arm and what i guess would have been a rubber washer had come out and disappeared. I was able to re-attach the wiper yet still allow the required side to side movement by using 4 linked cable ties. (It's still working after 3 months... must get round to sorting it properly!!!)
You would probly have to do something with the wires i bet you have a short somewhere if there only working sometimes