The system is more complicated than it needs to be. I guess this is one of those "better ideas." Power is controlled to the circuit through relays which are switched on by something called a "smart juction box(SBJ)." It is the fuse panel, but it has electronic computer circuitry built in. Why? Who knows, but that is the way somebody at Ford decided to make it. Anyway ground comes out of the SBJ to the coil side of the wiper relays(there are 2 of them) in the BJB-Battery juction box. The power side of the coils are fed by the ignition switch-on circuit. When the SJB decides to turn on the wiper relays, it provides a ground to the BJB relays which have power on the other side of the coil windings whenever the key is on. You decide what you want the wipers to do, by turning on the switch. The switch sends a resistance signal to the SJB, which in turn, makes that happen by turning on the appropriate combination of relays. There is a high speed relay and a low speed relay. Intermittant speeds are created by having the SBJ time the switching on and off of the relays. So now you know, that you have a switch, SJB, BJB, two relays(plus a third for washer operation), a fuse(position #5 in the SJB), the wiper motor itself, and all the wiring. A problem anywhere at all in that system can cause a wiper to not function.
Fuse or windshield wiper motor.
If your windshield wipers are not working, you should check your owners manual. It could be a fuse or another easy fix.
a dead battery
Generally, if the motor is working on windshield wipers, the problem is electrical. Check the fuses and the wiring to see if something needs replaced.
Normally its a fuse. Check your owner's manual to find where the fuses are and which one is related to the wipers.
Blown fuse would be my first guess.
Because the windshield wiper is on.
Blown fuse or bad wiper motor.
Most likely minor damage to Flux Capacitor.
Because they are broken.
It needs to be checked out . There are many things that can go wrong.
Check your fuses.
check the fuse, otherwise the linkeage or the motor broke down
Well, I would recommend taking the windshield wipers off, and then try re-attaching it to the windshield. However, there is also the option of checking to see if the attachment is attached properly in the first place.
my ford 2001 ranger had the same thing happen to me i sent to the ford delear for repair and it was a missing fuse so check all fuses
Windshield wipers are most commonly used on cars when it is raining or hailing outside. The windshield wipers help push the water or ice away from the windshield so that the driver can see.
You probably have a faulty multi-function(turn siganl) switch.
a lot of times the arm falls off(especially if you can still hear them) just have to put it back on
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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.
If your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder front and back windshield wipers do not operate, it could possibly be the motor. After checking the fuse box and they still are not working, it is possible the motor will need to be replaced.
Yes, that would be the first thing I would look at.