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Why would the wipers only work intermittently on a 1995 Pontiac Transport SP Minivan?


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2015-07-17 17:43:27
2015-07-17 17:43:27

The front wipers on your 1995 Pontiac TranSport minivan are intermittent because there is a manufacturing defect in how a couple of connections were made (soldered) to a control board that is located in the motor assembly. I had the same problems with a 1996 TranSport and the fix took only minutes once the motor assembly was removed. Basically, it involves resoldering a couple of connections. Other than a few hand tools required to get the assembly out from under the hood, only a soldering iron and some solder are required.

There is a really good web site with a complete set of photos describing the fix once the box is out.

The wipers on my Transport got worse and worse until they finally quit altogether. Some have suggested replacing the control board but a healthy dose of solder will cure the problem.


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