[V6-12v] Wiper motor in NE
thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net
Sat Feb 2 12:26:05 PST 2008
No clue how expensive this will get or what your fiscal situation is,
but most wiper motors can be R&R'd fairly cheaply (I haven't yet done
a 100 series one).
To refurb it, scrape the ice off the blade, pull the motor out of the
car, bring it inside and let it thaw. Then open the housing, clean
out with WD-40 and drain well. Pull the motor out slowly, and when
you get to the brushes, pull them out and double-check their
thickness (it should be obvious if they are worn to minimum) --
replace the brushes as needed. Smear the seals with fresh grease,
reassemble, clean the terminal contacts (usually the primary issue
with VW/Audi ones in my experience), and reinstall.
As for replace new vs. used -- if you plan on keeping the car 2 more
years and the price difference is under 70%, IMHO go new.
PS - old army trick: lifting the blades-arms into the upright
position when you park outside during ice storms will keep the blades
from freezing to the windshield.
=-= Marc Glasgow
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