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    Question Wipers quit... Help requested !!!

    Well, all of a sudden my wipers don't work. All I have is a Hayne's Manual for my TJ and it's not telling me enough. Does anyone have their owners manual (or a .pdf copy ) and can tell me the fuse layout?

    Anyone have any suggestions if its not the fuses? I checked almost all of them already, and they seem fine. Wipers are the only problem at the moment... hoping its not the motor itself. If it is, how difficult of a job is it to replace?

    Thanks in advance everyone.

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    LoL, glad everyone didn't post at once... I know its been a while since I've been on here. Real life has had me by the [email protected]!!$.

    Anyway, I've already checked the fuses... they're all good to go.

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    Check the wiper switch on the steering column, that would be my next check. Followed in turn by the wiper motor.
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    Thanks, that was exactly my thoughts. Will have to remove the plastics tomorrow after work. I've never had to replace anything related to wipers before... 'cept the easy stuff.

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    The motor is gonna require you to hire Criss Angel.... I know on my YJ it was a pain to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94GC52 View Post
    The motor is gonna require you to hire Criss Angel.... I know on my YJ it was a pain to remove.
    MIND FREAK? LMFAO God I hope not. I hope that its something else the TJ's have improved upon.

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    Did you get it fixed yet?? Mine broke last year - just quit working like yours. I had to rain-x my windshield everytime it started to rain, so I could see where I was going. After 6months of this I became a master! =) Finally i fixed it...Had to take the windshield down & get inside it. There is kind of like a grommet thing that the wiper arms snap into to connect them to the motor.... THe grommets in mine are wearing out & are allowing the arms to slip out of place.

    You can order new grommets, but i took mine out and turned them around & snapped em back in. Works fine for now.
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    Great tech tip on flipping the bushings...they won't get the same wear as new ones, but they will still go for a LONG time like that and it doesn't require a trip to the stealership. Points to the new She-Jeeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafspringMARINE View Post
    Did you get it fixed yet?? Mine broke last year - just quit working like yours. I had to rain-x my windshield everytime it started to rain, so I could see where I was going. After 6months of this I became a master! =) Finally i fixed it...Had to take the windshield down & get inside it. There is kind of like a grommet thing that the wiper arms snap into to connect them to the motor.... THe grommets in mine are wearing out & are allowing the arms to slip out of place.

    You can order new grommets, but i took mine out and turned them around & snapped em back in. Works fine for now.
    Whew, thought you all forgot about me... lol j/k. Well, not long after posting this I received a nasty back injury that put everything on hold for a bit. It's gotten a little better, and finally tore this all apart the other day. I got to the wiper motor rather easily, but my test light had a huge alligator clamp on it and wouldn't allow me to test each prong of the plug, and needless to say I wasn't smart enough to get a nail, wire, paper clip (MacGuyver), etc. Borrowing a Fluke from work tomorrow, to test it further this weekend. I'm pretty sure its the motor. But would hate to buy a new/refurb. one for $84 (w/ a $25 core) just to find out its something else. I checked the fuse first, and it seems just fine. I also took apart the steering cover, and part of the dash for the first time, just to see if I could get the switch out... F- that... too small and too delicate for this guy I think. Those little parts scare me. Needless to say, I'm now driving around with the wiper arms off (which was a PITA BTW) and still no working wipers. Damn I hope I can get this fixed soon. Keep the responses coming guys... and lady and thanks !!!

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    Good luck Gunner!! Hey.. RAIN-X ALL THE WAY!!!!

    As I said, worked for me for months. Just keep a roll of paper towels in your rig. I found a bottle of spray on rain-x (in kinda like a glass cleaner container) spray on, wipe off. Easier than using the concentrate. Dont have to clean the windows first & are not stuck there doing the "wax on, wax off" thing until the concentrate fog goes away.
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