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Unread 01-03-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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How do I remove the windshield wiper motor and linkage?

So I am trying to remove the motor and linkage but don't want to break anything and unsure of how to.. Also do I need to mark any of the linkage so it everything lines back up when I put it all back in or is there only one way it will all go back together?

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Unread 01-03-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Pull your soft top back or remove the hard top.

Remove the 3 bolts on each side holding the windshield to the top of the roll cage.

Remove the 3 bolts on each side of the dash which hold the windshield "plate" to the tub.

You'll need Torx drivers for this - they are kind of a PITA...

Fold the windshield down and you'll find the motor tucked in there on the drivers side and you should have full access to the linkages, etc. as well.

Now is a good time to vacuum out all the filth in there and run a clean, wet towel along the back of the dash.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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I have the complete inside of the jeep stripped all I'm down to is removing my roll cage and my wiper motor I just am unsure has to how to remove it from inside the winshield I undid all the bolts that were holding it to the frame but I couldn't disconect it
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Unread 01-03-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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Pictures so that we can see where you are
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Unread 01-03-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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After you have all three screws out of the wiper motor, you need to look over to the right of the motor at the linkage access hole on the back side of the windshield frame. You'll see a peg that connects the drive arm coming from the wiper motor to the linkage that moves both wipers. You can pry the arm coming from the wiper motor off of the peg where it connects to the other linkage with a flathead screwdriver. When that is disconnected, you'll be able to slide the motor & arm out. Don't forget that the wire bundle going from the dash to the wiper motor also needs to be unhooked.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #6
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Jump in it and drive over to my house and I'll help you out.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 11:43 PM   #7
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After you have all three screws out of the wiper motor, you need to look over to the right of the motor at the linkage access hole on the back side of the windshield frame. You'll see a peg that connects the drive arm coming from the wiper motor to the linkage that moves both wipers. You can pry the arm coming from the wiper motor off of the peg where it connects to the other linkage with a flathead screwdriver. When that is disconnected, you'll be able to slide the motor & arm out. Don't forget that the wire bundle going from the dash to the wiper motor also needs to be unhooked.
Thanks thats exactly what I was asking....Sorry guys for the misguided first post. I have all the wireing in the whole jeep/engine compartment removed so thats covered...I just wasn't sure how to seperate the motor from linkage without breaking anything. I guess thats what I should have asked to begin with





As for you tim you should drive to my house and help I'm going to have a meet at my house with food and drinks when I put the interior backtogether I know I'm going to need some help in a few areas
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