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Unread 04-10-2007, 01:17 PM   #16
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Good write up. I just completed this fix and my rear wiper works great. However, my shaft was so locked up I had to spray it with liquid wrench and let it sit a bit before I could break it free.

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Unread 10-26-2007, 06:22 PM   #17
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Great writeup.

I did this motor repair a few weeks ago on a seized 96 flipglass hatch wiper motor but on mine the circuit board had a burn across it similar to that shown on the wiper module in this thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...99#post4368699

I soldered a piece of buss wire from terminal to terminal over the burnt section and it works fine now.

My motor was a hair worse than this one. The bushing at that bad section came out with the shaft and had to be separated once it was out. Luckily the end bushing will slide out through the inside bushing but you have to find just the right size tool to fit through the inside bushing to reseat the end bushing.
IIRC I might have had to remove the inner bushing to reseat the outer bushing correctly. Either way it's not a big deal, just another detail to look out for.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 02:34 PM   #18
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I know this thread is getting old, but last night I had finally had it with my "sometimes working" rear wiper on my 04 GC. Decided to browse a few threads on the subject, and came across this one and said, "what the hell, if it's broke, it's broke, so I can't break it any more". I was an inch away from ordering a refurb motor for about $100.
Long story short - Did what the pics and instructions told me to do, and I am ECSTATIC that my wiper works good as new!

THANKS GOMES512!! You just saved me $100!
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Unread 07-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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You folks are awesome !! My wiper motor siezed on me. Stealership wanted $250 for a new assembly. I used these instructions, now it works as good as new!!

This is the best Jeep site !!
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Unread 10-12-2008, 08:18 PM   #20
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I have one of Jeeps newest revisions of this motor (xxxxxxxxAG) on an '04 and I took it apart yesterday/today. The shaft is now no longer ceased, BUT the motor spins the gear to the home position, (or to the far side of the glass position, on the passenger side), but doesn't continue. Thoughts?
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Unread 10-13-2008, 03:00 AM   #21
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Real good work on this write up!
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Unread 10-13-2008, 10:11 AM   #22
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I have one of Jeeps newest revisions of this motor (xxxxxxxxAG) on an '04 and I took it apart yesterday/today. The shaft is now no longer ceased, BUT the motor spins the gear to the home position, (or to the far side of the glass position, on the passenger side), but doesn't continue. Thoughts?
Are you sure you oriented the gear correctly when you put it back together?

If you did and that isn't the problem, I'd take a real close look at the circuit board. I didn't see anyone else mention it but in addition to seizing - mine burnt through a tracer (if that's the right name) on my board.

Would have been a bit hard to repair the actual burn as it was very small and in close proximity to other traces. I took a bit of buss wire (any fine wire will do) and soldered it between the two raised solder joints that the trace ran between. Works fine now.

BTW - which kind of Engineer are you, the pen/paper CAD/CAM kind - or my kind? :-)
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Unread 10-13-2008, 03:25 PM   #23
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Are you sure you oriented the gear correctly when you put it back together?
Yeah, pretty sure. The gear has ribs on the back (the side without the metal plate), and those ribs prevent the gear from seating outside its range of motion. Because the gear is within the range of motion (somewhere in the middle), when I plug it back in, it rotates to one side and stays there. If it's electrical, I'll buy a used motor from a junk yard and rebuild that unit.

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Mechanical. More specifically I'm the educated type (College AND University) and I'm the hands-on type (While in university, other than drinking, I'd maintain crazy **** like a custom made hot-tub in a gutted '79 Impala w/ no roof, and the other members of my team maintained a single-cylinder engine bolted to a shopping cart). I've been dubbed a "short-sleeve" engineer and right now I'm trying to get into the diesel industry since that's what I'd LOVE to do.
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Unread 01-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #24
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i'll have to do this next weekend! Thanks!
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Unread 01-10-2009, 11:40 PM   #25
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ok, so it didn't work for me. Probably is the motor or circuit board like mentioned above. But i didn't see anything that looked abnormal, so is there anything else i should try before buying a new motor?
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Unread 02-09-2009, 01:12 PM   #26
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Followed these instructions for my 2000 WJ yesterday.

It a different motor but apply some common sense and it'll work out OK.

Hasnt stoped rain all day today and the wiper has been 100% fine. Thanks for excellent instructions.
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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:58 AM   #27
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Im going to probably do this today after school ! mine works sometimes and other times it just stops halfway or so. Hopfully it works for me too !
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Unread 12-10-2009, 11:42 AM   #28
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If your sure you repositioned the gear exacly the same way it came out and you resoldered the contacts well enough then I would check to see if your actually getting power to the motor.

Good to hear this is still helping some folks out.
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Unread 12-11-2009, 02:17 PM   #29
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i think i'm going to try this on my girls liberty, do i need any special tools to get the wiper arm off or dose it just pull off?
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Unread 12-12-2009, 12:49 AM   #30
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i think I'm going to try this on my girls liberty, do i need any special tools to get the wiper arm off or dose it just pull off?
just pulls right off with some twisting and turning to get it at the right angle.

I just did this repair on mine today. As long as you follow this thread step by step you shouldn't have a problem. It was pretty easy actually. I don't know why but its not sitting in place properly so the seal isn't tight. Goes back and forth no problem but the motor is making a loud funny noise.
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