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Unread 06-10-2014, 02:54 AM   #1
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Wj 2003 WJ Rear Wiper

My rear wiper suddenly became lazy and has since all but ceased moving, common fault ? Easy to replace ?

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Unread 06-10-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Pretty common. Probably bad motor. Have to remove the lift gate interior trim panel to replace it. Be careful, I broke the trim panel where the plastic rivets go and had to buy a new one.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 07:19 AM   #3
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By your description sounds tricky, regular tools ? anything special needed ?

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Unread 06-10-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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I just did this. First remove the wiper arm and cap from the outside. That should reveal a nut you have to remove. The upper rear hatch trim pulls down easily. The bottom large section has three Philips head screws that need to be removed and then that trim can be removed. Both are held in by plastic push pins. Then the black water liner can be removed just by pulling on it. From there you can see the wiper motor on the inside which is held on by two nuts. It took me less than fifteen minutes to do mine. No special tools required.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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Great description thanks mate, will get a motor ordered thanks.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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Great description thanks mate, will get a motor ordered thanks.
The motors are pretty easy to refurbish. They seize up because the weatherproofing on them wasn't meant to last 10+ years. You can easily check if you have a bad motor by briefly connecting it to a 12v source (car battery). There's threads on the forum on how to restore them for fairly cheap. Last I checked, refurbished motors were at least $50 or higher.

I ended up refurbishing mine and it works great now.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 09:19 AM   #7
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I have a 12v source from the control switch don't I ?

The switch is working, it just went lazy, then slow, then not at all....I will look into the refurb tho thanks
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