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Unread 05-13-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Wiper Motor ??

85 CJ7 where is the wiper motor located? My volts guage shows a draw when I turn the wiper switch on but I am getting no movement from the wipers...I don't know where the motor is though to check the ground wire. And I have a new motor sitting in front of me waiting to do its job if needed.

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Unread 05-13-2009, 09:23 AM   #2
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Its right in front of you when you are sitting in the drivers seat and you
can see the vin plate poking out from the top of the dash pad.

You have to fold the windshield down, and its bolted to the windshield frame.

In order to get it out, you have to also disconnect the wiring to it. The wiring
is up under the dash.

Once you disconnect the wiring connector, and unbolt it from the windshield
frame, you will need to gently pull it out some, and then disconnect the
wiper mechanism from it so you can take it off and replace it.

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Unread 05-13-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
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and fyi....the ground is the physical bolts of the motor to the windshield and the windshield through the hinges or through the knobs. so you need to either have the windshield up and the knobs tightened up to test it or run a ground wire from one of the bolts to a body ground.
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Unread 05-13-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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Also there are two different motors one for intermitent wipers and one for three speed wipers
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Unread 05-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #5
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if swapping to an intermitent motor, will a new switch be needed? also would this intermitent motor be a direct swap for a 3 speed?
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Unread 05-14-2009, 07:59 AM   #6
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The intermittent motor can be run with the stock switch for non intermittent operation (you may need to change a couple of wires around). For intermittent operation it needs the intermittent switch and a control module.

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Thanks Joe for the confirmation. i'll do some more research on that.
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