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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:20 pm    Post subject: Replaced wiper motor...now they go the wrong way Reply with quote

As is typical, the plastic gear on my wiper motor broke. Replaced it with a good one, but didnít pay as much attention as I should have when I took the old one out since it hadnít quite been parking in the right spot anyway. I reassembled per the Bentley instructions, lining up the bent metal piece off the shaft with the body of the motor. Put everything back together, plugged it in, and the wipers go down and then up, rather than up then down. What did I do wrong? Does anyone have a pic of how the motor and assembly should sit in the parked position?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Replaced wiper motor...now they go the wrong way Reply with quote

Since the current action of your wipers seems to be the 'opposite' of what it should be, maybe you could try
installing the drive crank in the 'opposite' fashion, i.e. 180 degrees rotated. I recall that many years ago
when I was messing with the wipers on my '71, I found the Bentley illustration to be wrong, according to how
my correctly functioning wiper motor was arranged. I made some
notations in my Bentley, but I'm not sure now how they should be interpreted. One straightforward way of
looking at them is that the Bentley manual illustration was 180 degress, or almost so, off from mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Replaced wiper motor...now they go the wrong way Reply with quote

Thanks, Iím giving that a shot. It appears that they go in the right direction with this orientation, Iím just hoping they go the whole distance. Fingers crossed, and Iím taking photos for future documentation.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Replaced wiper motor...now they go the wrong way Reply with quote

I don't know if this applies to your situation but when I was messing with my wipers on my forester, I put the assembly in wrong and had the same issue. Its hard to explain but basically the scissor type arms were out of phase, they were put in facing the right direction and attached at the right points but instead the cross section leaning to the right they were leaning to the left (or vice versa). Rotating that to the other direction fixed the problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Replaced wiper motor...now they go the wrong way Reply with quote

I can now confirm that the Bentley manual is wrong. It should be 180 from how it says, basically up away from the motor body rather than down toward it as pictured. Of course the gear broke again anyway, so Iíll have to deal with that, but now we know how itís supposed to point.
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