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Old 02-27-2013
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We have a 95 WB PT40 - does anyone have any idea how to access the windshield wiper motor? When we remove the outside front access cover to the wiring, we can't even see the wiper motor.
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Eddie,i have fixed several wiper motors on Birds,most of them have a ground issue.
Most of them i fixed by simply tightening the screws on the outside,where the wiper arm goes on.
Thats easy to check,because getting to the wiper motor is no fun at all.
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Thanks Randy but we know it's not a ground issue.
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OK,what is the issue?
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Sorry - had to run some errands. Need to replace the shaft.
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We have a 95 WB PT40 - does anyone have any idea how to access the windshield wiper motor? When we remove the outside front access cover to the wiring, we can't even see the wiper motor.
Fast Eddy--

I did it once on a '91 SP. The wiper motor is mounted in a bracket, and the bracket has linkage and the shaft for the wiper arm. Get a flashlight, remove the front cover, and take your time--you will see the motor offset a little bit up behind where the wiper arm shaft sticks out. It is an awkward place to put the wiper motor but once you get your hand in by the motor, the task should make more sense.

The main trick is to make sure that you can thread your hand into the space where the motor is. You may need to get a grip on the nut(s) on the mounting bolts to keep them from turning and to avoid losing them once lose. You'll probably need to squeeze hands in from both left and right side to manipulate the motor assembly to get it in and out. My hands are part ham, part cat--too big to get in without scratches and discomfort, but flexible enough to do it anyway without any real damage.

Make your hand as narrow and pointed as possible, and work it in --try to touch most of the motor from one side or the other. Feel around for the nuts on the motor/bracket mounting bolts. You'll want to catch them in your hand when you remove the bolts on the outside--things that fall could be gone for good in that space. There are, I think, only three fasteners--take everything off the wiper arm shaft(rubber seal, crown nut, wiper arm, ...) and undo the nut on the threaded part of the shaft. Then undo the bolts (one on either side of the wiper arm shaft). The motor wires in my SP were just long enough to remove the motor with wires attached.

I think the wiper motor and/or the mounting bracket are supposed to be different for left and right hand sides. Mine had two driver's side brackets, which required a little creative re-assembly when fitting the new motor to the bracket and bracket to coach. Just pay close attention to how the motor and bracket are assembled when you take them out, and then if you encounter the "two-rights" thing, you won't have any problem.

You have to believe that it WILL come out the front. Keep the faith!

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If the 95 WB is anything like a 94 BMC, you will need to access it from inside, in behind the lower dash. As was pointed out, it is no fun. If you have lower cabinets under the dash that is where you will need to access the passenger wiper.
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Thanks - we could tell it wasn't going to be fun. We'll check from the inside through our cabinets and just figure it out from there. Again, thanks for info.
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the splined end on the shaft is removeable.
If the splines are all thats bad?
If you will give us more info,we can give you more help.
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Randy - did more investigating yesterday and we replaced the spline, we are good to go. Thanks again to all for your help.
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