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Old 01-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Just got back from a camping trip (in the rain) and my wipers quit working. They went to the outer edge several times, and then stopped part way towards the center, like they had a high drag. It seemed like they were trying to continue, but couldn't. Before I start tearing things apart, any suggestions? Stripped gear, bad motor?

Is it hard to get to those parts?

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Btw, it is a '99 model.
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Just got back from a camping trip (in the rain) and my wipers quit working. They went to the outer edge several times, and then stopped part way towards the center, like they had a high drag. It seemed like they were trying to continue, but couldn't. Before I start tearing things apart, any suggestions? Stripped gear, bad motor?

Is it hard to get to those parts?

Thanks.

Btw, it is a '99 model.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:13 PM   #3
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I had a problem with my wipers stopping in the wrong place. They would run the complete stoke, but would stop in the middle. The problem was a lose nut that holds the wiper arm activator mechanism to the wiper motor gear.

If that nut is loose, it would allow the wipers to stop going across the windshield. Mine had just slipped a little bit. The wiper motor is located in the middle of the windshield. The nut is facing the front of the coach, right behind the fiberglass. You won't have too much room to work. I scratched up the back of my hand on the fiberglass cap trying to tighten it. But I was able to tighten it, and they worked fine after that.

I think it was a 7/16 wrench, but I would not bet on that. No room for a socket and ratchet.

Good luck!! I hope your problem is as easy as mine was.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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Mine stopped in a rain storm. I pulled over in a panic. I unplugged the motor and re-plugged it in and they have worked every since.
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Use of RainX will diminish the effects of a loss of the wipers. I often drive without using them. The stuff really does work.
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Charles;

Call me and I will tell you how to fix the wipers I used to own a 99 and had the same problem. My number is in the news letter.
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I had the same problem. Same cause as Jim. Same repair and same results with Rain-X.
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In the middle of a very bad rainstorm and a one lane section of I-5 in Southern Oregon this also happened to me. I could not find anything loose at the time. They seemed to start clunking louder right before it happened. Could this symptom be part of the other problems associated here. I will check the bolt/nut combination this weekend. Will advise.
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