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Old 01-08-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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I have a 1988 Holiday Rambler Imperial, 35 ft.. and I need a wiper motor. I have a John Deere frame with a Ford 460 engine. Took it in for a yearly state inspection and the shop says the wiper motor is burnt out and they can't find one. They've had it since Dec.20. I've sold my house and was going full time, but have to stay with relatives since I can't get in the MH. Help! Please!!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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Any good local electric motor repair shop should be able to re-wind your motor. Or a local automotive electrical repair shop that re-builds generators/starters/alternators can do the job. Try a truck repair shop-bring the old motor with you- and see if they can match it up.
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Randy... I come across little projects like this on my older rig too. Often i have to pull the part and get the numbers off the part so I can better identify my purchase or understand that when i go to my local junk yard I need something close. Are you working on this yourself? Have you pulled the part yet?
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Wiper Motor

I'm not doing the work myself. The shop doing the inspection is. I will get the part number and see what I can match up. Thanks for replies.
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I would take the motor to an auto parts store and let them take a look at it. A friend had to replace his and found out the wiper motor was actually a door window motor on his. Worth a try.
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Drive the MH to a parking lot close and stay in it until you get a new motor. You may have to move every couple of days but it beats a CG. Just because the wipers don't work it doesn't interfear with the operation of the rest of the coach.

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Randy... I come across little projects like this on my older rig too. Often i have to pull the part and get the numbers off the part so I can better identify my purchase or understand that when i go to my local junk yard I need something close. Are you working on this yourself? Have you pulled the part yet?
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I would take the motor to an auto parts store and let them take a look at it. A friend had to replace his and found out the wiper motor was actually a door window motor on his. Worth a try.
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Any good local electric motor repair shop should be able to re-wind your motor. Or a local automotive electrical repair shop that re-builds generators/starters/alternators can do the job. Try a truck repair shop-bring the old motor with you- and see if they can match it up.
All good suggestions, it can't be anything that special. You just have to find the right man that knows where it came from. Where did you buy the rig? At a dealer? If so were they once a dealer of these units when they were new? If so they may be able to help. If not finding someone that sold and serviced these units when new might give you some more leads too.
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Does this help? I have no idea. Maybe if you give them a call they might point you in the right direction. Click on the link below
1988 Holiday Rambler Imperial Motorhome Salvage

Might call these guys too
http://rvexteriorbodypanels.visonerv...amblerparts.pl

And the company is still in business might give them a call too.
http://www.holidayrambler.com/holida...r/contact.html
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I wouldn't be surprised if the shop wasn't really working very hard to find a replacement. I would get the motor out of the rv and start taking it to auto parts stores and I bet they can find one that works.
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homeless, i did that back in 80"s. had a blast for 2 days till i got stopped.
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Agree with above to take the motor out and go to NAPA and let them cross reference any numbers on it to find a replacement. They have found things for me that I never thought I would find over the years.
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When you get some numbers google them, frequently they will make a hit on automotive parts. Stuff like that is not unique to your MH or MH's in general, it was used somewhere with decent volume.
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