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Old 01-20-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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My brother is traveling west and his windshield wipers suddenly quit during a rain storm. I've spoken to him several time on the phone and tried to help diagnose the problem, but with no luck. He has a 2002 Gulfstream on a W-22.
The first thing he did was try to replace the fuse, but it keeps blowing when a new one is inserted.He can't check voltage at the connectors or at the motor because of the fuse problem. I suggested he check the connector coming off the wiper motor for moisture from the rain, but he assures me it is dry. He brought it to a Work Horse Service center, but they told him it would take about 5 hours at $100.00 per/hr.to find the problem. After spending 1 hr. on it, the problem was still not located, so he decided to not spend anymore labor costs and start heading west to Nevada and hope it doesn't rain.
Since they stopped working during a rain storm, I tend to think water got into something, causing a short.
Does anybody have any suggestions as to what the problem could be?

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My brother is traveling west and his windshield wipers suddenly quit during a rain storm. I've spoken to him several time on the phone and tried to help diagnose the problem, but with no luck. He has a 2002 Gulfstream on a W-22.
The first thing he did was try to replace the fuse, but it keeps blowing when a new one is inserted.He can't check voltage at the connectors or at the motor because of the fuse problem. I suggested he check the connector coming off the wiper motor for moisture from the rain, but he assures me it is dry. He brought it to a Work Horse Service center, but they told him it would take about 5 hours at $100.00 per/hr.to find the problem. After spending 1 hr. on it, the problem was still not located, so he decided to not spend anymore labor costs and start heading west to Nevada and hope it doesn't rain.
Since they stopped working during a rain storm, I tend to think water got into something, causing a short.
Does anybody have any suggestions as to what the problem could be?

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vegas1, you hit the nail on the head most of the problems have been water in the plug to wiper motor. If he checked wipers before he left on trip the water is what causing the problem now. My wipers didn't blow a fuse but would not shut off. Had to unplug to get them to stop after it stop raining. Found water in plug had to clean out and tape plug and tie up above upper crack of hood opening. Also had water problem into air horn placed a weather strip across upper crack of hood opening, it kept plug dry and water out of air intake. "007"

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Vegas1,
This is Jeff at Brazel's RV Performance, we have run into that problem a lot here. Almost every single time we find that the windshield wipers are working intermittently or not working at all it is because the windshield wiper module needs to be replaced. It is a pretty simple changeout. The Workhorse dealer that your brother took his coach to should have been able to diagnose this problem in a couple of minutes. Let me know what happens.

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Hi Jeff-
To make matters worse concerning the wiper problem, by brothers coach died in El Paso, TX.
It was attributed to a clogged gas filter which caused the fuel pump to blow. The pump and filter was replaced, but now, his dash does not work, including speedometer, fuel guage, etc. Also, the jacks did not work either. The mechanic in El Paso bypassed something and hooked the wipers and jacks to direct power. Does the module you were referring to also control these function? He's planning on limping it into Las Vegas and take it to the local Workhorse Service Center. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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