A clear view of the road is essential in any driving activity. During rainy days, water and moisture blocks the driver's windshield, making the vehicle at risk for road accidents. The wiper motor is the one responsible for setting the wiper arms into motion, making your car's windshield free of water and other weather elements. If your wiper motor malfunctions or breaks down, it should be replaced immediately.
Change your wiper motor with these few steps:
Difficulty level: Moderate
Tools to be used:
- Open-end wrench
- Socket wrench set
Step 1: Use an open-end wrench to disconnect your vehicle's negative battery cable. Put the cable out of the way to ensure that it doesn't touch any metal parts.
Step 2: Look for the bolts that connect the wiper blade arms to the wiper motors. Unbolt these screws using a screwdriver. Pull out the wiper arms and set them aside.
Step 3: Disconnect the cover plate with a screwdriver and remove the electrical wiring connections from the wiper motor. Put the electrical wirings aside, so it wouldn't interfere with your repair.
Step 4: Detach the windshield wiper motor with a socket wrench. Then, pull out the nuts from the firewall. Pull out the old wiper motor and set the new one in place.
Step 5: Tighten the nuts using a socket wrench to secure the motor's attachment to the firewall.
Step 6: Reconnect the electrical wiring harness to the wiper motor using a socket wrench. Return the wiper arms in a straight up position. This enables you to reattach the wiper blade arms easily.
Step 7: Return the cover plate by sliding it over the wiper motor and setting it into position. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws to the frame.
Step 8: Connect the windshield wiper blade arms to the wiper motor with tightened screws. Reattach the negative battery cable to your car's battery using an open-end wrench.
Step 9: Turn your vehicle's ignition on and test if the windshield wiper blade motor is working correctly. Let it run for a minute or so and turn it off when you are done.