Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BoxMN

98 chev k1500 wiper motor - I messed up... doh.

9 posts in this topic

Hi guys,

I put in a new wiper motor. I thought all went well until I tried it. I must have moved the starting point when I was trying to take it off, moved the wipers "up" and now the "off" position is the far left of the swing... heh, I am no mechanic...

But there has to be some way to reset the position without taking the motor off again, isn't there? I tried unplugging the harness, then turning the truck on, then off, then replugging, but nothing like that worked.

Any advice? Is there a way to reset the position?

Thanks tons for any advice and instruction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take off the wiper arms and put them in the correct position.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahaha, is it that simple? I am pretty stupid, ha! smile

Thanks airjer!!!!

BTW, before I even look, is there anything to taking them off? I have never done it. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For future reference it is a good idea to plug the motor in, turn on the wipers and then turn them off to make sure the motor is in the park position. All that happened is the arm that attaches to the motor is 180 off. Since it turns in a circle it really doesn't matter which way it is pointing.

The arms should be held on by a nut. If it is there will be a plastic cover that goes over them. Loosen the nut, flip the arm up like you are changing the blades, then push towards the cowl and pull away from the cowl (you don't want to rotate the arm) the part that is attached to the stud. sometimes they will pop and sometimes you will need to use a puller. Once it is loose preposition it in the proper position and tighten the nut. If they don't come loose and its very possible the won't it will be easier to remove the motor or swing buy a shop to have them pop them. I as well as many other guys have found a battery terminal puller works pretty well for these.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems to me that you have to take it back off at the motor and turn it 180. If the blades are "up" in the park position, and you move them down, wont they try to go down further when you turn them on? I guess I've never run into this, cause I always run the motor before hooking the linkage up. Let us know what you find.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup! don't do what I said!!!

I had another blonde moment!!! LOL thanks for correcting me Macgyver. The wiper motor has to come off in order to correct the problem!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys, I will take it off and remount. I appreciat ehte help!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I appologize Boxmn. I'm just glad I got ahold of you before you did anything. You know how to get ahold of me if you have any questions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Airjer,

I really appreciate the assistance, and you too mcguyver!

So I figured it out. My problem was that I tried to do it through the firewall.... what a stupid guy I am. I didn't take the black plastic cover off and do it right the first time. So I took the wiper arms off, then took the black grate off, and got the motor on perfect. All was working. So I put the grate back on.

Tested it out, and the passenger spray wasn;t working... so I could see I pinched the hose... doh #2...

Lossened the screws, adjusted the hose, tested it and it was spraying. Tightened the screws, and all seemed good... then I tried as I was driving to my brothers... passenger side not spraying... doh#3...

So I finally took off the grate entriely again, put the hose into the channel properly, then tested and tightened and tested and all is finally good. smile

Good thing I don't work for you guys or I would fired for taking 3 ours to do a half hour job, ha! But I learned a lot. I am no mechanic, but lately have been trying more things on truck, car and boats, just to learn it. Lots of "gotchas" out there, especially for the rookie!

Thanks guys! Your help kept me from taking it to the shop and just letting someone else do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Next up Grow Lights, I have a south facing window in my den that I use to start plants with. I have a big shelf at window height then I use glass blocks and put steel closet racks on top to set my plants on. I can stack about three levels high. Above all of this I have a three bulb flood light fixture This year I went out and bought three 15 watt grow lights. I had to buy some socket extenders so the grow lights would screw into the floodlight sockets. Tried them out last night and they are pretty dang bright. I am going to have them on during cloudy days and in the evening to see if they help promote growth. Any day now I should have some tobacco coming up and I will see if the lights help speed up their growth.
    •       [When asked her occupation:] "Destroyer of the works of the Devil by the direct order of God."
    • I think the Wild vs Jets games are pretty awesome atmosphere-wise. They have a lot of fans that travel down here for games too. It would appear to be a fun place to watch a game in Winnipeg for sure!
    •   And we've never won the war on homicide yet either
    • Have heard that's a fun arena to catch a game at.
    •     Actually I haven't advocated anything. Just pointing out the War on Drugs hasn't been a success along with skepticism that anyone can "win" it   I'll leave the debate of legalization and the pros and cons of doing such to others    
    • The problem of prescription abuse has been recognized on a national level, but it must not fit the agenda, since there was no funding appropriated to go with the legislation.         On the national level, Congress this year passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act(CARA), which increased to 275 the maximum number of patients for whom a physician can provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence. In a provision aimed at controlling usage and reducing diversion, the law allows prescribers or patients to request partial prescription refills and then opt to have the remainder filled within 30 days.
    • Just found some at Maynard's Tackle.
    •   They're legal until they fall into the wrong hands.  But I haven't heard of many cases where doctors or patients have ended up in prison for distributing narcotics.  So far, the suggested remedy for the epidemic seems to be for the states to set up online information sites so the public can be "educated" about the dangers of using addictive drugs.     So, apparently, armored vehicles, swat teams, and prison sentences are the answer for illegal drugs, and education is the key for legal drugs,              
  • Our Sponsors