Frozen Wipers?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by jeffinmaine, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. jeffinmaine

    jeffinmaine Member

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    I have a 69 chevy with wiper problems. I got home last night and they were working fine, but this am with all the ice and snow they won't go! I freed the blades from the windshield, still nothing. Any ideas?
     
  2. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Can you heard the wiper motor running when you turn the wiper switch? If not, perhaps a blown fuse or a burner out wiper motor. If the motor is running, then perhaps the wiper armature (the framework between the motor and wipers) is disconnected. Or lastly, the wiper arms may be stripped where they connect to the armature.
     

  3. Ozarks_1

    Ozarks_1 Well-Known Member

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    Cabin Fever covered the possibilities quite well. The only other thing I can think of is ice in a wiring connection somewhere preventing electrical contact.
     
  4. jeffinmaine

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    Thanks for all the advice....

    I found the problem. The linkage between the motor and the two blades is under a vent just below the windshield, but before the hood. This had filled with ice and was frozen solid! So, several pans of boiling water later, I have wipers again. Gotta love winter in Maine.
     
  5. greggholmes

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    there should be a drain hole in there, make sure it's open..

    I had linkage come apart inside there. putting it back together was fun
     
  6. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try a spray bottle of acohol and spray the wiper area ,Also works on frozen brakes