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Ice on windshield, wipers stop in up position, wiper motor is

Customer Question

do to ice on windshield, wipers stop in up position, wiper motor is fine, wanted to know how to set them back to nomal.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Bob replied 7 years ago.

You are not the only one who has had this problem, I am sending you the GM technical service bulletin that covers the repair for it.

 

Document ID# XXXXX
2002 Chevrolet Impala

Subject:Windshield Wipers Park in Outwipe Position (Install Wiper Motor Crank Arm and Wiper Motor Bracket Service Kit) #02-08-43-002 - (05/22/2002)

 

Models:2002 Buick Century, Regal
2002 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

 



Condition

Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers park in the outwipe (vertical) position.

Cause

This condition may be caused by a bent park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.

Correction

To correct this condition, install a new windshield wiper motor crank arm and a windshield wiper motor bracket service kit. Use the following service procedure:

    Bent Wiper Motor Park Tab


    Object Number: 883067  Size: SH

  1. Remove the windshield wiper motor drive system module. Inspect the park tab on the wiper motor bracket. It may be bent as shown in the illustration above.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper transmission from the windshield wiper motor bracket.
  3. Remove the windshield wiper motor crank arm from the windshield wiper motor.
  4. Remove the windshield wiper motor from the windshield wiper motor bracket. Refer to the Wiper Motor Replacement procedure in the Wipers/Washer Systems sub-section of the Service Manual (SI Document ID #818796).

    Straight Wiper Motor Park Tab


    Object Number: 883068  Size: SH

  5. Reassemble the windshield wiper motor drive system using a new windshield wiper motor crank arm, P/N 12494832 and the contents of the windshield wiper motor bracket service kit, P/N 88958149 (in Canada, P/N 88958260). The park tab on the new wiper motor bracket should be straight as shown in the illustration shown above.
  6. Reinstall the windshield wiper motor transmission onto the new windshield wiper motor bracket. Refer to the Wiper Transmission Replacement procedure in the Wipers/Washer Systems sub-section of the Service Manual (SI Document ID #818797).
  7. Reinstall the windshield wiper motor onto the windshield wiper motor bracket. Refer to the Wiper Motor Replacement procedure in the Wipers/Washer Systems sub-section of the Service Manual (SI Document ID #818796). Refer to the instruction sheet in the service kit for the proper installation of the flat washer onto the windshield wiper motor bracket. It must be seated against the park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.
  8. Reinstall the windshield wiper motor crank arm onto the windshield wiper motor. Refer to the Wiper Motor Crank Arm Replacement procedure in the Wipers/Washer Systems sub-section of the Service Manual (SI Document ID #818984).
  9. Reinstall the windshield wiper drive system module into the vehicle. Refer to the Wiper Drive System Module Replacement procedure in the Wipers/Washer sub-section of the Service Manual (SI Document ID #818798).
  10. Test the operation of the windshield wipers and washer.

Parts Information

Part Number

Description

Qty

12494832

Arm, Windshield Wiper Motor Crank

1

88958149

(US)

88958260

(Canada)

Windshield Wiper Motor Bracket Service Kit

1

Parts are expected to be available from GMSPO on 6/3/02.

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