HI, I have a 2006 Chevy Equinox and the windshield wipers will only operate on high, I can sometime click the wipers down so they operate on a different speed. Is it the wiper motor or something else.
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Most likely the wiper motor/module is bad pretty common, but with out doing a electrical test at the motor/module to verify it I can't rule out the wiper motor switch.
If you have or have access to a volt meter I can assist you with how to test it and verify if it is the wiper motor/module or the switch and also give you instructions on how to replace either part.
Hi, My brother has a volt meter and asked me if you could instruct us on how to hook it up to the wiper motor and what the reading should be. Thanks for the info. Lisa
The only thing I did not think of is to test it you will have to remove both windsheld wiper arms and the cowl that covers the wiper motor.
The wiper arms are a pain to get off some times. The cowl is easy once the wiper arms are off.
You you want me to send you instructions on how to take the wiper arms and cowl off?
Yes... Please... and thank you so much. Lisa
Once you have both off you can disconnect the connector to the wiper motor.
Connect the black wire on the volt meter to ground (battery negative or non painted metal part)
-Now turn the vehicle on (not running)
-Turn on the wiper motor to the highest setting.
- Take the red wire on the volt meter and touched to slot (D see diagram below) the volt meter should show about 12 volts
Now take the red wire and move it to slot (E) and turn with wiper motor switch to the setting that did not work. If you have voltage then the wiper motor is bad.
So if I have voltage on the meter when the wiper switch is in a position where the wipers did not work, then my wiper motor is bad?
Thanks Matt... My brother and I will see what happens... I don't know if we will do it tomorrow or wait until Friday. If I accept can I still talk with you or do I have to wait to accept until I have no more questions? Have a super great New Year... Lisa
To be on the safe side don't accept at this time, wait until the problem is found.
I'm availible just about all the time. When you reply back it sends a mesage to my cell phone and I can login on my cell or my computer to answer any questions.
Matt... I will wait, Thanks so Much.. Lisa
I will be waiting for your reply.
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