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Sure. I can spray windshield washer on my window but my

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sure. I can spray windshield washer on my window but my wipers won't activate. I know for sure that the wiper motor isn't going. I have another issue that could be related my fuel gage is not working properly all the time.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The most likely cause for the wipers not working would be the wiper motor itself. If the washers didn't work either then I would suspect a switch related issue but if the washers do work it's more likely to be the motor.

Have fuses been checked?
Have you tested for power and ground at the motor?