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I have a 2012 Outback, and the rear wiper won't work. The…

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I have a 2012 Outback...
I have a 2012 Outback, and the rear wiper won't work. The motor goes on with the switch,
but the wiper won't move. This happened after a car wash. They taped the wiper, but it
hasn't worked since then. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago
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HI there,

This usually means the nut that holds the wiper arm on is not tight enough. If you pop the plastic cover up you should be able to access the nut. I believe it's 10mm, tighten the nut and then retry the wiper. This should solve the issue if the motor is working.

Please give it a try and let me know.

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will try it tomorrow AM. It's too dark out there right now. I will let you know how I make out.Thank you, Susan
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

Sounds good Susan, I am thinking it's likely the wiper froze to the window after the car was washed. Of course I don't know where you live, but if it's cold and you turned the wiper on, it can actually happen. I also sent you a diagram to help.

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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

Hi Susan,

Thought I would check in and see how you made out with this?

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