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Old 03-04-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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YJ wiper issue

Before I pull my soft top off and drop windshield, I thought I would ask (do some brain picking). My wipers will work (regardless of setting) for a few swipes, and then stop. I took blades off last night, and motor kept going without hesitation. Put wipers back on and swoosh, swoosh, stop. Any ideas before I attempt to change motor? (btw, total newb mechanically).

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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Does the Jeep have pulse wipers? If it does, then its most likely the timer box. Its located u under the dash, right above the emergency brake release handle. A little square box that is velcroed to a bracket. The bracket is bolted to the bottom edge of the dash.

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #3
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I can't really help with the wipers but I do have a brand new wiper motor id willing to sell you for cheaper than you'd get it at a parts store.
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Does the Jeep have pulse wipers? If it does, then its most likely the timer box. Its located u under the dash, right above the emergency brake release handle. A little square box that is velcroed to a bracket. The bracket is bolted to the bottom edge of the dash.

Thank you for your help... So I took that out and just cleaned up connections as it's not available at local parts store, (may have to make another trip to the wonderful Jeep wreckers ). Intermittent seems to work a little better (ran for 10 mins before starting to struggle), nothing in low or high, and horrible screeching I hadn't noticed before. :/
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If you lay the windshield forward, there are 2 oval holes in the bottom part that have a plastic plug in them. You can take the plastic plug out and have access to where the linkage pivots.

Use a good quality graphite based lube to oil these linkage pivots. They have a plastic bushing in them. I use what is called lock-eze, its used to lube a door lock. works wonders on making things slippery. If you coated a Cadillac with it, you could park it in a dog house.

As far as going to a salvage yard, The late 80's early 90's Cherokees that have pulse wipe in them have the same box.
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I will try that tomorrow when I have more time. I actually started last night, but, backed off when I got to roll bar :/ This would actually be the first time I have removed soft top too, so I want to make sure I have time to put it all back together (supposed to rain all week).
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I will try that tomorrow when I have more time. I actually started last night, but, backed off when I got to roll bar :/ This would actually be the first time I have removed soft top too, so I want to make sure I have time to put it all back together (supposed to rain all week).
looks like belle tire jeep
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:11 AM   #8
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It ended up being the motor, which I was able to replace from the wreckers. Thank you for the advice.

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