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Old 12-26-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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The other day I was driving in the rain/snow and noticed that my windishield wipers were no longer parking in the position closest to the center pillar. Each cycle of the wipers ended up being just short of a full cylce. The longer they ran the further off they got. Once I got home the wipers were actually parking straight up and down in the center of each half of the windshield. Does anyone know if there is a park position adjustment or if the park postion is controlled by the wiper motor itself?
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The other day I was driving in the rain/snow and noticed that my windishield wipers were no longer parking in the position closest to the center pillar. Each cycle of the wipers ended up being just short of a full cylce. The longer they ran the further off they got. Once I got home the wipers were actually parking straight up and down in the center of each half of the windshield. Does anyone know if there is a park position adjustment or if the park postion is controlled by the wiper motor itself?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:19 AM   #3
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Any wipers I have ever had, including those on my Ultimate, this would be an indication that the arms are loose where they bolt onto the shaft. I adjusted the park position by loosening the bolt, putting the wiper in the correct position when off, then making sure the bolt was properly tightened down. (this normally requires removing the wiper arm from the shaft and rotating it to the right position ...you have to relieve the spring tension on the wiper arm ...easy to do if your arms can be lifted completely away from the glass and will stay in that position).
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:24 AM   #4
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Paul,

Thanks for the reply. Both wipers are doing the exact same thing so I believe the problem to be in the linkeage or motor itself.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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Fairly common problem. LInkage/motor issue, you're right. Right where the linkage is connected to the motor. It's a very small shaft that doesn't hold well. There's just a small nut on the end, easy to take apart and see if that is it. My mom's '99 Adventurer is now welded solid (by me, not by friction). I took it apart and reassembled it a couple times before I just had to weld it solid.

Not sure what a non-welding fix would be, or if that is exactly your problem. But easy to check.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:55 AM   #6
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Tim,

Thanks for the reply. Is this the nut you welded?
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:00 AM   #7
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Hard to see exactly, but yes, I think. The one in the upper right quadrant of the picture. It holds the short arm in place. Mom's is all one piece now, shaft, arm, and remains of the nut.

Mom's wipers eventually stopped, the shaft was just spinning in the short arm. They first changed where they parked, the shaft having slipped a little bit.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:12 AM   #8
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Tim,

Thank you for the information. I will be taking care of this tonight.
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Tim,

That did the trick. Thanks for the information.
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