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Old 08-25-2016, 12:32 PM   #1
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Windshield wiper problem

I have a 2015 Sightseer 33c the wipers no longer go back to the horizontal park position, they now park in the veritical position. Has anyone else had this problem and so how was it fixed.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:55 PM   #2
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If the wiper sweeps the proper arc on the windshield, it's a gearing or linkage issue. If not, often the wiper arm will jump position on the shaft. Loosen the nut holding the arm on shaft, remove the arm. Look for stripped knurling on the shaft end. If O.K., reinstall the arm at the proper rest position. Tighten nut and see if it returns to that parked position.
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:42 AM   #3
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Bob according to what you said I have a gearing or linkage problem. How can that be fixed if you know. Thanks
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:30 AM   #4
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You'll have to check out the motor and linkage, I'm not sure what is installed on your RV. Often the motor has a cam that shuts off power in the park position. A loose nut in the linkage could perhaps allow the cam to shift position. See if loosening part of the linking will allow you to readjust the park position.
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This was a common problem at our shop. The wiper motor has a serrated bracket that attaches to the motor shaft. This bracket gets loose and spins on the shaft. The repair is simple. Locate the wiper motor. Loosen the nut on the
wiper motor shaft. Move the wipers to the park position. Tighten the nut.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:06 AM   #6
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Ga traveler tried what you said but still went to the position they were in.
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Tnroadrunner I would check the connection at the motor. See drawing below. If it is ok it may be inside the motor.
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Ga traveler tried what you said but still went to the position they were in.
Try it again and put a washer on before reinstalling the nut.

If I recall the spline is press fit into linkage and when mine did that the nut tightened before the spline firmly seated itself. The washer did the trick
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Ford had a problem with this back in the 80,s the design has probably changed but back then you could take the motor apart and repair it.
My cloudy memory says it was a broken tab that could be replaced. Not sure why but a broken wire comes to mind also.
In those the power would revert to a circuit that would be cut out when the blades reached a certain point IE parked position. That is when a cam would open similarity to a ignition point system.
If all suggestions fail to resolve your problem. I would suggest taking the motor apart and you should see something unusual.
We used to fix them without removing anything. But that was in pickup trucks. Almost a century ago.
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Tried everything that you folks were kind enough to tell me and tried them all and nothing worked. Guess I will get a new motor. Thank you all.
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