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Passenger Side Wiper Not Working

johndough

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I turn the wiper switch so both wipers should be working and then my passenger side wiper isn't moving. With the switch off, I get out and go to move both wipers and the driver side wiper is stiff and the passenger side wiper is loose and easy to move. What can I do to fix this? I'm going to assume it's probably an easy fix. Thank you - JD
 


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I turn the wiper switch so both wipers should be working and then my passenger side wiper isn't moving. With the switch off, I get out and go to move both wipers and the driver side wiper is stiff and the passenger side wiper is loose and easy to move. What can I do to fix this? I'm going to assume it's probably an easy fix. Thank you - JD
I found the problem, I have ordered the little clip that goes from the wiper motor to the passenger blade and I believe that is the cause of my problem. I'll install it and try to come back and tell how it went so then if anyone else has that problem they can fix it too. Thank you.
 

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On my 1994 it uses a ball and cup at each wiper blade
Ball is metal, cup is plastic, plastic cup gets worn down and ball pops out
Cup is called a bushing and is no longer available

Ended up putting a few layers of aluminum foil on the ball and pushed it back in to the cup, lol
So far so good
 

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My apologies, please no offense, but that's funny. If I was your buddy riding shotgun and you hit your wipers and only yours moved and mine didn't...I would laugh my ass off, then crack a beer and help you diagnose it.
 

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Thanks all, appreciate it. I thought it was funny as well the first time I turned the switch and only my driver side wiper was working. Lol
 

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I found the problem, I have ordered the little clip that goes from the wiper motor to the passenger blade and I believe that is the cause of my problem. I'll install it and try to come back and tell how it went so then if anyone else has that problem they can fix it too. Thank you.
How did you access the Windshield wiper area? I think I have the same problem with the passenger side wiper.
 

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