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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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Left wiper not working...

Hey were stuck, blew the fuse and then only the right one stared working again...

Aby ideas?

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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:38 PM
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Your truck is cursed! I'll give you $50 for it.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:54 PM
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If all else fails, we'll be in touch.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:55 PM
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Adapter loose on the shaft or wheelbox stripped.

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Hey were stuck, blew the fuse and then only the right one stared working again...

Aby ideas?

Thanks!
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:17 PM
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Adapter loose on the shaft or wheelbox stripped.
How would I go about fixing that?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:31 PM
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How would I go about fixing that?
Remove dash top. Remove wiper motor. Pull cable. Replace wheel box. Assembly is reverse of disassembly.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:56 PM
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Any ways to break this curse?
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Yes please sell him your rig...
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Yes please sell him your rig...
Be nice Willy but a plastic top 110 would make a nice dorm-mobile.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:46 PM
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could it be the worm gear part, or does that not strip? when i move it by hand it moves everything on th outside, ill have to open everything up and see whats going on.. is it safe to say that i should order a new wheel box?

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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:48 PM
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The wheel of could just be loose. You need to look. Is the wiper arm tight on the shaft?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:56 PM
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The wheel of could just be loose. You need to look. Is the wiper arm tight on the shaft?
It seems to be, everything on the outside moves as one and nothing seems to be loose.

Could the bit of force I used on the wiper arm to try to get them moving again pop something out of position?
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You have a screw looking cable that runs through two wheel boxes. If one wiper is working then the motor is working and the cable is moving. That narrows it down to the wiper that is not working wheel box, shaft, wiper adapter on the end of the shaft or wiper arm. It is easy to check to see if the wiper arm is secure on the shaft. If all that feels tight the next thing to look at is the wheel box. You have to take off the crash pad to get to it then it gets a bit fiddly. (not much room to work) You can also take the entire wheel box out but might have to remove the cable which means partially removing he wiper motor.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:12 AM
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It could be the OE grease in the cogs has become too hard with the cold temps and causing slippage. That crap is x# years old and would be better if removed and replaced with white lith grease.

I replaced my wheel boxes last year when this happened to me on a 3 hour trip during the biggest and coldest snow storm we've had in years.

I did not completely remove the motor. I loosened it to give me some flex. I also learned the upper dash support arm on the passenger side can be bent out of the way to remove the screw gear. This screw gear should be cleaned of old OE grease as well.

I didn't not find this project fun so my advice is not to skimp. Do it right the first time.

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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:08 AM
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Hey were stuck, blew the fuse and then only the right one stared working again...

Aby ideas?

Thanks!
The wheelboxes usually do not need replacement. They are very primitive in design like most of the truck and there is a metal tab on the outside of the wheel box that is bent inward to push the worm drive cable into the gear. Its sounds like by forcing it you made the cable push away from the gear bending the tab outwards. Like Mike said it is a bit fiddly to adjust in the truck but can be done. While in there spraying lube in both directions up and down the tube is probably a good idea. Being a tith truck the grease in yours should be from 2008 and not 15-30 years old like most others here are dealing with.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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If you wheel box is shattered just replace it. No need to take the motor off. Just take the wheel box outta dash and roll it on the cable. Once the wheel box out, take the new one and feed the cable in it till good position is obtain. Bolt it back to the dash and install the wiper.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:21 AM
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I didn't know anyone's wipers actually worked... I mean, they move back and forth and all but their functionality leaves a lot to be desired.

I'm kind of surprised there isn't a knob on the dashboard that controls them manually like on those little barbie jeeps.
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