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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:43 AM
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1984 110. Wiper's work at normal speed in high speed position and stop in all other positions. They do not park properly so you have to time it to get them down. The yellow wire is disconnected on the wiper park switch in this mode. When the yellow wire is attached the wipers work on all speeds as advertised; however they park themselves in the full up position. Replaced wiper park switch. Wipers do the exact same thing. I've tried every combination of red, blue, and yellow on the wiper park switch and haven't resolved the issue. One of the combos made the wipers go insanely fast, forget which one, but I forget which one(it was really fun to watch).

Any ideas on what could be the issue?
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:48 AM
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99% sure the problem is the round gear that drives the wipers. It sounds like it is installed 180 degrees from where it should be. It has a nylon "hump" on the back that opens the park switch, if it's set the wrong way it parks at the wrong end.

It's an easy fix.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Sounds like the issue. Thanks. I'll take a look at it tomorrow. This fixed plus a defender 200tdi that will shortly be on the way plus the new coat of pastel green will put the truck back into the running for a keeper.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 07:26 AM
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99% sure the problem is the round gear that drives the wipers. It sounds like it is installed 180 degrees from where it should be. It has a nylon "hump" on the back that opens the park switch, if it's set the wrong way it parks at the wrong end.

It's an easy fix.

Explain how it's easy. I can't figure out how to get at it to reset it 180 degrees.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 08:38 AM
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Tom posted a pic that shows the RHD and LHD setup in the following thread.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ighlight=wiper

4 screws on the back of the motor and 1 clip on the outside, pull the gear and put it in the proper way if that is the issue.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Thanks. I had done the screws then was driven nuts by not getting it out. Set the screws back in it and flipped it over and then saw the clip. Then got frustrated at how long I had fiddled with it and the dog was whining in the back yard so I quit for the time being. Thanks. This does look easy.
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thanks to this post (and many others on other forums) finally figured out my wiper issues. I changed park switch and relay and wipers were still parking in "up" position. I was going crazy trying to figure it out. Took the motor apart twice before I realized what people were describing when saying to remove part of the gear and turn 180 degrees. the wheel and piece I had to change are the same color so it looked like one solid piece. Anyway, got it off and rotated it and had success. Now wipers work as they should. Thanks again!
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thanks to this post (and many others on other forums) finally figured out my wiper issues. I changed park switch and relay and wipers were still parking in "up" position. I was going crazy trying to figure it out. Took the motor apart twice before I realized what people were describing when saying to remove part of the gear and turn 180 degrees. the wheel and piece I had to change are the same color so it looked like one solid piece. Anyway, got it off and rotated it and had success. Now wipers work as they should. Thanks again!
Damn! I have a brand new wiper motor I installed then removed due to frustration (parking in up position). Since I have my dash apart, I'll try this fix too. Kicking myself for not realizing this...had no idea there was a RHD & LHD version
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Definitely worth a try. It never made sense to me that I would have to change that piece on a motor that's been in the defender for 20 years, but maybe previous owner was having same issues.
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Please take pictures and post. I'm not picturing this in my head.

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Damn! I have a brand new wiper motor I installed then removed due to frustration (parking in up position). Since I have my dash apart, I'll try this fix too. Kicking myself for not realizing this...had no idea there was a RHD & LHD version
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Please take pictures and post. I'm not picturing this in my head.

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See the linked thread above. http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...fix-30797.html
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