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Old 10-13-11, 09:23 AM
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Question Wiper Problems

I have a 1982 Chevy Silverado (C-10) PU. The other day turned on the wipers, they worked fine, ten min.s later shut them off went into store, started back home, No wipers, would not do N Ething ..... Attempted to straight wire the motor and nothing, figured that the motor burnt out. Replaced the wiper motor,cranked the truck, turned on the wipers everything is lovely, Til i turned them off, They kept going, switch was not responding, disconnected the wiper switch, Cranked truck, wipers werew still going , Had to disconnect the motor to get them to stop! It's not the motor, Not the switch! Where could the problem be?
 
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You might have the motor [or switch] wired wrong.
 
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Old 10-13-11, 09:55 AM
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Don't think so! After all they just plug in! Besides they were not wired wrong when they first started to act up. Thanks anyway!
 
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The switch is supposed to interrupt the power flow. You need to figure out why power is going to the motor when the switch is turned off.
 
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Old 10-13-11, 10:13 AM
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That IS the problem and I'm aware of that !
 
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Don't these have some sort of switch in the wiper gearbox to "park the wipers? Or is that actually a part of the motor assy?
If that was bad on the new one, then once energized it would prob just keep running.

Was it a new motor assy or a junkyard part?
 
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Old 10-13-11, 12:13 PM
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In addition, not sure about your model, but on my 1993, the wiper assembly had a replaceable "chip" for lack of a better word. I had the same problem with mine and replacing that component fixed it. I'll see if I can come up with the part name.
 
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Chevy Wipers Are Not Made To Work In Rain

Your family truckster is a little older than mine (89 K-1500) but they can make you pull your hair out. The wipers along with the instrument cluster (cluster is right) have electrical problems.

I go in the car wash and after turning them on they won't shut off. Today, driving in a light mist, I'd turn them on for one swipe. After a while they wouldn't shut off for about 20 seconds then they'd stop straight up and down. After turning the truck off they did go back to normal....them things are possessed.
 
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Chev trucks have had a ton of problems with bad solder joints on the circuit boards of wipers. Go to fullsize chevy . com I beleive they have a sticky on this.
 
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Old 10-14-11, 09:35 AM
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replaceable "chip" for lack of a better word
WIPER MOTOR
PULSE/CIRCUIT
BOARD

Should be able to buy one at a parts store.
 
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Old 10-15-11, 08:42 AM
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Will try, Hope these hints work! Don't have much hair left to pull out
THANK YOU !
 
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