Windshield Wiper Motor - Page 2 - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Register Home Forums Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow
Problems and Service Talk about any mechanical problems you are having

YourCobalt.com is the premier Chevrolet Cobalt Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
nut on linkage may be loose

If the windshield wipers don't move but you can hear the motor running, it may be the nut on the linkage is loose. I believe this is by design to keep the motor from burning up or the linkage from breaking. Unfortunately, this nut is a bear to get to. Open the hood, remove the plastic cowling up by the wipers. If you have small hands you can reach in and feel the nut that attaches the short link from the end of the motor to the windshield linkage. See if it is loose, if so this is the problem. It also may have fallen off but hopefully is still in the cavity. So, turn the windshield wipers on and then off to make sure you are in the parked position, by hand move the wipers to the parked position. Now we will tighten the nut. You will need a 14mm wrench ( I used a 1/2" and it worked ). Luckily, I had a nice Craftsman ratcheting flat wrench. Very difficult to get it in there but it is possible. Tighten the nut, I believe it just holds the linkages together with friction (maybe a couple dimples ). I would not loctite since this is the weak link, meant to loosen when the wipers are frozen to the windshield. Hope this helps, I have done it twice, really is a bad design. My Toyota just does a similar thing but on the wiper so tightening it is simple.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2