So one day last fall I turned on the rear wiper, it was working fine. Drove to my destination and shut off all the wipers before I shut the truck off like I normally do, rear wiper goes back to the down position. After I left from my errand, I realized I hadn't turned on the rear wiper, so when I did, it wiped to the point of being vertical and stopped. I shut it of, it did not return to the down position.
So I got home, turn on the switch, it didn't do anything, so I grabbed the wiper and tried to see if I could move it. I could feel it trying to move but it was like it didn't have enough juice to move without my assistance.
I haven't touched it since, but I would now like to replace it before winter comes again. It was kind of annoying not having it all last winter. I tested it again and its going the same thing.
So where should I start looking for issues before I waste a day going to the U-Pull it to get another motor?
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Mine doesn't work either, and I'll be leaving it that way. It's been awhile since I priced a replacement motor, but I want to say it was in the $300 range. Even if I'm off on that dollar amount, it was definitely high enough to put it in the "I can live without it" category for me.
Tried to find one from a salvage yard, but they won't sell them. Because of rusting issues there's enough of a demand for the rear lift gate as a unit that they won't take the motor out of a non-trashed gate, and when they do get one in with a trashed lift gate, the wiper motor is out the door same day.