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Old 06-08-2019, 02:56 PM
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Default Well tackled my windshield wiper today LOL

Didnt think it was going to be this bad.


 
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Didnt think it was going to be this bad.


I am amazed that no fuses blew All fuses are good, I guess the coil opens ?
 
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I was able to rebuild my motor...once. Lasted about two years, and then its second life ran out.

I don't see them in your photos, but you can coax the two big magnets out of the housing, clean it as best you can, then epoxy them back in. Your other options are to buy an NOS part if you can find one, get one from a junkyard (which may not be in any better shape than yours) or come up with a more radical solution.

I ended up using a new, good sized DC motor that I coupled to the wiper drive shaft with a chain drive arrangement. It works fine, but it has only one speed, doesn't park itself, and sounds like a chain saw running when it's on.

Good luck with it.

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I was able to rebuild my motor...once. Lasted about two years, and then its second life ran out.

I don't see them in your photos, but you can coax the two big magnets out of the housing, clean it as best you can, then epoxy them back in. Your other options are to buy an NOS part if you can find one, get one from a junkyard (which may not be in any better shape than yours) or come up with a more radical solution.

I ended up using a new, good sized DC motor that I coupled to the wiper drive shaft with a chain drive arrangement. It works fine, but it has only one speed, doesn't park itself, and sounds like a chain saw running when it's on.

Good luck with it.

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The chainsaw sound is actually awesome, there is a member who reached out to me about having one thanks.
 
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That looks totally rebuildable! It’s when they eat the magnets that they get difficult to fix. I wouldn’t toss it.

remove all rust with phosphoric acid, neutralize, clean, lubricate and reassemble. Then seal the damn thing. You’re missing the plastic cover for the motor and gearbox. The repair won’t last long un-sealed and uncovered. If the new one you get from a member comes with a cover then great! Otherwise seal it, or it’ll do the same.
 
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That looks totally rebuildable! Itís when they eat the magnets that they get difficult to fix. I wouldnít toss it.

remove all rust with phosphoric acid, neutralize, clean, lubricate and reassemble. Then seal the damn thing. Youíre missing the plastic cover for the motor and gearbox. The repair wonít last long un-sealed and uncovered. If the new one you get from a member comes with a cover then great! Otherwise seal it, or itíll do the same.
Sounds like a plan, il give it a shot..thanks
 
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Originally Posted by JigJag View Post
That looks totally rebuildable! Itís when they eat the magnets that they get difficult to fix. I wouldnít toss it.

remove all rust with phosphoric acid, neutralize, clean, lubricate and reassemble. Then seal the damn thing. Youíre missing the plastic cover for the motor and gearbox. The repair wonít last long un-sealed and uncovered. If the new one you get from a member comes with a cover then great! Otherwise seal it, or itíll do the same.
Got it all apart and cleaned, ready to go back together, i got lithium grease for the gear box but what do you suggest for the coil and magnet ??? what do you guys use for lubrication on that, i was gonna put some of the same stuff that we use on light bulbs.
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I sprayed them with white lithium lubricant to create a barrier to oxidation.
 
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I use graphite grease to lubricate computer fan motors, I'd use it for any small electrical motor. It will lubricate even when it dries off.
 
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Ok got the motor lubed, transmission lubed and all back together, went to re-install it and noticed the wiper park switch was all corroded and crumbling in my hand, Does anyone know how i can directly wire this up without using the park switch ( WIRE TO WIRE ) Thanks


 
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That looks totally rebuildable! Itís when they eat the magnets that they get difficult to fix. I wouldnít toss it.

remove all rust with phosphoric acid, neutralize, clean, lubricate and reassemble. Then seal the damn thing. Youíre missing the plastic cover for the motor and gearbox. The repair wonít last long un-sealed and uncovered. If the new one you get from a member comes with a cover then great! Otherwise seal it, or itíll do the same.
I rebuilt mine about 7 years ago but this time the magnets are broken and the armature has shorted out beyond repair.
Anyone have a replacement motor?
 
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where are you located, i just found a guy in Daytona beach, he told me he has a hangar full of stuff.
 
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where are you located, i just found a guy in Daytona beach, he told me he has a hangar full of stuff.
Hinsdale New Hampshire.
Iím picking up a Jeep Assembly next week and Iím going to try altering it to fit. If Iím successful Iíll post updates
 
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Hinsdale New Hampshire.
Iím picking up a Jeep Assembly next week and Iím going to try altering it to fit. If Iím successful Iíll post updates
Please let me know I still didnt get a answer from anyone if i can rewire mine without the park switch and what wires to use if i just want high speed thanks
 
 
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