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wipers running very slow on all speeds

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I went to use my wipers today and their really slow. It seems their slow on all speeds. I’m guessing it’s maybe a relay that controls the speeds, like a blower resistor. I have a 1997 Volvo 850

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Oh, I forgot to mention the arms feel tight and with no slop

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Hello, I went ahead and took the wiper transmission apart and found one of the shafts completely siezed. I had to hammer out the shafts with a punch. I lubed them with antisieze and grease and the shafts work perfectly. Now I got another problem I can’t get the connecting arms to sync properly.

I marked the shaft on the motor to the bracket before I took everything apart and the wipers were in the park position. When I loosened the nut on the motor it did rotate the motor maybe a quarter turn at the most. Here are some pics
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One of the wiper linkage arms seems to be hitting the fusebox

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Not a great picture but does this help?

https://www.b-parts.com/en/store/produc ... 1996-1997/

Maybe enough detail to get the correct positions.

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Then of course this may help too:



Thanks Robert!,

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Worst case run up the street to Erie VOVo and get a used one!

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Post by RickHaleParker »

zupta82 wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 pm One of the wiper linkage arms seems to be hitting the fusebox
Check the bearing mounts and rod bushings. They can break, crack and wear out.

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