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Old 09-30-2003, 07:02 AM   #1
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Default Am I the only one??

whose rear wiper has crapped out?

I have a '98 GT Wagon with ~65K miles. I've cleaned and repacked the rear wiper gearbox once already because it had corroded and jammed up. It's stopped again and I'm looking for a more permanent fix before I tear up the the interior again.

Anyone else been into the the tailgate and fixed this?

Thanks,

Dave
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Old 09-30-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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When its cold mine just makes a horrible squeaky groaning noise, but has yet to crap out. II've debated "going in" to check it out. So I'd appreciate any comment as well

If you do get into it, maybe replace it with a used one from a wrecker?
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Old 09-30-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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did you grease the gears in there? I would just call the service shop and get their advice. Unless it's "Well, it'll be $100 just to look at it." I have a 96 wagon and mine's fine.
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Old 09-30-2003, 03:36 PM   #4
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$100 is about what I'd expect. It takes a good 15-30 minutes to get it all apart.
I should probably disassemble it first and see how bad it's gotten internally.
New motor from the local dealer is $120 + tax. Off the web, I've seen new for ~$100 + shipping and used for about the same. For the cost difference I'll probably buy new locally to save time and hassle. Can't see buying used for no discount.

I was hoping someone had a great fix to keep the water out of the bushings and gearbox.

Dave
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Old 09-30-2003, 03:39 PM   #5
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Why you are having this water leakage problem and I am not? It hasn't been damaged?
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Old 09-30-2003, 03:43 PM   #6
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Don't recall noticing any damage last time I had it apart. I'll look more carefully this time.

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Old 09-30-2003, 03:51 PM   #7
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Try some household sealant from the hardware store for a couple bucks. When I had my old Honda my windsheild was leaking and that worked like a charm. When you put it back on use that around the seals and it might work. If that's what the problem is.
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Old 10-01-2003, 06:53 AM   #8
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The corrosion was limited to the outer inch of the gearbox housing just below where the shaft attaches to the wiper arm.
Was a bear driving the shaft back out of the housing, but it cleaned up OK.
Gearbox was clean and dry (and well lubed).
I packed the shaft housing with light waterproof grease and used more under the little plastic hat that covers the large mounting nut and then some more when I re-assembled the wiper arm to the shaft and a little more under the little plastic cover that covers the nut that attaches the arm in place.
Should last for a while.

Dave.
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:13 AM   #9
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