Caliber 2007

Rear Window Wiper/Washer Systems

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove or disengage each of the fasteners that secure the coolant reserve container (gasoline engine) or the coolant pressure container (diesel engine) to the inboard side of the washer reservoir and move the container aside as necessary to gain access to the washer reservoir for removal.
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  5. Siphon the washer fluid from the washer reservoir into a clean container for reuse.
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  7. Disconnect the engine compartment wire harness connector from the washer pump/motor.
    NOTE
    To aid in reinstallation, note the installed position of the washer hoses prior to disconnecting them.

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  9. Disconnect the front and rear washer hoses from the reservoir washer hoses near the top of the right front strut tower.
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  11. Remove the screw that secures the mounting tab on the back of the reservoir filler neck to the bracket on the forward side of the right front strut tower.
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  13. Pull the washer reservoir upward far enough to disengage the post on the underside of the reservoir from the hole in the horizontal extension of the right front wheel house.
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  15. Remove the washer reservoir from the engine compartment.
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To install:

  1. Position the washer reservoir into the right front corner of the engine compartment.
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  3. Align and engage the post on the underside of the reservoir into the hole in the horizontal extension of the right front wheel house.
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  5. Install and tighten the screw that secures the mounting tab on the back of the reservoir filler neck to the bracket on the forward side of the right front strut tower.
    NOTE
    Be certain to reconnect the front and rear washer hoses to the proper reservoir hoses from the washer pump. Failure to properly connect the hoses will cause the front and rear washer systems to operate incorrectly.

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  7. Reconnect the front and rear washer hoses to the reservoir washer hoses near the top of the right front strut tower.
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  9. Reconnect the headlamp and dash wire harness connector to the washer pump/motor unit.
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  11. Position the coolant reserve container (gasoline engine) or the coolant pressure container (diesel engine) to the inboard side of the washer reservoir and reinstall or engage each of the fasteners that secure the container.
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  13. Refill the washer reservoir with the washer fluid drained during removal.
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  15. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
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Wiper Motor
  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
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  3. Remove the rear wiper arm from the rear wiper motor output shaft.
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  5. Remove the trim from the liftgate inner panel.
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  7. Disconnect the liftgate wire harness connector from the rear wiper motor.
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  9. Remove the three screws that secure the motor mounting bracket to the U-nuts on the liftgate inner panel.
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  11. Pull the wiper motor forward far enough to disengage the output shaft from the rubber grommet in the liftgate glass.
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  13. Remove the motor from the liftgate.
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  15. Remove the rubber grommet from the output shaft clearance hole in the liftgate glass and discard.
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To install:

  1. Install a new rubber grommet into the rear wiper motor output shaft clearance hole located in the liftgate glass. Always use a new rubber grommet in the glass.
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  3. Check to be certain that the three U-nuts are properly installed and in good condition in the liftgate inner panel.
    CAUTION
    A new replacement rear wiper motor is shipped with a rubber lubricant applied to the motor output shaft where it contacts the rubber grommet in the liftgate glass. If a rear wiper motor is removed then reinstalled, an appropriate rubber lubricant (Mopar® Nye Synthetic Lubricant - also known as Fluorocarbon Gel 880 Synthetic Lubricant) must be applied to the motor output shaft in the area just below the taper where the shaft will contact the grommet before the motor is reinstalled. Failure to comply with this caution can result in premature grommet failure, excessive motor loads and water leaks.

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  5. Insert the rear wiper motor output shaft through the rubber grommet in the liftgate glass.
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  7. Position the rear wiper motor and mounting bracket to the U-nuts in the liftgate inner panel as a unit
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  9. Install and tighten the three screws that secure the motor mounting bracket to the liftgate.
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  11. Reconnect the liftgate wire harness connector to the wiper motor connector receptacle.
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  13. Reinstall the trim onto the liftgate inner panel.
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  15. Reinstall the rear wiper arm onto the output shaft.
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  17. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
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