Dodge Colt/Challenger/Conquest/Vista 1971-1989 Repair Guide

Rear Window Wiper Motor



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Fig. Fig. 1 View of the rear wiper system components

  1. Remove the wiper blade and arm. The arm is retained by a locknut, lift up the cover and remove the nut: pull the arm from the shaft.
  3. Remove the lift gate trim panel, disconnect the wiring harness connector. Remove the motor mounting nuts (inside and outside). Remove the motor.
  5. If you must remove the crank arm from the motor, match mark its location. The arm is installed so the wiper blades will stop at a preset position.

When installing the wiper arm, the distance between the tip of the blade and the lower window molding should be:

Station wagon: 5mm
1979-84 Colt: 80mm
1985-89 Colt: 60mm
Vista: 20mm
Conquest: 50mm