GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 12

  1. Remove the wiper arm and blade assemblies.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the hood seal and the left hand cowl panel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Pull the hood seal from the cowl panel



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use an awl to remove the retainer from the left side cowl panel ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... then remove the cowl panel for access to the windshield wiper motor

  1. Disconnect the washer hose assembly from the cowl panel.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Disconnect the washer hose from the cowl



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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the cowl panel mounting and washer hose location

  1. Detach the electrical connector from the wiper motor assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Unplug the windshield wiper motor electrical connector

  1. Remove the left hand linkage attaching bolt/screw and nut.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Unfasten the left side linkage bolt and nut

  1. Separate the socket of the right hand linkage from the ball of the left hand linkage using tool J-39232, or equivalent.
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  3. Remove the left hand linkage assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the left hand side linkage



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Fig. Fig. 9: Exploded view of the windshield wiper linkage and motor

  1. Remove the wiper motor attaching bolt/screw and pull the wiper motor assembly free from the slots in the bracket.
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Fig. Fig. 10: Remove the wiper motor bolt/screws, then pull the motor free from the slots in the bracket

  1. Remove the socket of the right hand linkage assembly from the crank arm ball of the wiper motor assembly using tool J-39232 or equivalent.
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Fig. Fig. 11: You must use a special tool to separate the wiper linkage

To install:

When installing the wiper motor assembly, make certain that the crank arm is in the inner wipe position. The crank arm drive pin must be engaged in the cam pocket.

  1. Press the socket of the right hand linkage assembly into engagement with the crank arm ball of the wiper motor assembly using tool J-39529, or equivalent.
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Fig. Fig. 12: Press the linkage to the crank arm ball using the specified tool

  1. Install the wiper motor with the two locator pads pressed fully into the slots of the wiper motor bracket.
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  3. Install the attaching motor bolt.
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  5. Install the left hand linkage assembly without attaching parts.
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  7. Press the socket of the right hand linkage assembly using tool J-39529.
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  9. Install the left hand linkage attaching nut and screw.
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  11. Attach the wiper motor electrical connector.
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  13. Connect the windshield washer hose to the cowl.
  14.  
  15. Install the left hand cowl panel and hood seal.
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  17. Install the wiper arm and blade assemblies.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable, then check for proper wiper operation.
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