GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 17



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Fig. Fig. 1: Unfasten the attaching screws and retainers, then remove the air inlet screen



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Fig. Fig. 2: The cowl panel is retained by trim clips on either side of the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the clips from the cowl panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disconnect the washer fluid hose and ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... remove the hose tube from the cowl panel



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Fig. Fig. 6: Lift the panel up and remove it from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 7: Detach the connector for the wiper motor



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Fig. Fig. 8: The wiper motor assembly is retained by three retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the three retaining bolts for the wiper motor drive assembly and ...



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Fig. Fig. 10: ... remove the assembly from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the upper and ...



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Fig. Fig. 12: ... lower wiper motor transmission driveshaft from the wiper motor crank



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Fig. Fig. 13: Loosen the crank retaining screw and ...



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Fig. Fig. 14: ... gently tap the crank bolt until the crank becomes loose and ...



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Fig. Fig. 15: ... remove the crank from the motor



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Fig. Fig. 16: Remove the three bracket retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 17: ... and remove the bracket

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the wiper arm assemblies.
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  5. Remove the wiper cowl assembly from the vehicle.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor.
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  9. Remove the 3 retaining bolts from the wiper drive module and remove from the vehicle.
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  11. Disconnect the wiper transmission assembly from the wiper motor crank arm assembly.
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  13. Disconnect the wiper crank arm assembly from the wiper motor assembly.
    1. Loosen the wiper motor crank screw.
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    3. Tap on the wiper motor crank screw with a plastic mallet while holding up on the wiper motor crank arm assembly, until the crank arm assembly is loose.
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    5. Remove the wiper motor screw and wiper motor crank arm assembly.
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    7. Remove the 3 mounting screws from the bracket and remove the wiper motor.
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To install:
  1. Install the wiper motor to the mounting bracket and install the 3 mounting screws. Tighten the screws to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
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  3. Attach the wiper motor crank arm assembly to the wiper motor assembly.
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  5. Attach the electrical connector to the wiper motor.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position and set the wiper switch to PULSE . Verify wiper motor operation, turn the ignition switch OFF while the motor is still operating. Wiper motor assembly will then return to PARK.
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  11. Disconnect the negative battery cable and then disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor.
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Do not rotate the wiper motor assembly shaft during installation of wiper motor crank arm assembly.

  1. Install the wiper motor crank arm assembly onto the wiper motor assembly, while maintaining a 4-8mm gap between the wiper motor crank arm and the bracket tab.
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  3. Install the wiper motor crank arm screw and tighten to 144 inch lbs. (16 Nm). Make sure the gap between wiper motor crank arm and bracket tab is still 0.16-0.32 in. (4-8mm).
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  5. Install the wiper transmission assembly onto the wiper motor crank arm assembly using tool J-39529 or equivalent.
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  7. Install the wiper drive system module and tighten the 3 screws to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  9. Install the electrical connector to the wiper motor assembly.
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  11. Install the wiper cowl assembly.
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  13. Install the wiper arm assemblies onto the vehicle.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  17. Operate the wipers and check for proper operation.
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