GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1963-67 Vehicles



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the windshield wiper motor and linkage-1963-67 vehicles

  1. Remove the negative cable from the battery.
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  3. Remove the distributor and left-side ignition shields. Remove the left-side spark plug wire bracket and position out of the way.
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  5. Disconnect the ballast resistor on the firewall, then remove washer inlet and outlet hoses at the pump valve assembly.
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  7. Remove the distributor cap and position one side.
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  9. Disconnect washer pump and wiper-motor lead wires.
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  11. Remove the glove compartment.
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  13. Ensure that the wipers and motor are parked, then remove the wiper linkage retaining clip and disconnect both linkage and spacer from the crank arm.
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  15. Remove the wiper motor-to-firewall bolts and remove the motor.
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To install:
  1. Have an assistant aid in positioning and mount the wiper motor to the firewall. Ensure that the motor is in the parked position.
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  3. Position the left linkage, spacer, and right linkage on the crank arm and install the retaining clip in the groove in the crank arm.
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  5. Install remaining parts in a reverse order of removal.
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  7. Connect the battery cable and test wipers and washers.
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1968-82 Vehicles See Figures 2 through 7

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Fig. Fig. 2: Windshield wiper motor and linkage mounting-1968-82 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 3: The windshield wiper motor is mounted to the firewall



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disconnect the wiper motor electrical wiring



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the crank arm-to-motor retaining nut



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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the wiper motor retaining nuts ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the motor from the vehicle

  1. Ensure that the wiper motor is in the Park position.
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  3. Disconnect washer hoses and wire leads from the motor.
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  5. Remove the plenum chamber grille.
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  7. Remove the crank arm-to-motor retaining nut.
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  9. Remove the ignition shielding and distributor cap.
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  11. Remove the three motor retaining screws or nuts and remove the motor.
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  13. Check gaskets and replace if necessary. Ensure that the motor is in Park position.
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  15. Reverse removal steps to install.
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