GM Prizm/Nova 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front wipers

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor.
  4.  
  5. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the motor from the firewall.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wiper linkage from the wiper motor assembly.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Windshield wiper motor removal - 1993



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Fig. Fig. 2: Disconnecting the wiper linkage from the wiper motor crank arm - 1993

Rear Wiper

See Figures 3 and 4

  1. Remove the wiper arm from the pivot and remove the spacer and washer on the pivot.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cover (trim) panel on the inside of the hatch lid.
  4.  
  5. Remove the plastic cover on the wiper motor and disconnect the wiring connector from the motor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the mounting nuts and bolts and remove the wiper motor.
  8.  

To install:
  1. When reinstalling, position the motor and secure it in the hatch lid.
  2.  
  3. Connect the wiring harness and install the plastic cover.
  4.  
  5. Install the inner trim panel on the hatch lid.
  6.  
  7. Install the wiper arm with its washer and spacer, making sure the arm is correctly positioned before tightening the nut.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Rear wiper components - 1985-88



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Fig. Fig. 4: Rear wiper components - 1989-90

 
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