REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the wiper arm and blade assemblies. Remove the air inlet and cowl front center trim panels. Remove the 3 pivot shaft mounting nuts and push the pivot shafts into the area under the cowl.
- Remove the motor mounting bolts. Pull the motor into the best possible position for access and remove the linkage off the motor crank arm. Remove the motor and then the linkage as required.
- If the motor is being replaced, matchmark the position of the crank arm of the motor shaft of the new motor and then remove the nut and crank arm, transferring both to the new motor.
- Torque the pivot shaft nuts to 4.3-5.8 ft. lbs. (5-8 Nm).
- Position the wiper arms so, on the Excel and Elantra, the blades are about 15mm above the lower windshield molding, on the driver's side and 20mm above it, on the passenger's side.
- On the Sonata, each blade tip should be about 30mm above the molding. On Scoupe, the driver's side blade tip should be about 50mm above the lower windshield molding and the passenger side blade tip should be about 30mm above the lower windshield molding. Torque the nut to 7-11 ft. lbs. (10-16 Nm) on Excel and 12-15 ft. lbs. (17-21 Nm) on Elantra, Scoupe and Sonata.
- Make sure the wiper motor is securely grounded. Connect the negative battery cable.
See Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6
- Remove the wiper blade and arm by lifting the wiper blade locknut cover and removing the locknut. Then, pull the arm from the shaft.
- Remove the lift gate trim panel and disconnect the wiring harness connector.
- Matchmark the relationship of the crank arm to the motor and remove the crank arm.
- Remove the inside and outside motor mounting nuts and remove the motor.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedures.
When installing the wiper arm, the distance between the tip of the blade and the lower window molding should be 40mm.