Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

1971


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Fig. Fig. 1: Wiper assembly used on 1972-75 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Wiper assembly used on 1976-78 models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Wiper assembly used on 1979-86 models

  1. Remove the windshield wiper assembly from the pivot shaft.
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  3. Remove the vacuum hose or wire from the motor.
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  5. Remove all attaching screws that hold the motor to the windshield assembly and remove the motor from the vehicle.
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  7. Install in the reverse order.
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1972-75


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Fig. Fig. 4: You must remove this bolt from each side to lower the windshield



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Fig. Fig. 5: With the windshield tilted forward you can access the wiper motor



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Fig. Fig. 6: Disconnect the wiper motor harness under the instrument panel, then pull it through the opening



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Fig. Fig. 7: Remove this cover for access to the wiper linkage



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove this clip so that you can disconnect the wiper motor drive link



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Fig. Fig. 9: Lift the drive link from the pivot shaft



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Fig. Fig. 10: Lift the right side pivot shaft arm off of the left side pivot shaft, if you are repairing the linkage



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Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the wiper motor mounting bolts



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Fig. Fig. 12: Pull the wiper motor off of its mount with the drive link attached

  1. Remove the crash pad, if any. Remove the extreme left plastic hole plug from the bottom of the windshield frame air duct and disconnect the drive link from the motor crank.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the wiper control knob setscrew.
  4.  
  5. Remove the control switch and mark the location of the wires on the switch prior to removing them from the switch.
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  7. Remove the motor cover and the motor.
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  9. Install in the reverse order of the above procedure.
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The motor cover must be sealed when installing.

1976-86
  1. If your Jeep has crash padding, you have to fold the windshield down for access. Even if you don't have the padding, you can't get the wires out to remove the motor from the vehicle, unless the windshield is down.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hard or soft top at the windshield frame.
  4.  
  5. Remove the windshield holddown bolts and fold the windshield forward.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wiper motor mounting screws.
  8.  
  9. Remove the harness clips.
  10.  
  11. Remove the left most access cover at the base of the windshield. Disconnect the drive link from the left wiper pivot by prying the clip off.
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  13. Grasp the motor and pull the drive arm out of the access hole.
  14.  
  15. Pry the drive arm off of the motor pivot.
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  17. Remove the motor.
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To install:
  1. Install and connect the wiring harness.
  2.  
  3. Install the drive arm on the motor pivot.
  4.  
  5. Install the motor.
  6.  
  7. Connect the drive link at the left wiper pivot.
  8.  
  9. Install the harness clips.
  10.  
  11. Install the wiper motor mounting screws. Torque the screws to 96 inch lbs. Install the cover at the base of the windshield
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  13. Raise the windshield into position and install the holddown bolts.
  14.  
  15. Install the hard or soft top at the windshield frame.
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