Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1984-1998

Windshield Wiper Motor

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Removal & Installation



Front

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the wiper arms



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the cowl panel retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the cowl panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disengage the wiper motor electrical connection

  1. Remove the wiper arm and blade assemblies.
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  3. Remove the cowl trim panel.
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  5. Disconnect the washer hose.
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  7. Remove the cowl mounting bracket attaching nuts and pivot pin attaching screws.
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  9. Disconnect the wiring harness and unfasten the wiper motor retainers.
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  11. Remove the wiper motor and the plastic motor cover, if equipped.
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  13. Remove the retainers holding the motor to the linkage assembly and bracket.
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To install:
  1. Install the retainers holding the motor to the linkage assembly and bracket.
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  3. Install the wiper motor and the plastic motor cover if equipped.
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  5. Engage the wiring harness and fasten the wiper motor retainers. Tighten the mounting nuts to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  7. Install the cowl mounting bracket attaching nuts and pivot pin attaching screws.
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  9. Engage the washer hose, install the cowl trim panel and the wiper arm and blade assemblies.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Unfasten the wiper motor retainers



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the wiper motor and linkage



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Fig. Fig. 7: Unfasten the wiper motor-to-linkage retaining fasteners



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Fig. Fig. 8: Separate the motor from the linkage

Rear

See Figures 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16



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Fig. Fig. 9: Using a box wrench, loosen the pivot pin retaining nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 10: ... then remove the nut from the pivot pin



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Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the tailgate interior panel retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 12: ... then using an interior panel removal tool, separate the panel from the tailgate door by disengaging the retaining clips



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Fig. Fig. 13: After removing the screws and disengaging the retaining clips, remove the trim panel



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Fig. Fig. 14: Unplug the electrical connector from the rear wiper motor



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Fig. Fig. 15: Remove the rear wiper motor mounting bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 16: ... then remove the wiper motor from the tailgate door

  1. Remove the wiper arm assembly.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the washer hose.
  4.  
  5. Remove the pivot pin retaining nut.
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  7. Remove the liftgate interior trim panel.
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  9. Disconnect the wiper motor at the wiring harness.
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  11. Unbolt and remove the motor.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the pivot pin attaching nut to 32 inch lbs. (4 Nm) and the motor mounting bracket to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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