Malibu 2001-2005

Rear Window Wiper/Washer System

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Removal & Installation



Wiper Motor
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise the rear wiper arm finish cap to expose the wiper arm nut.
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  5. Remove the rear wiper arm nut.
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  7. Lift the rear wiper arm assembly away from the rear window and remove the wiper arm from the pivot shaft.
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  9. Remove the wiper shaft cap from the wiper shaft.
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  11. Remove the wiper shaft nut.
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  13. Remove the wiper shaft spacer and seal.
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  15. Raise the lift gate.
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  17. Remove the rear wiper motor trim cover by pulling downward to release the retainers.
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  19. Disconnect the rear wiper motor electrical connector.
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  21. Disconnect the rear washer hose from the wiper motor.
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  23. Remove the wiper motor bolts and washers.
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  25. Remove the wiper motor from the lift gate.

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    Fig. Wiper motor bolts, (1) washers, (2) motor, (3) trim cover (4)

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To install:

  1. Position the rear wiper motor to the lift gate.
  2.  
  3. Install the wiper motor washers and bolts. Tighten mounting bolts to 62 inch. lbs. (7 Nm).
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  5. Connect the wiper motor electrical connector.
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  7. Connect the washer hose to the wiper motor.
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  9. Install the wiper motor cover to the motor.
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  11. Lower the lift gate.
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  13. Install the wiper shaft seal and spacer.
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  15. Install the wiper motor shaft nut and tighten to 44 inch. lbs. (5 Nm).
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  17. Install the wiper motor shaft cap. 
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  19. Position wiper arm to the wiper shaft.
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  21. Align the wiper blade to the void in the rear window blackout.
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  23. Install the rear wiper arm nut and tighten to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
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  25. Close the rear wiper arm finish cap.
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  27. Operate the rear wipers and inspect for proper operation.
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Wiper Washer

The rear wiper system shares the washer pump with the front wipers.

 
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