Malibu 2001-2005

Windshield Wiper System

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Wiper Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Ensure that the wiper arms are set to the PARK position.
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  5. Open the hood.
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  7. Disconnect the washer hose connectors from the air inlet grille panel.
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  9. Remove the wiper arm nut finish cap.
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  11. Remove the wiper arm nut.
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  13. Using J 39637, remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot shaft.
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  15. Remove the push-pin fasteners from the air inlet grille panel.
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  17. Remove the air inlet grille panel from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Air inlet grille panel removal

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  19. Remove the wiper drive system module.
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  21. Using J 39232, disconnect the wiper transmission links from the wiper motor crank arm
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  23. Remove the 2 wiper motor bolts.
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  25. Remove the wiper motor from the wiper drive system module.
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  27. Remove the wiper motor module support bracket from the wiper motor.

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    Fig. Wiper motor drive system module

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  29. Remove the wiper motor module support bracket from the wiper motor.
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To install:

  1. Position the wiper motor to the wiper drive system module 
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  3. Position the spacer to the wiper drive system module.
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  5. Install the 2 wiper motor bolts and tighten to 40 inch. lbs. (4.5 Nm).
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  7. Install the wiper transmission links onto the wiper motor crank arm with the J 39529.
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  9. Install the wiper drive system module.
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  11. Position the air inlet grille panel to the vehicle. Ensure that the lace molding is laying properly on the lower edge of the windshield.
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  13. Install the push-pin fasteners to the air inlet grille panel.
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  15. Connect the windshield washer hose to the washer solvent hose.
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  17. Connect the washer hose retainer to the body.
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  19. Install the wiper arm onto the wiper module pivot shaft.
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  21. Align the wiper blade to the wiper dots on the windshield.
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  23. Install the wiper arm nut. Hold the wiper arm to the wiper dot as you tighten the nut.
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  25. Tighten the wiper arm nut to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  27. Install the wiper arm nut finish cap.
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  29. Connect the wiper arm washer hose connectors to the air inlet grille panel.
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  31. Operate the windshield wipers and inspect for proper operation.
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  33. Close the hood.
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