Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Rear Window Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



323 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Note the installation angle of the wiper arm, then unfasten the attaching nut from the end of the shaft and remove the arm.
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  5. The rear wiper motor on the 323 may be located either behind a panel in the rear hatch (hatchback) or behind the rear seat (sedan). Remove the door panel or rear seat back, depending on the model.
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  7. Detach the electrical connector. Remove the mounting bolts, then carefully withdraw the motor. Slide the shaft straight through the rubber seal to avoid damaging the seal.
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To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Replace the rubber seal if it is damaged or worn.
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1979-87 626
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Note the installation angle of the wiper arm, then unfasten the attaching nut from the end of the shaft and remove the arm.
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  5. Remove the panel from the inside of the rear hatch.
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  7. Detach the electrical connector. Remove the mounting bolts for the motor mounting bracket from the door. Remove the motor and bracket by carefully pulling the motor toward you. Slide the shaft straight through the rubber seal to avoid damaging the seal.
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  9. Remove the attaching screws and transfer the mounting bracket to the new motor.
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To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Replace the rubber shaft seal if it has been damaged.
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1988-89 626 and MX-6
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wiper arm.
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  5. Raise the rear hatch. Remove the rear hatch upper, lower and rear side trim to expose the wiper motor assembly.
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  7. Remove the rear hatch screen carefully so that it may be reused.
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  9. Detach the rear wiper motor connector. Unfasten the attaching bolts and remove the motor.
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To install:
  1. Position the motor onto its mounting and install the attaching bolts. Connect the motor wiring.
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  3. Install the rear hatch screen. If the screen was damaged during removal, replace it. Install the rear hatch trim and close the hatch.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear wiper arm.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable. Test the wiper system for proper operation.
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RX-7 With Rear Glass Hatch

The wiper motor is located under the hatch.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the nut and separate the rear wiper arm from the motor shaft. Remove the bushings, nuts and shaft seal from the wiper motor shaft.
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  5. Raise the rear hatch and detach the wiper motor connector.
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  7. Remove the attaching screws and lower the wiper motor unit from the mounting plate.
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To install:
  1. Position the motor onto the mounting plate and install the attaching screws. Connect the motor wiring and close the hatch.
  2.  
  3. If the shaft seal is worn or damaged, replace it. Install the motor shaft seal, bushing and locknuts.
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  5. Install the rear wiper arm and tighten the retaining nut.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation.
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