Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Windshield Wiper System

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Wiper Arms



Removal & Installation


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Fig. Remove the wiper arm retaining nut cap, then loosen the windshield wiper arm retaining nut



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Fig. Remove the wiper arm by lifting it from the linking posts


NOTE
This procedure also applies to rear wiper arms on the Diamante Wagon and Mirage Hatchbacks.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms by removing the cap, unscrewing the cap nuts then lifting the arms from the linkage posts.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the wiper blade and arm assemblies. Tighten the retaining nuts to 7-12 ft. lbs. (10-16 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Note that the driver's side wiper arm should be marked D or Dr and the passenger's side wiper arm should be marked A or As . The identification marks should be located at the base of the arm, near the pivot. Install the arms so the blades are 1 inch from the garnish molding when parked.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  6.  

Wiper Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms by unscrewing the cap nuts and lifting the arms from the linkage posts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front deck garnish panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove both windshield holders.
  8.  
  9. Remove the clips that hold the deck cover. If they are the pin type, they may be removed using the following procedure:
  10.  

  1. Remove the clip by pressing down on the center pin with a suitable blunt pointed tool. Press down a little more than 1 / 16 in. (2mm). This releases the clip. Pull the clip outward to remove it.
  2.  
  3. Do not push the pin inward more than necessary because it may damage the grommet or if pushed too far, the pin may fall in. Once the clips are removed, use a plastic trim stick to pry the deck cover loose.
  4.  

  1. Remove the air intake screen.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the wiper motor assembly mounting bolts and remove the windshield wiper motor. Disconnect the linkage from the motor assembly. If necessary, remove the linkage from the vehicle.
  4.  


NOTE
The installation angle of the crank arm and motor has been factory set. Do not remove unless necessary. If arm must be removed, remove only after marking mounting positions.

To install:

  1. Install the windshield wiper motor and connect the linkage. Connect the electrical harness to the motor.
  2.  
  3. When installing the trim and garnish pieces and reusing pin type clips, use the following procedure:
  4.  

  1. With the pin pulled out, insert the trim clip into the hole in the trim.
  2.  
  3. Push the pin inward until the pin's head is flush with the grommet.
  4.  
  5. Check that the trim is secure.
  6.  

  1. Install the wiper arms and tighten the nuts.
  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  4.  



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Fig. Remove the retaining clips from the front garnish panel



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Fig. Lift the panel up and remove it from the vehicle



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Fig. Detach the connector and remove the three wiper motor retaining bolts



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Fig. Pull the motor from the firewall and detach the linkage

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark the wiper arms to the shaft and mark the arms to the proper side for reinstallation purposes.
  4.  
  5. Remove the windshield wiper arms by unscrewing the cap nuts and lifting the arms from the linkage posts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front deck garnish assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the air inlet cover.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the electrical harness plug from the wiper motor.
  12.  
  13. Remove the access hole cover.
  14.  
  15. Remove the wiper motor mounting bolts.
  16.  
  17. Detach the motor crank arm from the wiper linkage and remove the motor.
  18.  


NOTE
The installation angle of the crank arm and motor has been factory set. Do not remove them unless necessary. If they must be removed, remove them only after marking their mounting positions.

To install:

  1. Install the windshield wiper motor and connect the linkage.
  2.  
  3. Attach the electrical harness plug.
  4.  
  5. Install the access hole cover.
  6.  
  7. Install the air inlet cover.
  8.  
  9. Install the front deck garnish assembly.
  10.  
  11. Reinstall the wiper arm and tighten the mounting nuts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm). Install the arms so the blades are parallel to the garnish molding when parked.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  14.  



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Fig. Windshield wiper and washer system components-Eclipse

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms by unscrewing the cap nuts and lifting the arms from the linkage post.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front deck garnish panel.
  6.  
  7. Detach the wiper motor electrical connector.

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    Fig. Unplug the wiper motor electrical connector

  8.  
  9. Unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the wiper motor and link as an assembly.
    NOTE
    The installation angle of the crank arm and motor has been factory set; do not remove them unless it is necessary to do so. If they must be removed, remove them only after marking their mounting positions.



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    Fig. Unfasten the motor and link mounting bolts, then remove from the vehicle as an assembly

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the wiper motor and link assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install all trim pieces taken off during removal.
  4.  
  5. Reinstall the wiper blades. Note that the driver's side wiper arm should be marked D or Dr and the passenger's side wiper arm should be marked A or As . The identification marks should be located at the base of the arm, near the pivot. Install the arms so the blades are 1 inch from the garnish molding when parked.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  8.  



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Fig. Remove the retaining clips from the front garnish panel



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Fig. Lift the panel up and remove it from the vehicle



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Fig. Detach the connector and remove the three wiper motor retaining bolts



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Fig. Pull the motor from the firewall and detach the linkage

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark the wiper arms to the shaft and mark the arms to the proper side for reinstallation purposes.
  4.  
  5. Remove the windshield wiper arms by unscrewing the cap nuts and lifting the arms from the linkage posts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front deck garnish assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the air inlet cover.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the electrical harness plug from the wiper motor.
  12.  
  13. Remove the access hole cover.
  14.  
  15. Remove the wiper motor mounting bolts.
  16.  
  17. Detach the motor crank arm from the wiper linkage and remove the motor.
    NOTE
    The installation angle of the crank arm and motor has been factory set. Do not remove them unless necessary. If they must be removed, remove them only after marking their mounting positions.

  18.  

To install:

  1. Install the windshield wiper motor and connect the linkage.
  2.  
  3. Attach the electrical harness plug.
  4.  
  5. Install the access hole cover.
  6.  
  7. Install the air inlet cover.
  8.  
  9. Install the front deck garnish assembly.
  10.  
  11. Reinstall the wiper arm and tighten the mounting nuts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm). Install the arms so the blades are parallel to the garnish molding when parked.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  14.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms by unscrewing the cap nuts and lifting the arms from the linkage posts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front deck garnish panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove both windshield holders.
  8.  
  9. Remove the clips that hold the deck cover. If they are the pin type, they may be removed using the following procedure:
    1. Remove the clip by pressing down on the center pin with a suitable blunt pointed tool. Press down a little more than 1 / 16 in. (2mm). This releases the clip. Pull the clip outward to remove it.
    2.  
    3. Do not push the pin inward more than necessary because it may damage the grommet or if pushed too far, the pin may fall in. Once the clips are removed, use a plastic trim stick to pry the deck cover loose.
    4.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the air intake screen.
  12.  
  13. Loosen the wiper motor assembly mounting bolts and remove the windshield wiper motor. Disconnect the linkage from the motor assembly. If necessary, remove the linkage from the vehicle.
    NOTE
    The installation angle of the crank arm and motor has been factory set. Do not remove unless necessary. If arm must be removed, remove only after marking mounting positions.

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the windshield wiper motor and connect the linkage. Connect the electrical harness to the motor.
  2.  
  3. When installing the trim and garnish pieces and reusing pin type clips, use the following procedure:
    1. With the pin pulled out, insert the trim clip into the hole in the trim.
    2.  
    3. Push the pin inward until the pin's head is flush with the grommet.
    4.  
    5. Check that the trim is secure.
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Install the wiper arms and tighten the nuts.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  8.  

Wiper Switch



Removal & Installation

NOTE
The headlights, turn signals, dimmer switch, horn switch, windshield wiper/washer, intermittent wiper switch and on some models, the cruise control function are all built into 1 multi-function combination switch that is mounted on the steering column.

Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. If equipped with an air bag, disarm as follows:
  4.  

  1. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position and place the key in the LOCK position. Remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and insulate the cable end with high-quality electrical tape or similar non-conductive wrapping.
  4.  
  5. Wait at least 1 minute before working on the vehicle. The air bag system is designed to retain enough voltage to deploy the air bag for a short period of time even after the battery has been disconnected.
  6.  

  1. Remove the steering wheel. as outlined earlier in this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hood lock release handle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the switches from the knee protector below the steering column, and remove the exposed retaining screws. Then remove the knee protector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the column covers.
  8.  
  9. Remove necessary duct work and detach the windshield wiper switch connectors.
  10.  
  11. Remove the retaining screws and remove the windshield wiper switch assembly from the steering column.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the wiper switch to the steering column and connect the connectors.
  2.  
  3. Install any removed duct work.
  4.  
  5. Install the column covers.
  6.  
  7. Install the knee protector and switches.
  8.  
  9. Install the hood release handle.
  10.  
  11. Confirm that the front wheels are in a straight ahead position. Install the steering wheel, as outlined earlier in this section.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable and check the windshield wiper and washer for proper operation.
  14.  

 
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