Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front windshield wiper motor, arms and related components-1990-94 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Windshield wiper and washer system components-1995-98 non-turbo vehicles shown, turbo similar

  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.
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  7. For 1990-94 vehicles, remove the air inlet trim pieces and remove the hole cover.
  8.  
  9. Detach the wiper motor electrical connector.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Unplug the wiper motor electrical connector

  1. For 1990-94 vehicles, remove the wiper motor by loosening the mounting bolts, removing the motor assembly, then disconnecting the linkage.
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Fig. Fig. 4: On 1990-94 vehicles, disconnect the linkage from the motor

  1. For 1995-98 vehicles, unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the wiper motor and link as an assembly.
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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. Fig. 5: Unfasten the motor and link mounting bolts, then remove from the vehicle as an assembly

To install:
  1. For 1990-94 vehicles, install the windshield wiper motor and connect the linkage. Tighten the motor retaining bolts to 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm).
  2.  
  3. For 1995-98 vehicles, install the wiper motor and link assembly.
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  5. Install all trim pieces taken off during removal.
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  7. 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.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  10.  

Rear
1990-94 vehicles

See Figure 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wiper arm by removing the cover, unscrewing the nut and lifting the arm from the linkage post.
  4.  
  5. Remove the large interior trim panel. Use a plastic trim removal tool to unhook the trim clips of the liftgate trim.
  6.  
  7. If equipped with rear air spoiler, remove the wiper grommet.
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  9. Remove the rear wiper assembly motor. Do not loosen the grommet for the wiper post.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Rear wiper blade and arm, and motor mounting-1990-94 vehicles

To install:
  1. Install the wiper motor and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten to 5-7 ft. lbs. (7-10 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the grommet. Mount the grommet so the arrow on the grommet is pointing upward.
  4.  
  5. Install the wiper blade and arm assembly.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the rear wiper for proper operation.
  8.  
  9. If operation is satisfactory, fit the tabs on the upper part of the liftgate trim into the liftgate clips and secure the liftgate trim.
  10.  

1995-98 vehicles

See Figure 7

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wiper arm by removing the cover, unscrewing the nut and lifting the arm from the linkage post.
  4.  
  5. Remove the spacer assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the liftgate lower trim.
  8.  
  9. Unfasten the retaining bolt(s), then remove the rear wiper motor from the vehicle.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 7: Location of the rear window wiper motor, and blade and arm assembly-1990-98 non-turbo vehicle shown, turbo similar

To install:
  1. Position the rear wiper motor in the vehicle and secure with the retaining bolt(s). Tighten to 5.4 ft. lbs. (7.4 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the spacer.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear wiper blade and arm assembly.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the wiper for proper operation, before installing the trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Install the liftgate lower trim panel.
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