Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1990-92 Mirage
FRONT
  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. On Mirage, 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 them unless it is necessary to do so. If arm must be removed, remove them only after marking their 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 nuts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
  4.  

REAR
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wiper arm by removing the cap nut cover, unscrewing the cap nut and lifting the arm from the linkage post.
  4.  
  5. Remove the large interior trim panel. Use a plastic trim stick to unhook the trim clips of the liftgate trim. There will be a row of metal liftgate clips across the top. There will be 2 rows of trim clips that retain the rest of the panel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical harness at the wiper motor. Remove the rear wiper assembly. Do not loosen the grommet for the wiper post.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the motor and grommet. Mount the grommet so the arrow on the grommet is pointing downward.
  2.  
  3. Install the wiper arm.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable and check rear wiper system for proper operation.
  6.  
  7. If operation is satisfactory, fit the tabs on the upper part of the liftgate trim into the liftgate clips and secure the liftgate trim.
  8.  

1993-00 Mirage
  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.  

1990-93 Galant
  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 garnish panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air inlet trim pieces.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hole cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wiper motor by loosening the mounting bolts, removing the motor assembly, then disconnecting the linkage.
  12.  


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.

To install:

  1. Install the windshield wiper motor and connect the linkage.
  2.  
  3. Reinstall all trim pieces.
  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.  

Diamante and 1994-00 Galant
FRONT


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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.  

REAR
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the liftgate lower trim.
  4.  
  5. Lift the small cover, remove the retaining nut and remove the wiper arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the wiper motor.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the motor and install the retaining bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the wiper arm so that the arm is 3.35 inches (85mm) between the measurement points, when parked. Secure the wiper arm with the retaining nut.
  4.  


NOTE
Before proceeding, connect the battery and check the operation of the motor. If satisfactory, disconnect the cable and complete the installation.

  1. Install the interior trim piece.
  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable and recheck the system for proper operation.
  4.  

 
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