Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the wiper motor and linkage assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: The cowl cover is attached by plastic rivets ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... a screw in the center position ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... and the weatherstripping clips along the edge



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Fig. Fig. 5: The windshield wiper motor lever is hidden behind an access panel on the cowl



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Fig. Fig. 6: The windshield wiper motor is secured to the cowl by four bolts (arrows)



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Fig. Fig. 7: The wiper motor lever connects to the wiper linkage using a ball and socket



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Fig. Fig. 8: When replacing the wiper motor, the lever must be transferred. Always matchmark the lever to the motor shaft



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the nuts (arrows) and then lift the wiper linkage from the cowl

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wiper arm assemblies.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cowl cover. The cowl cover is attached by plastic rivets, a screw in the center position and weatherstripping clips along the edge.
  6.  
  7. Remove the panel on the cowl to access the wiper linkage at the motor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wiper motor retaining bolts.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the wiper arm linkage at the ball socket by prying the linkage from the wiper motor lever arm.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the wiper motor electrical harness.
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  15. Remove the wiper motor from the vehicle.
  16.  

To install:
  1. Position the wiper motor in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the wiper motor electrical harness.
  4.  
  5. Connect the wiper arm linkage at the ball socket by snapping the socket in place over the ball.
  6.  
  7. Install the wiper motor retaining bolts and tighten to 33-45 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the wiper linkage panel on the cowl and tighten the screws securely.
  10.  
  11. Install the cowl cover.
  12.  
  13. Install the wiper arm assemblies.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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