PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Windshield Wiper Systems

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Removal & Installation



Wiper Motor

NOTE
To service the front wiper motor, the front wiper module must first be removed.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
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  5. Using a trim stick (special tool #C-4755) or equivalent, gently pry up on the wiper arm nut cap and remove.
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  7. Remove the wiper arm retaining nut.
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  9. Remove the arm from the pivot using a rocking motion while the arm is in an over/centered position.
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  11. Remove the cowl cover. The right side cover overlaps the left side cover, so they both must be removed.
    1. Remove the rear engine compartment seal at the cowl.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 4 push retainers to the right side cowl cover and remove from the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the 3 push retainers to the left side cowl cover and remove from the vehicle.
    6.  

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  13. Disconnect the front wiper motor posi-lock harness connector.
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  15. Remove the 3 front wiper module mounting bolts and remove the module from the vehicle.
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  17. Disconnect the drive link to the motor crank ball joint.
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  19. Remove the 3 bolts to the front wiper motor and separate the wiper motor from the module.
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To install:

  1. Place the motor on the wiper linkage and install the 3 bolts to the front wiper motor.
  2.  
  3. Reconnect the drive link to the motor crank ball joint.
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  5. Place the front wiper module into cowl area and install the 3 mounting bolts. Torque the mounting screws to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  7. Connect the front wiper motor posi-lock harness connector.
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  9. Install the cowl cover. The right side cover overlaps the left side cover.
    1. Place the left side cowl cover into position and install the 3 push retainers.
    2.  
    3. Place the right side cowl cover into position and install the 4 push retainers.
    4.  
    5. Install the rear engine compartment seal at the cowl.
      NOTE
      Before installation of the front wiper arms, activate the wiper system to ensure the front wiper module is in the PARK position. Position wiper arms so that the tip of the driver's blade and the middle of the passenger's blade are is on the park line on the windshield.

    6.  

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  11. Place the arm on the pivot while the arm is in an over/centered position.
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  13. Install the wiper arm retaining nut and torque to 16 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
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  15. Install the wiper arm nut cap.
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  17. Connect the battery negative cable.
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