Pontiac Fiero 1984-1988 Repair Guide

Wiper Motor

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The wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker in addition to a fuse. If the motor overheats due to overloading caused by heavy snow or ice, the wiper motor will remain stopped until the motor cools. Do not continuously operate an overheating wiper motor. The automatic reset type circuit breaker is located inside the motor on the brush holder assembly.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wiper arms.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shroud top vent screen.
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  7. Remove the drive link from the crank arm.
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  9. Disconnect the electrical leads.
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  11. Remove the three attaching screws and remove the wiper arm.
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To install:

  1. Make sure the wiper motor is in the park position before installing the wiper arms and the shroud top screen.
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  3. Install the motor by placing the crank arm through the opening in the body.
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  5. Install the three motor-to-body attaching bolts and torque to 48 inch.lb. (5.5 Nm).
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  7. Install the drive link to the crank arm. Reconnect the electrical connectors.
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  9. Replace the shroud top vent screen and wiper arms.
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  11. Reconnect the negative (-) battery cable and check for proper wiper operation.
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