Saab 2000-06

Windshield Wiper System

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Wiper Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the protective covers from the wiper arm retaining nuts.

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    Fig. Removing windshield wiper arm

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  5. Remove the wiper arms using a Puller (85 80 144).
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  7. Remove the hood rear seal.
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  9. Remove the cover clips.
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  11. Start to remove the cover from the right-hand side. Lift aside the foam block and lift up the front edge of the cover so that the catch and clips come loose. Bend aside the corner tab. Continue with the left-hand side and release the clips and catch under the windshield.
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  13. Lift aside the cover.

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    Fig. Releasing connector (9) from the clip (8) and removing wiper assembly (10)

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  15. Release the connector from the clip by pressing up the catch on the connector.
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  17. Unplug the connector.
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  19. Remove the wiper assembly.
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  21. Remove the wiper motor from the windshield wiper assembly.

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    Fig. Removing the wiper motor (2) from the windshield wiper assembly

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To install:

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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  3. The distance between the wiper arm mounting in the wiper blade and the cover should be: 1.7 inches.
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  5. Tighten wiper arms to: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the retaining nuts from the windscreen wiper arms. Pull off the wiper arms using a Puller (85 80 144).

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    Fig. Removing wiper components

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  5. Remove the protective cover retaining screws and the rubber seals from the wiper spindles.
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  7. Loosen the rubber molding along the edge of the bulkhead and let it rest on the wings.
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  9. Lift off the cover on the bulkhead partition space.
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  11. Lift off the cover over the center spindle and the climate housing.
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  13. Unplug the wiper motor connectors.
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  15. Remove the 4 wiper assembly retaining screws.
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  17. Remove the windshield wiper assembly.
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  19. Remove the link arm from the wiper motor crank arm.

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    Fig. Removing wiper motor and components

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  21. Turn the wiper motor's crank (3) arm slightly.
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  23. Remove the connector clip (4) from the mounting plate.
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  25. Remove the wiper motor from the mounting plate (5).
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To install:

  1. Position the wiper motor on the mounting plate.
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  3. Turn the wiper motor's crank arm slightly.
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  5. Fit the bolts.
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  7. Turn the wiper motor's crank arm back to its original position.
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  9. Press the link arm onto the wiper motor crank arm.
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  11. Fit the connector clip to the mounting plate.
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  13. Place the windscreen wiper assembly in the car and plug in the connector.
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  15. Turn the ignition key to ON .
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  17. Check the movement of the windscreen wiper assembly.
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To install:

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. The distance between the wiper arm mounting in the wiper blade and the cover should be: 1.7 inches.
  4.  
  5. Tighten wiper arms to: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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