Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Rear Window Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Justy, Coupe, Loyale, XT and Wagon

See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear wiper motor retainer bolts and harness-Justy



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear wiper motor retainer bolts-Coupe, Loyale, XT and Wagon

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wiper arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wiper shaft cap nut and cushion.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear hatch interior trim cover.
  8.  
  9. At the wiper motor, disconnect the electrical harness.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wiper motor retainer bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the wiper motor.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Install the wiper motor inside the hatch assembly. Insert and tighten the retainer bolts to 52 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the cushion, nut and cap. Tighten the nut snugly.
  4.  
  5. Install the wiper arm assembly.
  6.  
  7. Connect the wiper motor harness.
  8.  
  9. Install the interior trim panel to the hatch.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable. Check for proper wiper operation.
  12.  

Legacy, Impreza and SVX

See Figures 3, 4 and 5

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Fig. Fig. 3: Rear wiper motor cap and nut-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 4: Rear wiper motor retainer bolts-Legacy and Impreza

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wiper arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wiper shaft cap and nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear hatch interior trim cover.
  8.  
  9. At the wiper motor, disconnect the electrical harness.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wiper motor retainer bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the wiper motor.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Install the wiper motor inside the hatch assembly. Insert and tighten the retainer bolts to 39-62 inch lbs. (4-7 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the nut and cap. Tighten the nut snugly.
  4.  
  5. Install the wiper arm assembly.
  6.  
  7. Connect the wiper motor harness.
  8.  
  9. Install the interior trim panel to the hatch.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable. Check for proper wiper operation.
  12.  

 
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