Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common view of the wiper motor mounted to the right side of the firewall

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds to work on vehicles equipped with air bags.
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CAUTION
Some models covered by this guidemay be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Chassis Electrical .

  1. Using a clip remover, remove the clips and the weatherstrip.
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  3. Disconnect the wiper motor harness.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Disconnect the wiring from the wiper motor

  1. Remove the cowl louver.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the cowl panel from the right side of the vehicle to access the motor linkage



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Fig. Fig. 4: After prying the motor from the linkage, pull the motor out

  1. Disconnect the wiper link.
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  1. Remove the 4 bolts and remove the motor.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Attach all components and secure.
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Return the motor to the PARK position before installing by cycling the motor on and off once. Do this before connecting the linkage.

Rear
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
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  3. Remove the wiper arm and rear door trim cover. Disconnect the wiper motor wiring.
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  5. Remove the motor attaching bolts and withdraw the wiper motor along with the bracket.
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  7. Remove the mounting bracket from the old motor and transfer it to the new motor.
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To install:
  1. Install the wiper motor with bracket and secure.
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  3. Attach the wiring and install the rear door trim cover and wiper arm.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable and check the motor for proper operation.
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