Toyota Matrix 2003-06

Windshield Wiper System

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Wiper Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. Remove windshield wiper arm cover
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  3. Stop the windshield wiper motor assembly at the automatic stop position.
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  5. Remove the nut and the wiper arm and blade assembly.
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  7. Using a clip remover, disengage the meshing 8 clips and the hood to cowl top seal.
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  9. Remove the clip, disengage the 5 claws and remove the cowl top ventilator louver.
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  11. Disconnect the connector from the wiper motor.
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  13. Remove the 2 bolts, slide the wiper link assembly to the passenger-s side and disengage the meshing of the rubber pin and remove the motor link assembly.
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  15. Using a screwdriver, disengage the meshing of 2 rods at the crank arm pivot of the motor assembly.
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  17. Using a torx socket wrench, remove the 2 torx bolts and the windshield wiper motor assembly.

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    Fig. Slide the front wiper motor link assembly to the passenger-s side and disengage the meshing of the rubber pin and remove the motor link assembly

    Slide the front wiper motor link assembly to the passenger-s side and disengage the meshing of the rubber pin and remove the motor link assembly

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    Fig. Disengage the meshing of 2 rods at the crank arm pivot of the front wiper motor assembly

    Disengage the meshing of 2 rods at the crank arm pivot of the front wiper motor assembly

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    Fig. Using a torx socket wrench, remove the 2 torx bolts and the front windshield wiper motor assembly

    Using a torx socket wrench, remove the 2 torx bolts and the front windshield wiper motor assembly
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To install:

  1. Apply multi purpose grease to the crank arm pivot of the motor assembly.
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  3. Using a torx socket wrench, install the motor assembly with the 2 bolts. Tighten to 66 in. lbs. (7 Nm).
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  5. Temporarily install the windshield wiper motor and link assembly by installing the pin.
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  7. Install the motor and link assembly with the 2 bolts and tighten to 49 in. lbs. (5.5 Nm).
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  9. Install the remaining components in the reverse of removal. Tighten the wiper arm nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
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