Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front

See Figures 1 through 8

  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 guide may 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. Disconnect the wiper motor harness.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Disconnecting the wiper motor wiring harness

  1. Unbolt the wiper motor bracket and extract it slightly from the cowl. There are two nuts and three bolts.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Unbolt the wiper motor with the bracket ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ...and extract the unit form the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove these two nuts and three bolts from the bracket to extract the wiper assembly

  1. Disconnect the wiper linkage from the motor.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Detach the linkage (1) from the motor arm (2)

  1. Remove these three screws to separate the motor arm.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove these 3 screws to separate the arm from the motor

  1. Remove the remove the motor from the bracket.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Pull the motor out from the hole in the bracket



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Fig. Fig. 8: A wire is attached and must be disconnected from the bracket also

  1. 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

Due to the lack of information available, a general rear wiper motor removal and installation procedure is outlined for the Previa. The removal steps can be altered as required.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  


CAUTION
Some models covered by this guide may 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. Remove the wiper arm and rear door trim cover. Disconnect the wiper motor wiring.
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  3. Remove the motor attaching bolts and withdraw the wiper motor along with the bracket.
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  5. 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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