Toyota Prius 2002-06

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 wiper arms.
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  5. Disengage the 8 clips and remove the hood to cowl top seal.

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    Fig. Hood to cowl seal clip locations

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  7. Disengage the 8 claws and clip, and remove the left and right cowl top ventilator louvers.

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    Fig. Cowl top ventilator louver claw locations-Left



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    Fig. Cowl top ventilator louver claw locations-Right

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  9. Disconnect the connector.
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  11. Remove the 5 bolts and the windshield wiper motor & link assembly.

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    Fig. Wiper motor and link assembly attachments

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  13. Using a flat-head screwdriver, disengage the windshield wiper link arm from the crank arm pivot of the windshield wiper motor assembly.
    NOTE
    Tape up the screwdriver tip before use.

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  15. Remove the nut and washer.
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  17. Remove the crank arm assembly.
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  19. Put matchmarks on the crank arm and windshield wiper motor assembly, and remove the crank arm assembly.
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  21. Remove the 3 bolts and the windshield wiper motor assembly.
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To install:

  1. Install the windshield wiper motor assembly to the windshield wiper link assembly with the 3 bolts and tighten to 5.4 Nm (48 in. lbs)
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  3. Install the crank arm assembly with the washer and nut.
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  5. Align the matchmarks on the crank arm assembly and windshield wiper motor assembly, then install the crank arm assembly with the washer and nut. Tighten to 17 Nm (13 ft. lbs)
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  7. Apply multi-purpose grease to the crank arm pivot of the windshield wiper motor assembly and install the windshield wiper link arm.
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  9. Install the windshield wiper motor & link assembly with the 5 bolts and tighten to 5.5 Nm (49 in. lbs)
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  11. Connect the connector.
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  13. Clean the wiper arm serration with a round file or equivalent (when reinstalling).
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  15. Clean the wiper pivot serration with a wire brush.
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  17. Install the left wiper arm with the nut so that the wiper blade comes to the position shown in the illustration. Tighten to 21 Nm (15 ft. lbs).

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    Fig. Left wiper arm installation position



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    Fig. Right wiper arm installation position

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  19. Operate the front wipers while spraying water or washer fluid on the windshield glass. Ensure that the wipers function properly and there is no interference with the body.
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