Toyota RAV4 2000-05

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. Lift the caps on the ends of the wiper arms to access the mounting nuts. Remove the nuts, then mark the position of the arms to the studs.
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  5. Remove the arms by pulling them straight out. It may be necessary to gently rock them back and forth to remove.
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  7. Remove the cowl weather seal and the cowl shield.
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  9. Unplug the connector from the motor.
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  11. Remove the mounting bolts, then remove the wiper motor and link assembly.
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To install:

  1. Position the wiper motor and link assembly and tighten the mounting bolts until just snug.
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  3. Attach the connector, then install the cowl and weatherstrip.
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  5. Turn the ignition ON , and cycle the wiper motor. Turn the wiper off, then shut off the ignition.
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  7. Align the matchmarks made earlier or refer to the illustration to properly position the wiper arms:
    1. A: 0.98 in (25mm)
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    3. B: 1.18 in (30mm)

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      Fig. Wiper arm positioning; measure from these points

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  9. Tighten the nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), then install the caps.
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