Vibe 2006-2007

Rear Window Wiper/Washer Systems

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Removal & Installation



Wiper Motor
  1. Use tape or an erasable marker to mark position of wiper blade on the rear window.
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  3. Remove the cap from the rear wiper arm.
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  5. Remove the rear wiper arm nut.
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  7. Using a puller, remove the rear wiper arm.
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  9. Remove the nut and the wiper packing.
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  11. Open the liftgate glass.
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  13. Remove the wiper motor cover using a flat-bladed tool.
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  15. Disconnect the 2 rear defogger electrical connectors.
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  17. Remove the 2 nuts from the wiper motor assembly.
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  19. Remove the rear wiper motor from the liftgate glass.
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  21. Disconnect the junction switch electrical connector.
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  23. Remove the junction switch nut and the junction switch.
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  25. Remove the 3 screws that hold the rear wiper shaft cover to the wiper motor assembly.
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  27. Remove the rear wiper shaft cover from the wiper motor assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear door panel trim



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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear wiper motor mounting

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following:
    1. Tighten the rear wiper mounting nuts to 49 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Tighten the wiper packing nut to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the rear wiper blade onto the rear wiper arm.
    6.  
    7. Align the rear wiper blade with the mark on the rear window.
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    9. Install the rear wiper arm onto the rear wiper motor spindle.
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    11. Install the rear wiper arm nut and tighten to 49 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm).
    12.  
    13. Remove the mark from the rear window.
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