Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Front Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Dasher and Quantum

See Figures 1 and 2

Do not remove the wiper drive crank from the wiper motor shaft. If it must be removed for any reason, matchmark the shaft, motor and crank for installation.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unplug the multiconnector from the wiper motor.
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  5. Remove the motor-to-linkage bracket retaining screws.
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  7. Carefully pry the motor crank out of the two linkage arms.
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  9. Remove the motor from the car.
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  11. Install the motor in the reverse order of removal. The crank arm should be at a right angle to the motor.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The crank arm should be at a right angle to the motor



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Fig. Fig. 2: Dasher windshield wiper components

Rabbit, Scirocco and Jetta Through 1984

See Figure 3

When removing the wiper motor, leave the mounting frame in place. On all models with two front wiper arms, do not remove the wiper drive crank from the motor shaft.

On Sciroccos with one front wiper arm, matchmark the drive crank and motor arm, then remove the arm.

If, for any reason you must remove the wiper drive crank from the motor shaft on two wiper arm models, matchmark both parts for reassembly.

  1. Access is with the hood open. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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  3. Detach the connecting rods or motor crank arm from the motor.
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  5. Pull off the wiring plug.
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