On vehicles with intermittent windshield wipers, the wiper motor circuit board may fail and cause the wipers to stop working at times. Replacing the circuit board should resolve the issue. Some vehicles were recalled for this problem and some were not. You will need to check with your local dealer to find out if a specific vehicle was included.
Windshield Wipers May Fail Due to Faulty Wiper Motor Control Board on GMC Jimmy
Average mileage: 157,269 (70,000–220,000)
13 people reported this problem
Sometimes stops in midst of wipe Literally had to shut truck off couple times to get them to shut off after window wash. If its raining they eventually will stop.. the speed settings dont work properly n stop outta nowhere. Was told by a friend that turn signal switch would prob have to be replaced? Frustrating.
Windshiled wipers will cut off and then if you shake the motor they will work again.
1998 GMC Jimmy 188,888 mi, Visitor
Cut into wire harness and put a on/off switch on the power wire ! It works ! Turn it on turn it off!
1998 GMC Jimmy 93,000 mi, Visitor
Same problem. replace the board and solved the problem.
1998 GMC Jimmy 70,000 mi, Visitor
windshield wipers work as they want to. Will work sometimes then they will just stop and I have to turn it off and on to get it to work again multiple times. My car is a 1998 gmc jimmy.