having problems with windshield wipers not working on 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

We just got out van, and when I used the wipers to wash off the window with some fluid, they made a noise so I stopped. Then my husband had to use them because it was raining on his way to work, and they quit moving. You can hear the noise from the motor, it's a rather loud noise but the windshield wipers themselves will not move. Any ideas on what could be wrong? Or how to fix it?

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Sounds like some of the linkage may have come loose so the motor is working but the linkage is not correctly connected to the wiper arms, so they don't move.

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You need to replace the wiper blade arms - they are probably worn on the inside. You can pick up new arms at any reputable junkyard.