2001 Hyundai Sonata Q&A
2001 Hyundai Sonata Question: left windshield wiper not working
My right wiper is working fine. But a few days ago my left one stopped. When the wipers are turned on, and the right one goes, the left one makes a slight movement, but does not go all the way up. I've tried moving it by hand, to get it started, but it still won't do any movement on its own (except for the slight movement as if it's trying to go, but won't). I'm not a "car person," but if it's an easy fix, I can follow directions and do it myself. Or if it's complicated, please tell me where to take it - will any car mechanic do the job? It seems most car places specialize in brakes or tires or whatever. Thanks for any help!!! - SarahNoel
The electrical circuit, switch, and motor are all obviously OK if the other wiper works. I wonder if the wiper blade froze to the wind screen recently and loosened the nut that secures the wiper arm and blade to the wiper spindle that is attached to the wiper linkage and wiper motor. If you grab the wiper arm that doesn't function can you move it? If so place it back in what would be the "parked position" of the wiper arm and try tightening the nut that secures the arm to the linkage. Wether it is a loose wiper arm or worn wiper linkage it is similar to any other make of car and does not requie specialized knowledge or tools. Any repair shop that works on any make of Asian car will easily be able to help you. - patrick mannion
On my HYUNDAI Accent, the passanger side stopped working. It would try, then every now and then would work while the driver one had been. I still don't know how to fix yet....I wonder if it's a Hyundai thing? - Visitor
can't even find where it is to replace it.