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2006 Mazda Tribute Question: What are the possible causes for my back wiper ceasing to work?

 

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nasako, Spokane, WA, November 24, 2012, 08:21
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It was working fine, then we had our first good freeze....end of story

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    goodguy November 24, 2012, 08:50
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    check to see if the wiper arm is stripped if not check for power going to the wiper motor

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    nasako, November 24, 2012, 09:15
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    Hey "Good Guy"...I know NOTHING NADA about cars... but love to try things on my own..could you give me more IN DETAIL instructions or steps to follow? Thanks!

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    your.mechanic, November 24, 2012, 09:21
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    Check if your actuator is moving and the wiper arm is not....check for fuses if they are good or not....if both are okay, you need to have someone who KNOWS about cars look at it.

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    your.mechanic November 24, 2012, 09:19
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    Possible causes include...stripped actuating arm, loss of power to motor, or defective switch

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    nasako, November 24, 2012, 10:24
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    Thank you for your words...

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    goodguy, November 25, 2012, 01:27
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    to check to see if your wiper arm is stripped just pull up on the arm to see if moves

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    nasako, November 25, 2012, 09:49
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    Nope, it doesn't move....

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    goodguy, November 25, 2012, 16:32
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    you will have to take the back panel off to check for power going to the motor you will need a test light turn the wiper switch on and check for power at the motor if you have power then you will need a new wiper motor

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