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Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Windshield Wipers May Fail Due to Faulty Wiper Motor Control Board

 
Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 132,344 mi (11,900 mi - 284,558 mi)

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The windshield wipers may not work intermittently due to a faulty wiper motor control board. Our technicians tell us that lightly taping on the wiper motor when the fault occurs should temporarily get the wipers working again. 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.

  •  Rookie

    Wipers run, but will not shut off.....must turn off key to stop wiper motor.

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  •  Rookie

    Wipers always come on--does not appear to be motor issue. Checked wiper control board and no bad or cold solders present. Wipers work in low and high but briefly in delay mode and then default to low setting. Takes a few minutes for wipers to cycle off and stop mid-cycle in middle of shut off.

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  • Visitor, , 284,558 mi

    Wipers will not work on delay, and will stop and start.

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  •  Rookie

    Had the sane problem on my 1997 silverado pickup. it easily replaced by anyone with average mechanical ability. Just take your time and be gentle when removing the plug.

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  • the wipers either stop when being used or fail to turn on when activated. When in the fail condition you can hear the control box buzzing. If you open the hood and rap on the box with your knuckles the wipers will start again. They have done it about 5 time in the last 14 months. The shop has not been able to have it act up when they have it and if I leave it alone and drive in the probpem is gone when I arrive.

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  • The real problem is that the board is not held tight up against the motor making a poor contact. The problem has been fixed Chevy has a recall that replaces the cover that holds the electronic board up to the motor.

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    I have the 2500 series. when I turn on wipers, they buzz and washer does not work either. today they work .someday they will not.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    The wipers will only work on high, and nothing else. Even the window cleaner will not work. When i turn the switch anywhere but on high the wipers will stop wherever they are, even if that is all the way at the top. I have to time it to get them down in the right place.

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  • Visitor, , 141,000 mi

    Wiper fuse appears fine. Wipers just stop working.

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  • Visitor, , 105,250 mi

    Wipers would work intermittantly. Changed the Wiper motor pulse board (part number 88136 from Autozone and Advance Auto parts) and that fixed the problem. You can knock on the board with your knuckles to get it work in a pinch if you haven't changed it yet. This will also confirm that your wiper motor is still good.

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