2005 Chevrolet Impala Q&A
2005 Chevrolet Impala Question: windshield wipers park in up position and cost of repair
Sounds like the wiper motor is failing http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528024482a parts run about $99 to $134 and the labor is about 1 hour - hemicuda
Known Chevy problem. There is a tab on the wiper motor for the park position. This tab stops the cluches from continuing. Bend the tab back into the correct location - repair time should be less than an hour. I do this 2x a year on my '02 Imapala. - John-C.
This happened on my 2002 Impala and I took it to my mechanic. The only repair he knew of from the Chevy manual was going to cost ~$500. His suggestion was that since the car was just out of the warranty period (by about 1000 mi.) I try the dealer - I did and I was only charged about $30 to fix it. This happened again recently, and different mechanic, again about $500 to fix. Needless to say, the wipers are still up. I'm going to spend my next day off looking for the tab. You would think that Chevy would include the simple fixes snd not just the $500 ones. - Visitor
drivers side wiper blade went all the way to the out side mirror and stuck there. this continued ti happen. the passenger side blade was ok ?? - Visitor