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1996 Nissan Sentra Question: Wiper motor issue

 

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Rocketman_zoom, Willow Spring, NC, September 11, 2009, 20:52
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Recently the intermidant position for the windshield wipers stop working. And then when I turn OFF the wipers from Low or High they immediately stop (freeze) at the moment I turned off the wiper. It does not allow the wipers to go down in the reset / resting position. In the OLD days a simple wiper relay was replaced to repair. But this car does not appear to have a relay for the wipers. Is this a failure with the wiper motor or the wiper switch on the steering colum?

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    backyard tech September 12, 2009, 04:57
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    Vehicle Application: 1996 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L

    Customer Concern: The wipers don’t work on intermittent and also don’t park. On intermittent can hear a relay clicking on and off.
    Tests/Procedures: 1. At the intermittent wiper amplifier, test the park switch circuit Orange wire for ground when the wipers are not parked and 12v when the wipers are parked. If not correct, the park switch portion of the wiper motor may be bad.

    2. At the intermittent wiper amplifier, ground the Brown wire and see that the wiper motor runs on low. If not, the wire may be broken.

    3. Test for ground on the Black wire at the intermittent wiper amplifier.
    Potential Causes: Windshield Wiper Amplifier
    Wiper Motor
    Broken Wire

    I hope this helps.

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    backyard tech, September 12, 2009, 04:59
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    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!



    NHTSA Campaign # 98V093000



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    Vehicles: Make/Models: Model/Build Years:
    NISSAN/200SX 1995-1998
    NISSAN/SENTRA 1995-1998




    Defect: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WATER CAN ENTER AND DISPLACE THE GREASE IN THE WIPER ARM LINKAGE BALL JOINT WHERE THE WIPER LINKAGE ATTACHES TO THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE.



    Component Affected: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES



    Corrective Action: THIS CAN RESULT IN GRADUAL WEAR OVER A PERIOD OF TIME INSIDE THE JOINT THAT COULD LEAD TO THE SEPARATION OF THE WIPER LINKAGE ASSEMBLY FROM THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE AT THE BALL JOINT. A LOSS OF WINDSHIELD WIPER FUNCTION CAN RESULT IN THIS SEPARATION OCCURS.



    Consequence: TO PREVENT GREASE FROM BEING WASHED OUT OF THE JOINT, THE DEALERS WILL MODIFY BY ADDING A WATER DIVERSION SEAL THAT WILL PREVENT WATER FROM ENTERING THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE BALL JOINT AREA.



    Mfr. Campaign #:



    Mfr. Involved: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.



    # Vehicles Affected: 512387




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