wipers will not park in down position, they stop at 45 degrees on 2003 Kia Sorento

I repaired a broken transmission link for wipers, since replacement the wipers park in the up position. when stopped and in up position I removed wiper arms and reset them to down position but they still won't park down

by in Rochester, NY on March 07, 2014
2 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by on March 07, 2014
Is the linkage bent as well, something is positioned wrong, unless the motor is bad as well.
COMMENT by on March 07, 2014
no bent linkage, I tried to re-adjust wiper arms by removing both arms when parked in up position and without touching the driving mechanism, re-positioning them in the down position, when activating wiper switch it tried to drive them even farther down now. Is there anything in the wiper mechanism that monitors wiper arm position?
COMMENT by on March 07, 2014
They all have a park position but when they mess up, I just replace them and be done with it.
ANSWER by on March 07, 2014
Take the wiper arms OFF, then turn the ignition on and operate the wiper motor on reg. speed (not delay/intermittent) Then turn wiper SWITCH off , before turning key off. Re-install wiper arms securely at 'off' position windshield may have small marks indicating proper level. Try that and post results.
COMMENT by on March 07, 2014
Nice try but same results.
COMMENT by on March 08, 2014
IF they park at the same spot every time , then linkage is probably wrong or incorrectly installed? How bad is it to pull the assembly out again for inspection? With the assembly out of the vehicle check to make sure link on motor is pointed correctly when parked. Probably not.
COMMENT by on March 09, 2014
assembly is very accessible, and that is what I am planning to do next. They did work correctly for awhile after replacing the broken linkage, if they didn't I would have suspected incorrect assembly at that time.
COMMENT by on March 09, 2014
Re- check and see if something changed , . Good luck.