Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Chevy Venture, Stuck Wipers
I have a ‘00 Chevy Venture. When I turn my wipers
to the off position they stop in the fully extended position
rather then folding down to the bottom of the windshield.
Any ideas what to check or how to fix this problem?
to tell you that the wiper system on this vehicle gives
me the willies. All that linkage and stuff out there, just
waiting for you to get too close so it can chew body parts
off. That wiper motor won’t even flinch as it winds
you up in all of that mess. What I’m saying is be
careful when working with this vehicle’s system it
is easy to get hurt. There are 3 problem areas with this
system. The wiper switch is easily checked by disconnecting
it with the key on, if the wipers park the switch is bad.
The wiper motor cover, with its little silicone-based life
forms (computer chip type stuff), can have problems with
the circuit board causing a no park condition. Last but
not least is that external depressed park mechanism. When
the park command occurs the control circuit reverses the
wiper motor, which activates this nightmare of a mechanism.
This gismo, which does get gummed-up and must be adjusted
correctly, will park the wipers who knows where. Sound’s
easy? Be careful!