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‘00 Chevy Venture, Stuck Wipers

Q: 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?

- Marty

A: I want 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!

 
     
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