Windscreen Wiper Motor - Removal & Replacement

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  1. Rob Mack

    Rob Mack New Member

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    I have a 1971 Chrysler Valiant Regal (Australian), on the same design (some variation) as the 1970 Plymouth Valiant (USA). The wiper motor is located on the outside fire wall (not under the dash like some US models), so it is easy to get to. I want to replace it with a cleaned up reconditioned unit, but I am hesitant to undo the holding bolts because I don't want to be disconnecting internal parts that maybe difficult to reconnect. Has anyone done this replacement who could give me an idea on what is involved??? ROB.
     
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    krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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    There is a clip that holds the linkage to the wiper motor under the dash that you have to disconnect... The rest is done from under the hood - disconnect the wiring harness, and then loosen the attaching bolts/nuts and remove it...
     
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    moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    If the crank arm on the motor wont clear the hole in the firewall to get it out. Remove the nut on the motor shaft, and remove the crank arm, then take the motor out.
     
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    If your clip looks like this?
    Halifaxhops has them available here. Screenshot_20210131-055611_Chrome.jpg
     
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    I'd mark the shaft and the arm so that it doesn't go onto the new motor 180* off.
     
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      Wiper motor is right behind radio and climate controller. Remove either and you'll get to the nut with long extension. Always run the motor at reinstall, turn it off and confirm it parked before attaching the linkage with wipers in park position.
       
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          Take photos of it all first inside and out. My inner clip fell off and it was a little hard to remember how it was.
           
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            Thanks to all you blokes for the heads up on this query....very much appreciated and I will take on board all details...her goes.....ROB
             
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            Thanks to all you blokes for the heads up on this query.....very much appreciated and I will take on board all details.....here goes.....ROB
             
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