After many years of groaning, I think my wiper motor has finally bit the dust. Now when I turn it on (at any speed) I just hear the breaker in the wiper switch clicking away. I know when I have replaced motors on other trucks and cars, I was often able to just unbolt the motor to get enough clearance to uncouple the transmission linkage. Has anyone tried this before on their 88 F250, and can you tell me if it’s a nut or a clip I should be looking for? I’m hoping to avoid having to remove the cowl to gain access.
I’m a little apprehensive about messing with the cowl because my truck was repainted before I got it (not the best of jobs) and I’m not sure how well this piece will “separate” from the rest of the body without damaging the paint. Also, don’t you have to remove the windshield trim to get to some of the screws? I’ve never had this trim off before but it looks like someone had used some sealant around a lot of it. I figured that might be another can or worms.
Its not that I’m really against removing the cowl. I just figured that if I can disconnect the motor without messing with it, why not. That’s why I figured I checked in with the group first.
if you are afraid about the paint, just take a utility knife and score it. If it's gonna flake, that should contain it. Then touch up paint is your best friend when you reinstall. Done this multiple times and always had great luck.
You guys were right. It would have been a nitemare trying to get that motor / clip out without first removing the cowl.
Now that I have it out and all the arms disconnected, is there any particular procedure for reinstalling everything? I didn’t know if they should be a particular position before I connect them to the motor and don’t want a jam. I was just going to fasten them and then put the arms back on after the motor parks.
I had to remove the bracket and arm that was attached to the old motor to use on the new. The shaft on the motor is sloted so the arm can be mounted in two different directions and I don't remember how it came off. Guess it doesn't matter....
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