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1980 wipers; Linkage and park

Been meaning to tackle the wiper issues on my truck and finally got around to it yesterday. Replaced the washer pump and it now works, then went to clean up the motor as I have no “park” feature. They just stop wherever they are when the switch is turned off. So I searched the forums and found some helpful info on removing the motor, which I did. And some information about cleaning the (spade?) terminals for the park switch. I also noticed I was able to slide the motor out of the linkage without removing the metal clip on the shaft.... am I missing some bushings or something? There’s a lot of slop in that assy. Also does anyone have any pictures or pointers on what exactly I should be looking for the clean on the motor and get park working again?
 
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There should be some plastic bushings on the linkage pivots. The Help! section usually has them.

It sounds like you might have a wiring problem also. Did you check for power all the time at the wiper motor? There is a hot all the time wire that carries the wipers through to the park position when you turn the dash switch off. If you do not have this power all the time wire, then they will just stop anywhere you turn the switch off.
 
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P.S. I forgot to warn you; If you try to test the park feature with the motor by itself without the wipers connected up, it probably will not work. The system needs the drag of the wipers to stop in the park position. With no drag, the motor tends to "coast through" the park position and then it will pick up and run again and never stop.
 
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There should be some plastic bushings on the linkage pivots. The Help! section usually has them.

It sounds like you might have a wiring problem also. Did you check for power all the time at the wiper motor? There is a hot all the time wire that carries the wipers through to the park position when you turn the dash switch off. If you do not have this power all the time wire, then they will just stop anywhere you turn the switch off.
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P.S. I forgot to warn you; If you try to test the park feature with the motor by itself without the wipers connected up, it probably will not work. The system needs the drag of the wipers to stop in the park position. With no drag, the motor tends to "coast through" the park position and then it will pick up and run again and never stop.
Good info. I wondered if the missing bushings and slop would effect the park feature as well. Once I get those bushings replaced I’ll clean everything up and give it another shot
 
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Missing bushings makes it noisy and the wipers floppy, sometimes banging against the windshield trim. It won't affect the parking feature, it will affect where it stops a little bit.
 
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Lower pic: The bushings in the 17566 and 17567 wiper arms and pivots were not available by themselves, as they were swagged into the arms.

If they were available, they would be pictured along with a basic part number.


 
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So the proper repair would be a complete motor with the link arm?
 
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So the proper repair would be a complete motor with the link arm?
He for sure said you won't find any NOS bushings, I didn't read it as there are not any after market bushings that fit. I'd try the help section first. I bet it's cheap enough to gamble on.
 
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These bushings in this link are said to fit. They look just like the ones you can get in the Help! section. You have to buy a pack of 11 bushings which are for other models, but I believe these are in the pack.

https://shop.broncograveyard.com/198...ctinfo/35209B/

If your neighbors have problems with their wipers, you can be the go to guy for bushings as long as they do not have a Ford pickup.
 
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He for sure said you won't find any NOS bushings, I didn't read it as there are not any after market bushings that fit. I'd try the help section first. I bet it's cheap enough to gamble on.
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These bushings in this link are said to fit. They look just like the ones you can get in the Help! section. You have to buy a pack of 11 bushings which are for other models, but I believe these are in the pack.

https://shop.broncograveyard.com/198...ctinfo/35209B/

If your neighbors have problems with their wipers, you can be the go to guy for bushings as long as they do not have a Ford pickup.
Why not try the hard ware store they have bushings of different sizes.

Also how do you get the linkage apart / back together to replace the bushings?
I have not looked closely at mine but I did not think it came apart to replace them?
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Why not try the hard ware store they have bushings of different sizes.

Also how do you get the linkage apart / back together to replace the bushings?
I have not looked closely at mine but I did not think it came apart to replace them?
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You take a screwdriver and pry them apart. If you look at the picture below, the bushings have a groove on the OD where they sit in the arm. And you will see two vertical raised areas, these fit into slits in the arm to keep the bushing itself from spinning in the sheetmetal arm and getting cut. You can also notice the OD is tapered, so you push them in the arm first and they snap in place.

 
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Well let's get the egg off my face
I did not look at the links or my linkage to see what bushing you guys were talking about.
Now that I see them white closed end ones they are nothing like I thought they were.
I will go hide now
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These are the bushings from the HELP section at the local A.Zone and not a one of them look like they’re right for my application
 
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Post a picture of the other end(where the arm connects to the wipers), I'm pretty good at puzzles.
 
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These are the bushings from the HELP section at the local A.Zone and not a one of them look like they’re right for my application
Those two white ones second from the bottom look like the link I posted earlier. I am just going by what the link said, it's been a long time since I replaced mine and can't remember exactly how it looked.
 

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