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Old 02-11-2003, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Windshield Wiper Problem

On my way to school this morning, an all out snow shower and my windshield wipers just stop in the down position. I was sitting in traffic and got out of my car and they were stuck, not frozen, but literally stuck. I could feel the motor trying to move them, but it felt as if the motor was trying to pull them down farther than they could go.

Has anyone experienced this? I havn't a clue what could have caused this because I can feel the motor working, its as if it is continuously pulling the blades down and not pushing them back up. Also if you look at the blades compared to another 92 camry, they are much further down in the stopped position than normal.

Crazy luck these past couple of days...
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This is the bearing of the wiper that is getting old..

Mine just do 80-90% of the normal range and to replace that it's ~250$CDN

It's something 'normal' on camry that have a lot of mileage.. Mine have 300000km on it and a friend had the same problem with the '93 Camry of his parents
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Thank you. I'll tell you what though, toyota parts are expensive. I guess that goes with all car parts though. And to think, I also have to get a new pump for the washer fluid, thats 120 USD.

I guess it could be the bearings though because I forgot to mention every once in a while when i would first turn the wipers on after the car had been sitting, it would make a really weird whinning noise then the noise would cease and everything would be fine.
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Old 03-10-2003, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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*Wiper Motor
http://www.parts.com/index.cfm?actio...&target=window
*Washer Pump
http://www.parts.com/index.cfm?actio...&target=window

or go to www.toyotaworld.com and click on the oem parts link
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Okay. I took the cowl louver and everything apart. It seem the wiper link has become disconnected from the wiper motor. What happened? The plastic bushings that held the wiper link to the wiper moter split in half. Easy to fix, just a quick drive to Toyota to get the new bushing set and reinstall. I'm just glad it wasn't the motor that was messed up. I was worried about stripped gears or something that would make me have to replace the entire motor.

On the other hand, i think i'm just going to have Toyota fix the washer motor, i'm tired of messing with this car in the cold.

Thanks for the links!!!

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Old 05-14-2008, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know this was a really old thread but I was wondering if your dealer actually had a bushing kit, my dealer told me I would have to purchase all of the mechanics to get those because they didn't sell them on their own.

Fill me in if you don't mind.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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While I don't have solid information, that seems to be how Toyota likes to do things. Some one was complaining about you have to buy the whole control arm set to get just the bushing.
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As it turns out I was able to 'fabricate' a solution using a brass bushing from Lowe's and an E-pin to hold it on, it seems to be working alright but it's only been on since last night. I greased it up real well and the play on the wipers is significantly better, I just hope the solution lasts. At any rate where I'm sitting right now I have about 6 dollars in parts on the car and about 20 tied up in experimenting with a solution.

Much better than the 200 for the entire mechanism!
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Good to see that you fixed it.
That will not wear out for ages.

If I recall, the pivot and bushing is in an dust exposed area, so easy on the lube.
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The wipers aren't as smooth as they could be, I would like to get a nylon bushing and get it between the brass and the wiper linkage to smooth things up a bit.

Good ideal on the lube comment, I might have overdone it a bit but I was getting paranoid about it breaking again.
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Gen5 Noisy Camry LE Wipers

My wiper motor started making noise when wipers are on. They still work normally but sounds terrible and worried they will pack it in. Any ideas what could cause this, other than a failing motor? I have about 140 K on my 2003. Thanks for any help.

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Old 06-09-2008, 07:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My wiper motor started making noise when wipers are on. They still work normally but sounds terrible and worried they will pack it in. Any ideas what could cause this, other than a failing motor? I have about 140 K on my 2003. Thanks for any help.

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Dunno on that one, what kind of noise? Whine, pop, ??? Do the wipers make jerky motions? Could be something causing friction between the motor and the wiper transmission I suppose. Give us some more detail, maybe someone will have an answer for you.
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Okay. I took the cowl louver and everything apart. It seem the wiper link has become disconnected from the wiper motor. What happened? The plastic bushings that held the wiper link to the wiper moter split in half. Easy to fix, just a quick drive to Toyota to get the new bushing set and reinstall. I'm just glad it wasn't the motor that was messed up. I was worried about stripped gears or something that would make me have to replace the entire motor.

On the other hand, i think i'm just going to have Toyota fix the washer motor, i'm tired of messing with this car in the cold.

Thanks for the links!!!

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Do you have the part number ?
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How to install the windshield washer motor of a 95 Toyota Camry LE sedan 4 cylinders 2.2 liter
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I pulled off the motor thinking the motor had burnt out. I looked to see where the motor pulls on the linkage and that it was broken and bent. Anything i can do? It looks like I can bend it back. Is there a name for that part?
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