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[Astra] How2 to fix Astra / Vectra / Zafira wiper motor parking fault

Discussion in 'All Model Vauxhall / Opel / GM / Holden How2' started by pippasdog, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. WhelkMaster

    WhelkMaster Member

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    May sound a silly question but... :rolleyes:

    Would the wiper motor in my 1998 Astravan Envoy be the same as (or similar to) the one pictured here?

    It's behaving exactly as described in the original post!

    Cheers folks!
     
  2. sparki

    sparki New Member

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    mine was also similar, not exact as the one pictured in the thread but the fix was a success.
     
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  3. WhelkMaster

    WhelkMaster Member

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    Thanks sparki, I think I'll give it a good spannering this evening and see what's what. (y)
     
  4. scotty1978

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    I appear to have done something wrong, when I opened up the motor the shorter arm was dirty so i decided to clean both of them, when I was cleaning the shorter one it snapped at the bottom, there was still a short section left behind so i cleared the plastic around it with a file and soldered the old strip back on but at the same height as the other strip to make an even contact. result after rebuilding it all is the 30amp fuse keeps on blowing, the rear wiper does one turn, the front does nothing and pop, before I rip it apart again, any ideas please????
     
  5. Emjay31

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    if your blowing a fuse you probably have a short and the fuse is protecting the circuit by blowing...

    Most of the time the knib that burns out only has a little bit off the end...are you certain its not touching anything other than the rail its supposed to rotate on?
     
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    i'll have a look thanks emjay
     
  7. Emjay31

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    I cant remember how mine looked now:cautious:

    dont be tempted to put a bigger fuse in....also make sure you have alot of grease in there too, im sure the thing whizzes around a fair rate of knots :eek:

    let us know how you get on and good luck mate!
     
  8. cavwebmaster

    cavwebmaster CavWeb/VxON Forums Admin & Founder Staff / Administrator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    I concur with Martyn. You somehow must have created a circuit where positive meets negative when the motor is powered up.
     
  9. JessC123

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    Currently in the process of tracking down a new motor for my corsas front windscreen wiper, as I'm refusing to pay £120 - £130! Such rip offs :eek:Not having the wiper park in the correct position is THE most annoying thing.

    When it rains I refuse to use my wipers as they've got the habit of just stopping when and where they please!
     
  10. harding9025

    harding9025 Mr Fluff

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    this has been doing my head in on my astra, never realised you could fix it lol, will have a go when the weather drys up lol
     

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