Why would your windshield wiper motor need to be replaced?
You don't always realize just how important your windshield wiper motor is until your wipers stop functioning properly. When you are driving down the road this is one of the most important safety factors - making sure you have proper visibility. To have the best visibility possible in inclement weather, we depend on our windshield wipers to allow us to drive normally and avoid accidents. If you notice that your windshield wipers are working slower or maybe not at all, it is probably time to check your windshield wiper motor. This is the heart of your wiper system, and when it stops working it becomes a huge safety issue. Without properly functioning wipers, we also lose the ability to use our windshield washer to remove bugs and debris. To provide the maximum amount of visibility, your windshield needs to be as clean and dry as possible. Some people are foolish enough to put this repair off, which is the last thing you want to do because you never know when you will need your wipers. Any repairs that involve the safety of yourself and your passengers should be corrected immediately, and windshield wiper motors are moderately priced and easy to change on most vehicles.
How a windshield wiper motor works.
Windshield wiper motors must produce a lot of force and torque to move your wiper blades back and forth across your windshield. How can this be possible using such a small electric motor? This is accomplished by using a worm gear which reduces the output speed of the motor and increases the torque. Windshield wiper motors also incorporate an electric circuit that continues to provide power until your wiper blades are in the complete down position, so they're not in the middle of your windshield when you shut them off.
D.I.Y. replacement & videos.
Windshield wiper motors are not that hard to change on most vehicles, so you can replace it yourself in a short amount of time. First make sure you have the proper tools for the job. Then carefully remove the electrical connector making sure you don't damage the lock clips securing it. Then you need to remove the wiper blade linkage assembly from the output shaft and move it to the side. Once this is done, you remove the mounting bolts and remove the windshield wiper motor. Install the new motor assembly and secure it properly. Then you just attach the linkage and electrical connector and make sure they are secured properly. While you have the importance of serviceable windshield wipers on your mind, make sure to check the condition of your wiper blades and replace them if required. This is also a good time to make sure that your washer fluid reservoir is full.
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Windshield wiper motors, wiper blades and washer fluid are all available at CPD. They carry a wide variety of quality replacement parts that are OEM specifications and priced right. Ordering online from Car Parts Discount is fast, easy, and affordable. The web site is available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. You will want to purchase your windshield wiper motor and any other automotive components you require from CPD, there's is no need to shop anywhere else!