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#1 Old 02-29-2012, 10:54 PM
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windshield wipers stalling/freezing issue

Hi to everyone and thanks for me posting here.
I am posting this question for my girlfriend who drives a 2007 Versa.
What great reliable cars these are! And great on fuel!
One Safety issue though and that is that her windshield wipers stall often in any position in any setting.
Last night she drove home from work and this happened again. The wipers freeze in any position for about 8 to 10 seconds and then continue and it repeats intermittently.
It is very dangerous and I am concerned for her safety and others on the road.

Does anyone have an idea what it could be or what I should check/replace?
Is this a common issue? I did a search and nothing came up.

Any feedback much appreciated.

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#2 Old 02-29-2012, 11:04 PM
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I see this is your first post so welcome to our community. Sounds like it has something to do with the intermittent part of the wiper system. I'm thinking maybe you should change the wiper control that is connected to the steering column. See if you can get one cheap from a salvage yard and start from there. Also i had a ford wagon once years ago that the wiper motor crapped the bed and i used Rain-X on the windshield with no wipers on the highway and the rain beaded away and i got to and from my destination just fine. Try using that until you get the problem with the wipers fixed.

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I thought I'd update this posting with my fix.

I could not come across any info related to a fix for this problem so I first went to check the connections and stalk on the steering column. I took it all apart and did not notice any issues with a bad connection, worn or broken parts. So I put it all back together and went to the wiper motor and removed it from the car. Then I removed the motor housing from the unit and noticed a lot of dust buildup on the magnets of the housing so I cleaned it. Then I used this contact cleaner I have and sprayed inside the housing and on the wire wound parts. Basically sprayed all and let dry then reassembled all parts and reinstalled the motor back in the car.
I am happy to report that the wipers have never stalled again and this is after months of heavy rain here on the Wetcoast!

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Awesome fix, great postWelcome BobbiB!

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