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Intermittent Wipers Quick Fix

Fix for Intermittent Wipers I learned this one from a blog reader: I trouble shot my wife’s 1999 Plymouth Voyager for an intermittent wipers malfunction, to no success, I had replaced the multifunction switch ($175) based on incorrect resistance values posted in the Haynes Repair Manual. (Haynes provided a correction via mail). The actual problem I found was that the intermittent wiper mode is dependent upon the wipers being properly parked. The parking action is through regenerative electrical braking of the wiper motor, the voltage of which is actually returned … Read More

Chrysler minivan wiper problems

Fix Chrysler minivan wiper problems Chrysler Minivans have more than their share of wiper problems, ranging from wipers that won’t shut off to intermittent wipers that quit working. If you have Chrysler minivan wiper problems, all you need to diagnose the problem is a digital multimeter. Chrysler minivans use two different systems, depending on the model year. For 1996 & 1997 models, start your diagnostics by turning on the ignition key and put the wiper switch in any position EXCEPT high. Then ground the red/white wire at the body control … Read More


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