astra rear wiper

Discussion in 'Astra' started by barry, Nov 1, 2005.

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    barry Guest

    hi all astra hatch .rear wiper just packed up..had the motor off and all
    checjks say its fine..tried a new switch ,fuse etc..cant trace the
    fault..any help much appreciated...baz
    barry, Nov 1, 2005
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    mikeFNB Guest

    have you got volts?

    mikeFNB, Nov 2, 2005
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    Alan Guest

    Check the motor only is a little pointless. Before you remove the motor
    check for power to the terminals. if no power there, is there power
    where itleaves the switch? If none there, is there power entering the

    If all else fails, has the fuse blown?

    Alan, Nov 2, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    Sounds like the smoke has got out of the wires. Most electrical things stop
    working with no smoke to power them.

    Mike, Nov 2, 2005
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    me140 Guest

    Check the wires haven't snapped where they go into the tailgate - they are
    inside the rubber sleeve near the hinge.
    me140, Nov 2, 2005
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    C & R Murray Guest

    Had this in a Cavalier I had when it was five years old! Took it to the Auto
    Electrician in town and they traced and fixed a broken wire in half an hour.
    It was under the plastic cover at the rear nearside passenger door footwell.
    Caused by vibration of the plastic under pressure against the wire?
    Electrician said that it was common on types all cars - wear associated,
    just takes time to occur.

    So check for current at the wiper motor, then trace it back.

    C & R Murray, Nov 3, 2005
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    barry Guest

    i checked back from the motor right thru to the switch, all tests say
    ok...put the motor to power and it worked like agood un...but after about
    5secs it stopped..i left it for a while and tried it again..same thing..does
    that mean i need a new motor....baz
    barry, Nov 4, 2005
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    mikeFNB Guest

    check the brushes.


    mikeFNB, Nov 4, 2005
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