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Old 11-21-2011, 04:24 PM
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Hi, I have a 1994 Ford Ranger 2wd 6 cyl engine. I took it in for State inspection today, they called and said the wipers won't work. Never had issues with them prior to this and used them 2 days ago. When I turn them on I hear a clicking sound coming from under the dash. I don't hear the wiper motor humming or anything. Can someone please give me suggestion of what to look at or test please. If I press for water that works just fine.

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well the clicking you hear is the relay for the wiper motor...maybe your motor took a crap on ya but its unusual for them to just fail
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I forgot to mention I was able to locate the module behind the dash it's about 7 inches long 5 inches wide 1 inch thick has 1 harness in it, is this the wiper control module ?? The clicking is not loud at all.
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the clicking is the relay that makes the motor run when any of the int. settings are selected
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:35 PM
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ok I guess I'll try replacing the motor
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i wouldnt jump to the motor just yet...
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I'm confused, What would you suggest
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id pull the motor out of the truck and test it with some jumper wires and a booster pack...if it runs like that then you something else is wrong but if the motor doesnt run then its shot
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Ok I can do that. I'll let you know. Thanks
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Would you have any idea what the shop would do for a quick fix if they are low life enough to break something and then charge you to fix it. The first thing they said looks electrical to us, might be a fuse or something like that. could something disconnected cause the clicking sound
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if the motor was unplugged it will
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:29 PM
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Thanks, it's the motor. I tested and had power to the connector point. I found a motor off a 94 ranger today for $12.00. I plugged it into the connector and grounded it and the replacement worked fine. I'll replace it this weekend. I also piked up the AC compressor for $20.00 I really appreciate all your help and suggestions.

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no problem
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Thanks, it's the motor. I tested and had power to the connector point. I found a motor off a 94 ranger today for $12.00. I plugged it into the connector and grounded it and the replacement worked fine. I'll replace it this weekend. I also piked up the AC compressor for $20.00 I really appreciate all your help and suggestions.

I sure hope you have a lot of patients or little hands. I just reinstalled the wiper motor on my Ranger and it was a nightmare.
It wouldn't be so bad if you could put the c-clip back on the crank bar, but usually you have to install the crank bar then install the motor back on the shaft with the 8 mm bolt because there's hardly any room to get your hand in the cowl. Worst design I've ever seen.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:06 AM
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Default Re: Windshield wiper issue

Thanks Fordfan444, I was looking at that the cowl hole looks mighty tight. When I went to pickup the used motor I got to laughing they took it off the easy way, cut right through the top vent area. I don't believe that would look to good but then again duct tape fixes all
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