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Old 05-07-2022, 03:52 PM   #1
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What years work on L Series ? I've been having Wiper Park issues and nothings worked changing parts. Switch, Motor, Relay and Matching BCM, with no solution, all used. The used motor didn't fix it. There's a 2003 and an '05 at the yard, but it looks totally different than my 2000. What's the difference, if anyone knows. The wires may be a different color as well, I didn't match them because there wasn't a 2000 or '02 out there. From what I see online, it's only 2000-'02 are compatible. The motor is still under the 90 day yards warranty. TY.
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I donít remember a difference in 03 but there are many differences in engine controls between 00-02 and 03-05. I have a set of factory service manuals for an 02 and fdryer had an 03 set. Did you search Rock Auto for interchange info?
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No, it was just some site online. Don't know which one. Working at an auto parts store, I have the advantage to try parts to see if it fixes it without purchasing. I could just get a new one, go out and plug it in and see if it fixes the problem. I'm not optimistic that it's the motor, but you never know since it's used. They just Park anywhere when you turn off the switch. Many fixes are shown on YouTube, but None work. It probably can be anything. Edit: The site showed 2000-2002, so I assumed that's all.

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Old 05-13-2022, 05:37 PM   #4
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Well, if RockAuto's parts catalog is to be believed then the windshield wiper motor for L-Series cars from '00 through '05 is the same. The OEM website I like shows only one windshield wiper motor for those model years also. In your situation there are really only two possibilities as to the reason for you wipers not returning to the "rest" position towards the base of the windshield: 1) a wiper motor failure, or 2) damaged linkage (known to the OEM as the Windshield Wiper Transmission). Linkages rarely go bad while motors more often will. In general, the linkage will only travel as far as the motor will allow them to go.

Do I know which one is at fault here? No. I would, however, look to replacing the motor first (FWIW).
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Chaz9496, did you ever disassemble a wiper motor to examine internals? Do these motors use micro switches?

I tried this on a dead rear wiper motor of a Mercury Sable wagon and discovered it was made by Bosch. The rear wiper is used much less than windshield wipers so this was an interesting project whether it was fixed or not. Once apart, it revealed several micro switches that are replaceable using soldering skills. I wiped off old grease and may have rotated the motor shaft (don't remember as this was twenty years ago), applied power using the wiper control switch (on/off only). Miraculously, the motor came to life. Switched it off and on several times without it dying and each time it returned to home position. Reassembled it with some more grease, mounted back onto the rear window and it worked flawlessly. I was concerned whether or not for motor or micro switch failure but was surprised to find it in perfect working condition. My guess is the last time it was used, something caused it to home but not fully home for the micro switch to transfer circuitry to the other switch, effectively disabling the entire motor circuit. Old grease may have played a role too as they dry out and harden, slowing motor operation.
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