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#1 STC19

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Posted 05 July 2023 - 11:57 AM

Hello! 

Hope everyone is well.

I have recently installed some new wipers ( stalks and blades) as my old ones had become ineffective, however i have noticed that especially on the initial pull, sending the wipers from park to their furthest point, the drain on the battery is quite high.

So much so that on a dry wipe, they can stop mid wipe and cause the battey to drain until they are nudged by hand. This can be challenging/ dangerous when travelling at speed.

 

Would a new wiper motor potentially solve this issue? 

 

The car is a '95 Cooper SPI with the factory wiper motor.

Many thanks

Sam



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Posted 05 July 2023 - 12:08 PM

before forking out on a new motor i'd start by looking at the wiper rack and spindle boxes;  make sure they're still well greased and move easily 



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Posted 05 July 2023 - 12:09 PM

Could be the motor or could be the rack and/or wheel boxes. I'd suspect the latter as mid screen is where the motor has least mechanical advantage. It's not a bad job, with decent accessibility. The only thing to watch is the threads on the wheelbox nuts can be a bit delicate.







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