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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Rear Wiper Motor
If you do a search there is a thread on not only how to remove the motor but also how to fix it.
Usually what happens is the little rubber O ring fails on the shaft and water gets down and causes corrosion on it, this then slows it down until it stops.
I followed the instructions on removing it (5 bolts after you take off the wiper arm and tailgate panel which is a bit tricky.)
You can then open the gear mechanism (4/5 bolts) and drive off the shaft ( have to take off a circlip) releasing the plastic cover, exposing the shaft which will clean up with (dick) emery.
With a bit of luck the gear wheel will not be stripped and I just re-lubricated the shaft with some of the spare silicone grease from the gear area.
Back together, circlip on and quick test before bolting back in.
Assuming you are reasonably competent, an hour, 2 at the most should do it and it's a lot cheaper than a new motor.