Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
I decided to have a look at the wiper motor ... so after a quick stop-off at Halford for some star drive sockets, the airvent were soon removed (you probably only need to remove the drivers side).
The motor was neatly clad in it's own rain-cover! Elasticated, so off that came. Three allen bolts and the whole unit including mechanics on the garage floor. Taking care to turn it the right way, I moved the arm mechanisms but they were stiff. But it turned, so after a couple of full revolutions, I put the lot back and after a new fuse, turned on the ignition. The motor sprang into life as it wasn't parked correctly. So we are back in business.
While under the covers (so to speak) I cleaned out the air intake filter (passenger side) and remove a ton of dead leaves!!!
The cost of a new motor? £105 from Alfa, and aboy £50 second-hand.
I'm still expecting to have to change it, but at least I've got time now.
PS I also invested in some Rain-X ... just for backup!
HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"
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