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Old 03-13-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
msterspy
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Wipers Won't PArk, 98 Crown Vic.

Hi All: Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. I have a 98
Crown Vic and the wipers won't park. In fact when I shut them off the
go all the way to the up position. The parking cycle seems to be dead.
The wipers work perfect other than the parking problem.

I removed the cover to reveal the crank and it was stuffed with
acorns. (I have a chipmunk problem in my neighborhood) Maybe they
chewed the wiring?

I tried looking at my service manual and it gives instructions on how
to measure resistance and voltage, but I can not find the wiring
harness that goes to the wiper motor. Ford had a better idea when
they design accesiblity to the wiper motor. Looks like a nightmare and
I may have a mechanic do the work. I'm getting too old for this.
M
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Old 03-13-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wipers Won't PArk, 98 Crown Vic.

You need a wiper motor.
"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:lk0931lnrv4blvju1791c5rtghvuecdb8l@4ax.com...
> Hi All: Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. I have a 98
> Crown Vic and the wipers won't park. In fact when I shut them off the
> go all the way to the up position. The parking cycle seems to be dead.
> The wipers work perfect other than the parking problem.
>
> I removed the cover to reveal the crank and it was stuffed with
> acorns. (I have a chipmunk problem in my neighborhood) Maybe they
> chewed the wiring?
>
> I tried looking at my service manual and it gives instructions on how
> to measure resistance and voltage, but I can not find the wiring
> harness that goes to the wiper motor. Ford had a better idea when
> they design accesiblity to the wiper motor. Looks like a nightmare and
> I may have a mechanic do the work. I'm getting too old for this.
> M



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Old 03-13-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Wipers Won't PArk, 98 Crown Vic.

That's what my brother told me. ( He's also a mechanic) He claims
it's my fault for trying to move heavy snow with the wipers. For every
car that I have owned, I have broken either the wiper motor or the
drive. Guess I'm too rough on the wipers and going to have to be more
aware of wiper fraility.
M

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:26:47 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:

>You need a wiper motor.
>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>news:lk0931lnrv4blvju1791c5rtghvuecdb8l@4ax.com...
>> Hi All: Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. I have a 98
>> Crown Vic and the wipers won't park. In fact when I shut them off the
>> go all the way to the up position. The parking cycle seems to be dead.
>> The wipers work perfect other than the parking problem.
>>
>> I removed the cover to reveal the crank and it was stuffed with
>> acorns. (I have a chipmunk problem in my neighborhood) Maybe they
>> chewed the wiring?
>>
>> I tried looking at my service manual and it gives instructions on how
>> to measure resistance and voltage, but I can not find the wiring
>> harness that goes to the wiper motor. Ford had a better idea when
>> they design accesiblity to the wiper motor. Looks like a nightmare and
>> I may have a mechanic do the work. I'm getting too old for this.
>> M

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Old 03-13-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Wipers Won't PArk, 98 Crown Vic.


"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:027931dnoc6mdqmsa3bsa9vq8jcuuocrik@4ax.com...
> That's what my brother told me. ( He's also a mechanic) He claims
> it's my fault for trying to move heavy snow with the wipers. For every
> car that I have owned, I have broken either the wiper motor or the
> drive. Guess I'm too rough on the wipers and going to have to be more
> aware of wiper fraility.
> M
>


You'll find that a good quality scraper and letting the defrost do it's job does
wanders.

> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:26:47 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:
>
>>You need a wiper motor.
>>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>news:lk0931lnrv4blvju1791c5rtghvuecdb8l@4ax.com...
>>> Hi All: Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. I have a 98
>>> Crown Vic and the wipers won't park. In fact when I shut them off the
>>> go all the way to the up position. The parking cycle seems to be dead.
>>> The wipers work perfect other than the parking problem.
>>>
>>> I removed the cover to reveal the crank and it was stuffed with
>>> acorns. (I have a chipmunk problem in my neighborhood) Maybe they
>>> chewed the wiring?
>>>
>>> I tried looking at my service manual and it gives instructions on how
>>> to measure resistance and voltage, but I can not find the wiring
>>> harness that goes to the wiper motor. Ford had a better idea when
>>> they design accesiblity to the wiper motor. Looks like a nightmare and
>>> I may have a mechanic do the work. I'm getting too old for this.
>>> M

>>

>



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Old 03-14-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Wipers Won't PArk, 98 Crown Vic.

Good quality ice scrapper? I use to use my id badge from work.
Actually, I have learned that it may be the wiper contol module. I'm
bringing the car in for service and I'll let you know how it turns
out. Thanks
M

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:58:36 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:

>
>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>news:027931dnoc6mdqmsa3bsa9vq8jcuuocrik@4ax.com...
>> That's what my brother told me. ( He's also a mechanic) He claims
>> it's my fault for trying to move heavy snow with the wipers. For every
>> car that I have owned, I have broken either the wiper motor or the
>> drive. Guess I'm too rough on the wipers and going to have to be more
>> aware of wiper fraility.
>> M
>>

>
>You'll find that a good quality scraper and letting the defrost do it's job does
>wanders.
>
>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:26:47 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:
>>
>>>You need a wiper motor.
>>>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>>news:lk0931lnrv4blvju1791c5rtghvuecdb8l@4ax.com...
>>>> Hi All: Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. I have a 98
>>>> Crown Vic and the wipers won't park. In fact when I shut them off the
>>>> go all the way to the up position. The parking cycle seems to be dead.
>>>> The wipers work perfect other than the parking problem.
>>>>
>>>> I removed the cover to reveal the crank and it was stuffed with
>>>> acorns. (I have a chipmunk problem in my neighborhood) Maybe they
>>>> chewed the wiring?
>>>>
>>>> I tried looking at my service manual and it gives instructions on how
>>>> to measure resistance and voltage, but I can not find the wiring
>>>> harness that goes to the wiper motor. Ford had a better idea when
>>>> they design accesiblity to the wiper motor. Looks like a nightmare and
>>>> I may have a mechanic do the work. I'm getting too old for this.
>>>> M
>>>

>>

>


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Old 03-14-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Wipers Won't PArk, 98 Crown Vic.

Some kind person on rec.autos.tech gave me a part number so maybe I'll
try to fix it mysef.
M


On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:51:16 GMT, msterspy <msterspy@netscape.net>
wrote:

>Good quality ice scrapper? I use to use my id badge from work.
>Actually, I have learned that it may be the wiper contol module. I'm
>bringing the car in for service and I'll let you know how it turns
>out. Thanks
>M
>
>On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:58:36 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:
>
>>
>>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>news:027931dnoc6mdqmsa3bsa9vq8jcuuocrik@4ax.com...
>>> That's what my brother told me. ( He's also a mechanic) He claims
>>> it's my fault for trying to move heavy snow with the wipers. For every
>>> car that I have owned, I have broken either the wiper motor or the
>>> drive. Guess I'm too rough on the wipers and going to have to be more
>>> aware of wiper fraility.
>>> M
>>>

>>
>>You'll find that a good quality scraper and letting the defrost do it's job does
>>wanders.
>>
>>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:26:47 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:
>>>
>>>>You need a wiper motor.
>>>>"msterspy" <msterspy@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:lk0931lnrv4blvju1791c5rtghvuecdb8l@4ax.com...
>>>>> Hi All: Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. I have a 98
>>>>> Crown Vic and the wipers won't park. In fact when I shut them off the
>>>>> go all the way to the up position. The parking cycle seems to be dead.
>>>>> The wipers work perfect other than the parking problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I removed the cover to reveal the crank and it was stuffed with
>>>>> acorns. (I have a chipmunk problem in my neighborhood) Maybe they
>>>>> chewed the wiring?
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried looking at my service manual and it gives instructions on how
>>>>> to measure resistance and voltage, but I can not find the wiring
>>>>> harness that goes to the wiper motor. Ford had a better idea when
>>>>> they design accesiblity to the wiper motor. Looks like a nightmare and
>>>>> I may have a mechanic do the work. I'm getting too old for this.
>>>>> M
>>>>
>>>

>>


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