Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Rear Wiper Motor Replacement


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 skeeter

skeeter

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Longmont

Posted 05 October 2003 - 02:58 PM

I'm new to USMB and have searched the archives with no success. Has anyone out there replaced a rear wiper motor. I took the covers of this morning but didn't see an obvious method for getting everything apart without taking EVERYTHING apart. Any suggestions?
Chuck
94 Legacy 100K

#2 99obw

99obw

    this space for rent

  • Members
  • 1,595 posts
  • Ithaca area

Posted 05 October 2003 - 07:12 PM

I replaced the one on our 99 outback. I don't know how similar it is. All I can do is explain it for the 99 outback.

The nut that holds the wiper arm on the shaft was easy to remove, but getting the arm off required a battery terminal puller because of corrosion.

The nut that holds the actual housing of the wiper motor from the outside(goes over the shaft) was severely corroded. Maybe I wouldn't have broken it if I had soaked it in penetrating oil for several days first.

Disconnect the electrical connector.

There are 3 bolts that hold a mounting plate to the rear hatch from the inside. Remove these bolts and take the motor off with the plate, then remove the motor from the plate by removing several screws.

If your car has been exposed to much salt I would try and soak the nuts on the outside quite a bit (several days) with penetrating oil first.

I bought a used motor on ebay or a junkyard should have one.

#3 radiomacher

radiomacher

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
  • South Dakota

Posted 06 October 2003 - 02:54 PM

I'd have to echo that reply. It's fairly straightforward, but do expect corrosion removing the wiper arm from the splined shaft of the motor. Be careful to pull the wiper arm straight off, rather than twisting or pulling too hard on one side.

Then take the motor out from inside (from there, it's just a couple of mounting bolts you have to remove). You might want to make sure you're getting voltage to the motor before you replace it.

Good luck.

#4 skeeter

skeeter

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Longmont

Posted 07 October 2003 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for your help. Fortunately there was no corrosion and everything came apart easily and as described.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users