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Old 03-23-2016, 02:07 AM   #1
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Wipers only work on full speed.

So has anyone else had this problem? My windshield wipers have no intermittent or slow speeds. Only full or nothing. They also stop wherever you turn them off, not at the bottom?
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:12 AM   #2
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Most likely the wiper switch (AKA multifunction switch) is bad. They are pretty pricey if you are out of warranty.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:52 PM   #3
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I have a 2011 350 and took it into Ford and they said it needed a new wiper motor. Also on mine if you used washers the only way to turn off was to turn off engine.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:43 PM   #4
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So has anyone else had this problem? My windshield wipers have no intermittent or slow speeds. Only full or nothing. They also stop wherever you turn them off, not at the bottom?
I had a similar problem on an old car. One of the brushes in the wiper motor was not making good contact. I cleaned them all, sanded them some on the sides so they moved freely in the brush holders, and it works fine now. Reassembling it was a pain.

However, the switch could be the problem as mentioned previously.
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I had the same problem on an older car. Had a bad ground, when I added another ground wire to the wiper motor no more problems.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:36 PM   #6
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I had the same problem on an older car. Had a bad ground, when I added another ground wire to the wiper motor no more problems.
Good suggestion of a place to look. My problem was actually the ground brush. I had already thoroughly checked out the case ground, by checking the resistance, voltage drop from the case to the battery, and by cleaning the mounting holes and installing new screws. It would work okay sometimes and not sometimes. I had it apart once before and cleaned the brushes. It worked for a while but it wasn't permanently cured until I sanded the brushes so they moved more freely. It was 45 years old so a good cleaning did it good.
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