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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield wipers not working

I have a 2011 Equinox LT. On Sunday the wipers stopped working, but I can still hear the motor for the wipers going. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 01:50 PM
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Sounds like something's stripped. I had *one* wiper quit on my 2002 Impala a couple of years ago (after almost 200,000 miles). Turned out I just needed to tighten the nut at the pivot point. First time in my life I had a wiper problem, other than just replacing the blades.

But if *both* wipers are not moving, it's either the motor or something common in the linkage to the motor that's loose, stripped, or broken. You should be able to tell by just looking at it while it's running.

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I was messing with them when I got home and they don't stop when I manually pulled on them. I pulled the driver's side all of the way off of the car.
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There is a YouTube video of a equinox Of this very problem I would search it maybe someone on here to put up the link itís not a very hard fix Iím not sure how expensive it would be but itís a whole Part that connects it to the motor itself
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The wiper transmission/gearbox is broken.

There was a recall on them for Canada. Not sure about the US.

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I have a 2011 Equinox LT. On Sunday the wipers stopped working, but I can still hear the motor for the wipers going. Thoughts?
When this happen to mine about a month ago, the link between the motor and transmission had fallen off the motor. The fix was to replace the motor side bushing. Dorman/Help! p/n 49449 will work even though it is not listed as fitting.

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When this happen to mine about a month ago, the link between the motor and transmission had fallen off the motor. The fix was to replace the motor side bushing. Dorman/Help! p/n 49449 will work even though it is not listed as fitting.


Those bushings are a nightmare to deal with. You might be better off getting a universal kit that has multiple bushings and see if you can squeeze that turd on there. I have an HHR at my work I that I had to replace those bushings. Not a fun job to do.
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I have a 2011 Equinox LT. On Sunday the wipers stopped working, but I can still hear the motor for the wipers going. Thoughts?

There was a recall for 2011 Equinox for corroded wiper motors. This applied to Canadian produced. Might check the factory/country of mfg for your vehicle and go from there. Mine was replaced just two weeks ago.

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Those bushings are a nightmare to deal with. You might be better off getting a universal kit that has multiple bushings and see if you can squeeze that turd on there. I have an HHR at my work I that I had to replace those bushings. Not a fun job to do.
A couple sockets and a press or vice installs them in a few seconds. I used a vice as it would have taken longer to walk to my (overkill) shop press than it did to use the vise.
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A couple sockets and a press or vice installs them in a few seconds. I used a vice as it would have taken longer to walk to my (overkill) shop press than it did to use the vise.

Yup, I have a large "C" clamp that works great.
The same one that everyone uses to push the piston back in the caliper when doing brakes.

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