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Old 11-21-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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Wiper Motor Toast

Well... it seems that my wiper motor is toast. I have been fighting with my wipers since I bought the car. I thought that the previous owner might have used Rain-X since the blades would chatter and skip. It became so bad that I have blown the wiper fuse 3-4 times. I even scrubbed (and scratched) the windshield to try solving the problem.

Anyway, after blowing the fuse yet again, I decided to check out the motor and linkages. I noticed that the motor was super hot and was blowing fuses even after I disconnected the linkage. I opened the motor and the stench of cooked insulation wafted out.

My questions to all who are most knowledgable:

Do Boxster wiper motors have known problems? Is this uncommon?
Could Rain-X, etc. have stressed the motor over time?
Is it necessary to periodically lube the linkages?
Any other tid-bits I should know?

Thanks!

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2001 Boxster S

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Old 11-21-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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K80Kid, I don't think the Rain-X had anything to do with it. If the Rain-X is properly applied, you don't need to even use the wipers. I went to college with the grandson of the Rain-X inventor!

If you want to really clean-up your windshield, use a clay bar.

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