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Wiper Woes

PostPost by: Elseezed » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:29 am

I too have a faulty wiper motor. When Fitted in the +2 found there is no second speed and not parking, low speed is good. Motor is two speed 14w with a 125 deg gear. Tested on bench and first speed ok but no second speed, any ideas? I will dismantle, might just be broken wire.
Replacements are available, but some do not include the gear and arm assembly.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:38 am

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No parking shows that the contacts in the connector block are not shorting out the "slow" 85 Ohm coil.

as for the other problem ,it could be anything...

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:15 pm

Well found the problem. Brush broken off paxalin board. So have a single speed motor. Is it worth to just re-assemble and part ex or buy new brush assembly and possibly park switch?
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PostPost by: Elseezed » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:29 pm

Just checked price of parts ?11 brush part, ?16 switch + p&p and vat. Replacement motors are about ?45 + vat etc.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:35 pm

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PostPost by: gavk » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Glad you've got to the bottom of it Les.

Anyone got any thoughts about the replacement bearings I mentioned a few posts back?

I've been googling but come up with nothing.

www.s-v-c.co.uk seems like a good bet for either a full motor replacement or just a gear wheel and shaft but I see little point in replacing the shaft if the existing bearing it contacts is damaged.....
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:52 pm

I think the bearing is a phosphor-bronze bush,if you measure the size then Fleabay/Amazon/Google it...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:55 pm

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P.S. I'll look in my box of bits and see if I have a brush assembly...

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PostPost by: gavk » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:08 pm

Cheers John

Ill have a look thanks
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:57 am

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Just had a look in Gavs link and this.... ?11:00 including VAT

http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/wiper-mo ... h-and-pad/

seems the best route rather than messing about ?

But I'll still look for the brush/holder if you want me to...

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:19 am

Thanks John and Gav. So hold rooting in old tins for now. Will test the switch, see if it works. sVC do sell all the parts I need. I just need to check with a local auto electric firm called Osborne in Royton.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:33 am

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Their brush holders/board look cheap and nasty,not as good as the Lucas kit...

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:22 pm

Bought brush Assy and switch from G. E. Middleton, City Road, Manchester for ?21.
Switch fits by clipping onto wiper body. Not in my case, looks like I have to drill and file body to attach clip.
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Middle tons sell a new motor for ?27.50 + vat
I asked about bearings, they said they can not get them nowadays.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:31 pm

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I may have a good casting with the proper cut-outs if you want it ?

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:59 am

That's great John, I will ring you after 9am to discuss. It saves me drilling and filing.
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