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:confused: Anyone have any experience or advice in the area of windshield wiper motor problems? I've only had my GS for about 2 weeks and earlier today, they just stopped working. I could hear the motor going in all of the various wiper modes, but no response from the blades. When I removed the screws from the plastic shroud covering the motor and wiper assembly, I heard something drop inside that area and it turned out to be some sort of small, black plastic clip of some sort, w/ a screw hole, but no screw. Probably somewhere in that dark abyss. Anyway, by fiddling around in there, specifically by trying to work any play in the wiper assembly (the aluminum horizontal arms which move the blades), I got the whole thing to start working...and in every mode as it's supposed to!! Fantastic you say??!!!??...except that now when the blades stop, they come to rest in a rather upright manner, maybe off 10 degrees from straight up and down. I assume no Viagra was introduced in the washer solution bottle, but one never knows, do one?? At any rate, does anyone have any idea as to how to reverse this situation, so that the arms rest in the horizontal, rather than a vertical position against the windshield?? I'm also assuming that the plastic clip/retaining device may have something to do with this, but it's hard to visualize how, frankly. I have a call into Pete from Maser of Minn, where I purchased the car from, but thought I'd give my fellow Maser owners a shot at this one as well.
Thanks in advance to anyone attempting to assist in my dilemma. I told Pete earlier, I'd really hate to have to part with the car for anymore than I absolutely have to, particularly just to deal w/ windshield wipers...although if I have to...of course I will!
 

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Got 'em working...for now!

Well, somehow or other, I got them working and returning to horizontal as they're supposed to do. I think it's a rotational/cycle kind of thing, so I just held one of the wipers firmly while it was in "rotation", just long enough so that when I let go, it stopped on the "down" stroke as opposed to the "up" stroke. Not very scientific and I'm still puzzled about the plastic piece I have and the accompanying screw I don't have, so until it breaks down again and as soon as I can justify taking it to the dealer in a timeframe which doesn't require me to take a loaner (they never give you a comparable car anyway), I'll just cross my fingers and see what happens...or doesn't happen!
 
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