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windshield wiper problem


hope0996
08-23-2003, 08:15 AM
I have a 95 gmc jimmy. The wiper switch is on the turn signal. Sometimes the wipers work and sometimes they dont. Of course when it is raining they decide not to work. ha ha Dont know what to check? thanks

stifflej
09-02-2003, 08:44 AM
I have a 97 Jimmy and having the same problem, sometimes wipers work, sometimes they don't. My sister has the same problem on a '97 Blazer, checked the fuses, they are OK, was going to replace wiper motor, would this be a good next step? Any help would be appriciated

crown2k1
09-03-2003, 08:46 AM
I have also had this trouble on my 97 Jimmy. I had recieved a safety recall on it, although this was not a true recall, it was replaced for free at the dealership. The problem is the curcuit board failing. So the only way to correct this problem is by replacing the wiper motor. Hope this helps.

lrtnp
09-05-2003, 08:56 AM
I also had the same problem with my wipers on a 97.I did not have to replace the whole wiper motor.The circuit board is sold separately for about 40.00 dollars. part#12463090.
Hope this helps

dahoss
10-01-2003, 03:01 PM
Just to let you know if you haven't heard already there is a factory recall on the wiper motors. Take your vehicle to the local dealership and they should take care of it for no charge.

mrlucio79
10-27-2003, 12:23 AM
I also have the same problem. When was the recall officially announced? Must have been recent because I remember I was sent a recall letter a year ago for the seatbelts.

BOOZER
10-27-2003, 06:33 PM
Document ID# 1337088
1997 GMC Truck Jimmy - 4WD

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Special Policy Adjusmtent-Windshield Wiper Motor Failures #02054A - (05/28/2003)
02054A - Special Policy Adjustment - Windshield Wiper Motor Failures
1996-1997 Chevrolet Blazer, S10

1995-1997 Chevrolet Astro, C/K Crew Cab

1994-1997 C/K Pickup, Tahoe, Suburban

1996-1997 GMC Jimmy, Sonoma

1995-1997 GMC Safari, Sierra Crew Cab

1994-1997 GMC Sierra Pickup, Yukon, Suburban

1996-1997 Oldsmobile Bravada

(Excluding Vehicles Involved in Recall 98043)

This recall bulletin is being revised to add 1996 Blazer, S10, Jimmy, Sonoma and Bravada models. Please discard Special Policy 02054, dated February, 2003.

Condition
Some customers of 1996-1997 Chevrolet Blazer, S10 Pickup; 1995-1997 Chevrolet Astro, C/K Crew Cab; 1994-1997 C/K Pickup, Tahoe, Suburban; 1996-1997 GMC Jimmy, Sonoma; 1995-1997 GMC Safari, Sierra Crew Cab; 1994-1997 GMC Sierra Pickup, Yukon, Suburban; and 1996-1997 Oldsmobile Bravada vehicles not involved in recall 98043 may experience a windshield wiper failure due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board.

Special Policy Adjustment
This special policy covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (112,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership, or for those vehicles currently outside of this coverage, until February 29, 2004. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after February 21, 2003, are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to February 21, 2003 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Vehicles Involved
Involved are certain 1996-1997 Chevrolet Blazer, S10 Pickup; 1995-1997 Chevrolet Astro, C/K Crew Cab; 1994-1997 C/K Pickup, Tahoe, Suburban; 1996-1997 GMC Jimmy, Sonoma; 1995-1997 GMC Safari, Sierra Crew Cab; 1994-1997 GMC Sierra Pickup, Yukon, Suburban; and 1996-1997 Oldsmobile Bravada vehicles not involved in recall 98043 and built within the following VIN breakpoints:

Year
Division
Model
From
Through

1994
Chevrolet
C/K Pickup
R1284814
R1328725

RE277892
RE314501

RJ115475
RJ116742

RZ247710
RZ288043

1994
Chevrolet
Tahoe
RJ424586
RJ447426

1994
Chevrolet
Suburban

(No Canadian)
RJ426865
RJ447579

1995-1997
Chevrolet
C/K Crew Cab
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
Chevrolet
C/K Pickup
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
Chevrolet
Tahoe
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
Chevrolet
Suburban
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
Chevrolet
Astro
SOP
EOP

1996-1997
Chevrolet
Blazer
SOP
EOP

1996-1997
Chevrolet
S10
SOP
EOP

1994
GMC
Sierra

(No IPC)
R1574356
R1593911

RE557129
RE566610

RJ524199
RJ768702

RZ558485
RZ572009

1994
GMC
Yukon

(No U.S., IPC)
RJ763539
RJ771067

1994
GMC
Suburban

(No Canadian, IPC)
RJ763647
RJ772059

1995-1997
GMC
Sierra Crew Cab
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
GMC
Sierra
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
GMC
Yukon
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
GMC
Suburban
SOP
EOP

1995-1997
GMC
Safari
SOP
EOP

1996-1997
GMC
Jimmy
SOP
EOP

1996-1997
GMC
Sonoma
SOP
EOP

1996-1997
Oldsmobile
Bravada

(No Canadian, IPC)
SOP
EOP


Parts Information
Parts required to complete this special policy are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO).

Part Number
Description
Qty/ Vehicle

12463090
Module, WSW Pulse Cont
1

12345739
Goodwrench RTV Silicone Sealant
1

(tube will service 50 vehicles)


Customer Notification
Customers will be notified of the special policy on their vehicles by General Motors (see copy of typical customer letter included with this bulletin -- actual divisional letter may vary slightly).

lcwilson13
11-04-2003, 05:51 PM
I am having a similar problem with my windshield wipers, but since my Jimmy is a 1998, GMC is not recognizing it in the special policy. So now I have to pay close to $200 for the repair.

hatparty
12-07-2003, 12:01 PM
After years of erratic wiper function, it finally croaked in a rain storm. Dealer said it was recalled and bring it in, I did. Dealer then backed off saying the VIN was two months too early to be fixed ... although the module is the SAME EXACT DEFECTIVE PART. GMC Customer Service said, "Sorry, it IS the same exact defect but it is outside the date." Regional Manager said the SAME THING, "Same part but not recalled, don't know why."
I wrote a letter the Mr. Wagoner, Jr. the GM CEO but I have not received and do not expect a reply.
I have purchased two new 2003 cars this year ... yes, Japanese cars made in USA of USA components by AMERICANS ... and I have a dozen milestone/classic cars in my collection ... NEVER AGAIN will I buy a GM product.
Thanks for your ear.

JeffL.
12-09-2003, 11:19 PM
I had the same problem as you guys. My wife owns a 97 and I own a 98. Hers was listed on the recall and mine wasn't. When I took hers to the dealer, he said that only the 97 was recalled even though they both share the same circuit board. He showed me what causes the failure. The connector uses solder to connect to the board. Over time it vibrates and breaks the connection. The new board has a strain relief near the connection to prevent this.

However, I fixed mine with just a little bit of solder. To fix it, remove the circuit board from the motor housing and find where the connector mounts to the board. Using a soldering iron and some quality solder, re-solder this connection except add a little more than the original connection had. That should do it. mine has been working fine now for over a year.

Good luck,
Jeff

ecurb_1160
12-14-2003, 08:33 AM
Thanks to Boozer I called gmc and yes even though my jimmy has more miles then the recall and even though I'm the fourth owner they were very happy to fix the wipers for me at no cost ty very much boozer

pound94
02-14-2004, 09:38 AM
I also had problems with the wipers on my 89 C2500 Silverado. The wipers would work on low and delay only intermittently. Being outside the recall dates, I opened it up and found a broken trace on the circuit board. See my web page for a description of the 2 minute fix.

http://pound94.sytes.net/C2500/wipers/wipers.html

Keninontario
04-26-2004, 04:02 PM
I had the same problem as you guys. My wife owns a 97 and I own a 98. Hers was listed on the recall and mine wasn't. When I took hers to the dealer, he said that only the 97 was recalled even though they both share the same circuit board. He showed me what causes the failure. The connector uses solder to connect to the board. Over time it vibrates and breaks the connection. The new board has a strain relief near the connection to prevent this.

However, I fixed mine with just a little bit of solder. To fix it, remove the circuit board from the motor housing and find where the connector mounts to the board. Using a soldering iron and some quality solder, re-solder this connection except add a little more than the original connection had. That should do it. mine has been working fine now for over a year.

Good luck,
Jeff

Thanks a lot Jeff. I was dealing with the same problem on my 1996 Sierra. As I had stored the truck for the winter I missed the March 31, 2004 deadline for dealer replacement of the module. Just before putting down my couple hundred dollars, I checked this forum. It took about 20 minutes to remove the circuit board (three 'Torx' screws and a bit of prying), and re-solder the connections nearest the wire connections. It works like new now!

Ken

1998Jimmy
05-07-2004, 10:01 PM
Ok, where do I find this circuit board? What am I looking to solder?

I have a '98 Jimmy with the same problem.

JeffL.
05-13-2004, 02:17 PM
Remove the cover on the windshield wiper motor and you'll find the board. The wiring harness is attached to the connnector that is soldered to the board. Then follow the instructions from my previous post.

good luck.
Jeff

troynall
05-26-2004, 02:07 PM
thanks, my 97 jimmy has windshield wipers now.
you guys are great.

chevy97
10-15-2007, 05:08 PM
I have a 97 chevy pickup. Wipers and washer pump both quit. I replaced circuit board but still does not work. Does the motor run the wipers and washer fluid pump? Im stuck with a 7 day rain forecast and no wipers and would like to fix this problem myself.

ZL1power69
10-17-2007, 10:16 PM
I have a 97 chevy pickup. Wipers and washer pump both quit. I replaced circuit board but still does not work. Does the motor run the wipers and washer fluid pump? Im stuck with a 7 day rain forecast and no wipers and would like to fix this problem myself.
welcome to af. this thread is now over 4 years old. please refrain from bringing back old threads. feel free to start a new one in the problem diagnosis section.

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