Wipers Quit Working

#1
I was driving down the highway and it started to rain and I turned my wipers on and about 5 minutes latter they stopped but not in park but to the left side and all of a sudden I started smelling something burning so I pulled off the highway and shut everything off and started checking it over and could not find or see anything wrong. I checked the wiper fuse and it was good. The wiper motor has about 5 wires going to it and on of them is hot weather the wipers are turned on or not but I do not get any voltage out of any of the other ones when I turn them on, makes no sense to me. It is a 2010 Gulf Stream class A Ford chassis
Any thoughts?
Thanks, Barney
 
#3
Triple E;74519 said:
Are you checking from each one of those wires to a known ground with the wipers turned on?
Yes I am. I did some checking on the web today and I wonder if it burnt up the windshield wiper switch? I think the one wire that has power all the time is the park wire because they did return to park.
A 30 amp fuse is kind of big for I would think.
 

H2H1

Senior Member
#4
a 30amp fuse for a wiper motor, wow I also think that is over fused. I would think someone before you had a problem and did that. I would hope that the manufactory did not do that.
 
G

Guest

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#5
do u have the multifuntion switch on u'r mh like most fords do ,, where it is the wiper ,, the high beams the turn signals?? if so ,, i would bet ,, that multifunctions switch is bad ,, i have seen it alot ,, but not saying that is what it is ,, on most ford mh's i would ck the brass ground tab on the wiper motor ,, and make sure it is clean ,, not just the brass ,,, but also the metal it attaches to
 
#6
Yes, all grounds good. I am the first owner. The Ford manual calls for a 30amp fuse. I still can not get over the burnt smell when it first happened. Something has to be burnt somewhere. I guess I should start taking the colum apart to find the swith.
All in one lever, wipers, turn signals, high/low beams on the left side of the colum.
I have no voltage going to the motor so it has to be before the motor:(
Thanks for all the replys!!
 

Triple E

Senior Member
#7
Are the wipers mounted above the window or below the window? Are you able to jump, by pass the switch, a hot lead directly to the motor to see if it will work? Also is this a Ford chassis? With the burning smell it might mean you will have to replace the motor and/or the control module.

Please let us know what you find.
 
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