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Offline pegleg

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1960 cadillac wiper
« on: September 03, 2016, 05:12:09 PM »
turn them on and after 3 minutes they start to move. any ideas on the reluctant start.
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Offline 60cdv

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Re: 1960 cadillac wiper
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 12:56:52 AM »
The switch on mine played up in a similar way, if I remember rightly, I removed it and sprayed the insides with switch cleaner (from Jaycar electronics), worked it a few times, and it came good.
Now I have to get it in the right position for them to turn off, but I can live with that.
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Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: 1960 cadillac wiper
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 11:37:14 AM »
I had a similar problem with the wipers in my old '60 CDV, and it turned out to be the self-parking mechanism within the wiper motor itself.

I found that there is supposed to be a short rubber sleeve over a post, and that had broken, and was stopping the thing from turning off, and on, when I wanted it to go and stop, and a bump in the road would sometimes get it going again.

Cleaning the internals, ensuring that the earth was in proper contact, and re-lubrication worked a treat, and life was good.

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