1977 thunderbird hidden wipers do not return to home position when off?

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Asked by Dec 02, 2013 at 02:52 AM about the 1977 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It's usually a switch within the wiper motor that fails.

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I believe there is a tertiary winding (3rd winding) in the motor that gets excited electrically when you turn the switch off, and "Parks" the wipers to their home position.

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So check and replace motor? Thanx everyone!

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You got it. Not hard, but finding a good rebuilder can be a challenge. When I did mine, the shop had to mix and match between my core and 2 rebuilt units to get one that worked.

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