Rear wiper blade stalls

Asked by Jan 01, 2015 at 04:45 PM about the 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My rear wiper blade turns on and starts to move but then stops and makes this stuttering
noises like it tries to work and is getting caught on something.

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74,035

Sounds like the motor is bad. There's a gear inside the motor assembly and it's probably worn out. Also remove the wiper arm and inspect the hole. If it's been slipping the ridges will be worn down. Same with the motor shaft that the arm fits onto. HTH. -Jim

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I agree with Js , I would also take the arm off the spindle and look inside it at the ridges that are in there they may be worn down and you may just have to buy a new one good luck

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