Windshield wipers

Billy Norton

Asked by Apr 12, 2016 at 10:29 AM about the 1997 Dodge Caravan 3 Dr STD Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Wipers only work sometimes. They work for
a minute they shut and will not come back

3 Answers


Sounds like you need new motors or maybe a fuse is messed up. I would recommend replacing both at this point to prevent further issues.. Around $600 just in case!


First check the multi function switch. The windshield wiper/turn signal switch,on the steering column this is a common problem. When they shut off do they park? meaning do they return down to there proper off position. Next move on to the wiper motor relay these sometimes wear and go bad its located in the power box under the hood, the final suspect is the wiper motor its self.

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Billy Norton

Hey Mark thanks for your response. Is there a way to test the multi function switch

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