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post #1 of 11 Old 03-17-2014, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield wiper probs

My wipers turn on when I turn the steering wheel and depress the brake pedal. Any idea what the problem is? I'm gonna get under the dash when I get home, just thought I would throw it out there.


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Well I looked under the dash for anything that looked out of place, and found nothing. I was thinking it was a wire that may have been between the brake pedal mechanism and the steering column or something. I didn't find anything that appeared out of place. Any ideas where to look next?


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if it weren't for the brake part I would be thinking clockspring but the brake input
might invalidate that idea

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Let me add this, I don't know if it matters or not. Three weeks ago I bled the brakes and bled the power steering. It seems to have started around the same time.


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Check for loose connectors under the hood or connectors that might have gotten some fluid in them.

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Check for loose connectors under the hood or connectors that might have gotten some fluid in them.

I will, tx!


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Windshield wiper probs

Well, it's getting worse. I was in line at school picking up the kiddos and the wipers just started going and would not stop. I had to pull the fuse to stop them. I looked at the wires under the good and nothing was loose or seemed to have any brake/trans fluid on them. I did put some rags under PS and brake master when I was bleeding them. When it started I did have the wheel turned and my foot was on the brakes. I install the fuse again and it went back to brakes and wheel turns again. I'll just keep looking I reckon. Thanks again!


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Well, no change. Does anyone know where the wiper relay is located? Only thing I could find about where it might be is behind the AC controls. I haven't taken the dash apart yet to look. Maybe one day


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I took the dash out and I only see two relays in a box behind the AC control, kinda to the left behind the hidey hole. Neither one match the relay that NAPA sold me. Both are much larger. Any ideas? Its humid and hot outside, Im sick, this is sucking!

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