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Old 08-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Tony3series View Post
You should be fine if you are using a new motor/linkage combo. It should automatically return to the home position on a new motor. When you install the new motor make sure you test it before you put the wiper arms back on. Turn the wipers on and watch the bolt go through it's motions then shut wipers off to make sure it returns to home position. Then install wiper arms.

Edited to say, if you separated the new motor/linkage from each other then you might have more problems to deal with. If you did I can try and help guide you through it. I took more pics and even a short video while trying to figure this all out and put it back together.
Thanks! Just did the job this morning, I managed to remove/install the linkage/motor in the home position.

Took a little wrangling to get the right positioning - lots of subtle rotations and twisting.

Moral of the story - wipers working like a charm!

Now I need to find something to do with a linkage and motor that parks 10 degrees up.

Thanks again for this thread!
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