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crappy wiper motor??

Why does my windsheild wiper motor on my 1980 camaro z28 absolutely suck balls!!?? This thing has got to be the biggest peice of **** ever made!! On full speed the wipers move slower than the slowest speed on any other car i've ever been in. It takes them probably 15-20 seconds to go through one complete cycle!! THAT AIN'T GONNA HELP ME IN THE RAIN, infact it makes the vision worst!! My question is were all wiper motors for this year of the camaro crap or is mine just shot?? Is there any other newer cars I could steal a motor off of that could possibly work or do I just need a new one for this car (given they don't all take forever to wipe!)

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Man my Yukons wipers just decide to not work sometimes.. I think it wants to kill me.

Your motor must be going bad or maybe it needs grease in its lil tranny.
Good band aid till you get it fixed.... Rain X.
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And make sure the ground strap that is attached to it is PROPERLY grounded.

probably the same wiper motor from 73-81 in that car
Might even get one from a truck or another GM
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[QUOTE=weirdbeard]Man my Yukons wipers just decide to not work sometimes.. I think it wants to kill me.
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There was a TSB out on Yukon and Tahoe wipers that detailed a bad solder joint on the PC board where the plug connection is. I had a Tahoe that the wipers would quit at a most inopportune time. I pulled the cover off the wiper motor and found a cold solder joint and re-soldered it. No more problems with the wipers and it saved me the cost of a new wiper motor.

Vince
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Why does my windsheild wiper motor on my 1980 camaro z28 absolutely suck balls!!?? This thing has got to be the biggest peice of **** ever made!! On full speed the wipers move slower than the slowest speed on any other car i've ever been in. It takes them probably 15-20 seconds to go through one complete cycle!! THAT AIN'T GONNA HELP ME IN THE RAIN, infact it makes the vision worst!! My question is were all wiper motors for this year of the camaro crap or is mine just shot?? Is there any other newer cars I could steal a motor off of that could possibly work or do I just need a new one for this car (given they don't all take forever to wipe!)

Thanks for any help here,
Keith
Keith, you may want to ask the guys on the 2nd gen Camaro forum. It's called "NastyZ28" . They know everything about the 2nd gen Camaros. They have schematics, wiring diagrams and everything you need to successfully restore a 2nd gen Camaro.
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[QUOTE=302 Z28][QUOTE=weirdbeard]Man my Yukons wipers just decide to not work sometimes.. I think it wants to kill me.
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There was a TSB out on Yukon and Tahoe wipers that detailed a bad solder joint on the PC board where the plug connection is. I had a Tahoe that the wipers would quit at a most inopportune time. I pulled the cover off the wiper motor and found a cold solder joint and re-soldered it. No more problems with the wipers and it saved me the cost of a new wiper motor.

Vince
Hey thanks 302! I will look into that.
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Man my Yukons wipers just decide to not work sometimes.. I think it wants to kill me.

Hey thanks 302! I will look into that.
Post back and let us know what you found.

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Why does my windsheild wiper motor on my 1980 camaro z28 absolutely suck balls!!?? This thing has got to be the biggest peice of **** ever made!! On full speed the wipers move slower than the slowest speed on any other car i've ever been in. It takes them probably 15-20 seconds to go through one complete cycle!! THAT AIN'T GONNA HELP ME IN THE RAIN, infact it makes the vision worst!! My question is were all wiper motors for this year of the camaro crap or is mine just shot?? Is there any other newer cars I could steal a motor off of that could possibly work or do I just need a new one for this car (given they don't all take forever to wipe!)
Hey man same problem here, I know you feel...
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Post back and let us know what you found.

Vince
Hey Vince I wanted to let you know that I found and re soldered the FIVE cold solder connections in my wiper unit.. Problem fixed. Thanks man.

Pizzaman,., How did you make out with yours?
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Ended up buying a brand new motor insetad of **********g with mine........ long story short the new one works just fine I think the stock motor had enough and just went bad in the past 29 years of use.
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29 years aint bad. Glad you got yours fixed too.
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