Wiper assembly help!

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  1. Mn mopar

    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    Its me again, my 1980 mirada didnt have a wiper motor in it when i acquired it so i went and got one, my question, what connects the wiper motor to the transmission would it be the bushing? Or is there a little arm then the bushings? Or any body have a diagram they could post thanks in advance
     
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    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not have any good pictures (or I would post them).
    These pictures are from my ’82 parts manual – which should be the same part numbers.

    For reference - The J-body washer system:
    82 PM pg 23-792a J washer.JPG

    The J-body Wiper system
    82 PM pg 23-793a J wiper.JPG
    82 PM pg 23-793b J wiper.JPG
    82 PM pg 23-793c J wiper.JPG

    82 PM pg 23-793d J wiper.JPG

    82 PM pg 23-794c J wiper.JPG

    82 PM pg 23-794d J wiper.JPG

    For reference – the '82 M-body Wiper system
    82 PM pg 23-767a M wiper.JPG
    82 PM pg 23-767b M wiper.JPG

    82 PM pg 23-767c M wiper.JPG

    There are Four different wipe motors used on FMJ cars (maybe five . . . ). Do you have a picture of your replacement wiper motor?
    BudW
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    I do ill take a pic and post it when i get home
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    Before installing that wiper motor – I would highly recommend adding a good layer of paint to it first (on both sides).
    I “believe” the gray is only primer, and if so, it will start to rust (and look crappy) in a short time.

    If I’m wrong and that is gray paint, then disregard my statement (above).

    The area not to paint would be the three rubber grommets/silver inserts (or at least the silver insert with copper ground strap attached to it), the electrical connector area and the area (threads & shaft) where the wiper transmission attaches to it (on back side).

    Pull the silver insert(s) out and the rubber bushing(s) will come out easily. Reverse to re-install.
    BudW
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    Im still looking for that little connecting arm thinking im just going to have to make it but good to know
     
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    Are you doing a resto or do you want functioning wipers? Mine.broke on my Mirada, so I improvised. I got a trans assembly from a 5th Avenue. Be sure to get the arm from the motor. Then you will have to measure the center distance between the motor arm and the farthest bushing. Take the arm from the 5th, cut out the difference, and Might weld it back together. Add a half inch to measurement to make sure your wipers will park. That's how I fixed mine. Replacement bushings available at any cheap parts store. Look for Help brand.