Wiper motor rebuild

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#1 Wiper motor rebuild

Post by Tricky1.5 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 am

Hi guys,
I have just rebuilt my wiper motor. It’s all back together but I packed the gears with standar bearing grease. I’m now thinking that perhaps I should have used a grease designed for plastic gears.
Any suggestions or recommendations please?
1968 series 1.5 FHC

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#2 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by abowie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:28 pm

I just use normal grease.

It's not like you're going to actually USE the wipers. :lol:
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#3 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by Tricky1.5 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 am

That is so true Andrew :lol: I just don’t want to damagethe gears.
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#4 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by ManniB » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:10 pm

For plastic gears I would use silicon grease.

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#5 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by Julian.P » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:41 pm

I used bearing grease when restoring my DL3A wiper motor, are you converting LH to RH ?
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#6 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by Tricky1.5 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:57 pm

I will have a look at the silicon grease,thanks.
I am converting the car from left to right.....any tricks withe the wiper motor I should know about?
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#7 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by tim wood » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:20 am

If its a DL3A motor the the conversion to RHD is easy. Just rotate the paxolin disk with the park control by 180 degrees. And check adjustment. Takes minutes only.


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#8 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by Tricky1.5 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Thanks Tim. At least there will be one easy job to look forward to :lol:
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#9 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by johnetype » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:10 am

I would be wary of using silicon grease in this application as it tends to be quite "heavy". You need a light grease and not too much of it for this application as the motor is not exactly powerful. On a cold wet day you need all the power to move the wipers, not sapped by heavy grease in the gearbox.
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#10 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by phil.dobson@mac.com » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:19 pm

When you say ‘rebuilt’ what did it include? Having been caught out in torrential rain on a trip across France a couple of years ago i was pleased that the wipers did manage to stay working for over an hour of continuous use! The rebuild did included the windings armature bearings etc. Even with all that the performance of the wipers clearing the screen is another issue/experience.

Its a job you should only want to do once.

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#11 Re: Wiper motor rebuild

Post by Tricky1.5 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:42 am

Phil I was lucky enough to find a NOS wiper motor. Although it had never been used I I rebuilt it as the grease had set hard and I did an overhaul inspection and test. As good as new😊
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