Wiper motor woes!

(Jason Miller 1993 XJS 4.0 convertible, 1997 XK8 coupe ) #1

So one of the things that doesn’t work on my xjs are the wipers, I figure because of the drain tubes having been clogged and the motor sitting in water for who knows how long. I finally got to dig into it and pulled the assembly out. I opened up the motor and yep. I think that is my problem. I tried cleaning it up, but it still doesn’t work. Luckily someone one ebay had a complete assembly including wiper arms and caps and sprayers for $125 shipped! Needless to say I snagged it. Hopefully that’ll do it!

(Kirbert - author of the Book, former owner of an '83 XJ-S H.E.) #2

I think that motor is probably fixable. You might wanna hold onto it, or pass it along to someone who needs one.

(Jason Miller 1993 XJS 4.0 convertible, 1997 XK8 coupe ) #3

I agree. I tried cleaning it out, but it didn’t work. Im going to keep the whole assembly just in case. My dad said i should just put the whole motor in a vat of vinegar. I may do that too