Installation of Late Model Windshield Wiper Motor in pre’72 1600/2002

Recently the wiper motor in my ’69 2002 failed. It was not rebuildable due to an open winding and I was not overjoyed at the prospect of spending the better part of $100 to replace it with a new factory unit. A call to Circle Tire Company in Sherborn, Mass. resulted in my buying a used motor from a ’72 2002 with the guarantee that it would work, but would not park. To overcome this I made some wiring changes as indicated below and now my “new” motor works fine.

Author: Ed Riordan

  1. Remove wiper mounting/control bars from car by removing two 7/8″ nuts below windshield.
  2. Redrill mount assembly (3 new holes)
  3. Remountwipermounting/control bars in car.

Wiper motor failures are quite common on pre-’72 four-cylinder cars. This makes the possibility of finding a good used motor almost non-existent. “Good” used nine-year-old parts are hard to find and it’s good to see a conversion using more readily available ’72-’76 parts. Tech. Editor

Author: Tech. Editor

2 Comments

  1. Sam Locust

    The article: Installation of Late Model Windshield Wiper Motor in pre’72 1600/2002 by Author: Ed Riordan appears to not be in its entirety since the article states “…I made some wiring changes as indicated below and now my ‘new’ motor works fine.” yet nothing is indicated below. thanks,
    sam

  2. Sam Locust

    The article: Installation of Late Model Windshield Wiper Motor in pre’72 1600/2002 by Author: Ed Riordan appears to not be in its entirety since the article states “…I made some wiring changes as indicated below and now my ‘new’ motor works fine.” yet nothing is indicated below. thanks,
    sam

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