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  • avatar 0patience 02/01/08 2:08 am PST

    Mr Shiftright has you on the right track, this is a known problem.

    Bulletin No.: 05-08-43-003A
    Date: March 10, 2005
    TECHNICAL
    Subject:
    Windshield Wipers Park in Up Position (Replace Windshield Wiper Motor Bracket)
    Models:
    2005 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
    Condition
    Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers park in the out wipe (vertical) position.
    Cause
    This condition may be caused by a bent park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.
    Correction
    To correct this condition, replace the wiper motor bracket. It will be necessary to transfer the following parts listed below to the new bracket.
    ^ Wiper transmission
    ^ Wiper motor crank arm
    ^ Wiper motor
    1. Remove the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
    2. Remove the windshield wiper transmission from the windshield wiper motor bracket.
    3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the windshield wiper motor.
    4. Remove the windshield wiper motor from the bracket.
    5. Install the windshield wiper motor to the new bracket.
    6. Install the wiper motor crank arm to the windshield wiper motor.
    7. Install the windshield wiper transmission to the windshield wiper motor bracket.
    8. Install the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
    Part number 12368639 Bracket

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  • MrShift@Edmunds 01/31/08 10:14 am PST

    sounds like the arms are out of sequence. Maybe you stripped a gear in the wiper transmission or the little drivers that the outside wiper arms attached to. You might pull them off the rotors (what ARE they called---spindles?) and see if there is damage to the grooves under there. I'm not sure about the internal mechanism but you could pop the cowl off and take a look. Maybe an arm is bent under there?

  • 0patience 02/01/08 2:08 am PST

    Mr Shiftright has you on the right track, this is a known problem.

    Bulletin No.: 05-08-43-003A
    Date: March 10, 2005
    TECHNICAL
    Subject:
    Windshield Wipers Park in Up Position (Replace Windshield Wiper Motor Bracket)
    Models:
    2005 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
    Condition
    Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers park in the out wipe (vertical) position.
    Cause
    This condition may be caused by a bent park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.
    Correction
    To correct this condition, replace the wiper motor bracket. It will be necessary to transfer the following parts listed below to the new bracket.
    ^ Wiper transmission
    ^ Wiper motor crank arm
    ^ Wiper motor
    1. Remove the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
    2. Remove the windshield wiper transmission from the windshield wiper motor bracket.
    3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the windshield wiper motor.
    4. Remove the windshield wiper motor from the bracket.
    5. Install the windshield wiper motor to the new bracket.
    6. Install the wiper motor crank arm to the windshield wiper motor.
    7. Install the windshield wiper transmission to the windshield wiper motor bracket.
    8. Install the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
    Part number 12368639 Bracket

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