Fiat 124 Wiper motor

Hi the nylon gear in my 72 124 coupe wiper motor has broken. Does anyone have a suggested fix? Could I fit a more common motor for another type of vehicle?

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I actually "made" the missing teeth with high strength 2 part epoxy. This was just strong enough to get the car to pass the safety inspection which it did. I think there were only about 2 missing teeth iirc. I never drive in the rain so this worked. I eventually bought a used wiper motor assembly.

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Fiats of that vintage seem to have an endless array of different wiper motors. The good news is that by swapping the wiring harness and crank arm from the old one, they are mostly interchangable. Some Yugo GV motors (the ones that LOOK like a fiat motor- apparently they had two different vendors.) will also interchange.
The important thing is to lubricate the wiper spindles so that the new one doesn't eat its gear as well. Fiat used a combination of brass and steel on many of these which will get really tight if allowed to sit unused. This can be a real problem on "fair-weather" Spiders!
If you don't have any luck locating one locally (where are you?), drop me an e-mail. I have got a couple of left-over Spider motors that would probably work.
Al
'78 124 Spider '71 850 Spider '87 Yugo GV '94 BMW 740iL (what was I thinking???)

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