I have an '02 Elantra that my son takes to college. Just before he left
today (college is 262 miles away) he reported his passenger-side wiper is
not working (driver's works fine).
Indeed, I was able to move it freely back and forth - something I should not
be able to do (and something the driver's does not do).
He was in a hurry to leave, but will be back home in a few days (Fall
break). The assembly does not look that easy to access, and have no idea
what I will find.
Tom, if the drivers side works correctly and the passengers side moves
freely, it sounds like the linkage is broken tying both wipers to the
motor assembly. As far as a fix, I would take it to the dealership as I
do not believe this is something you want to attempt to repair on your
Brian, do you have this year and model car?
Tom, then by all means...go for it! I agree that on some vehicles it may
be easy to access but you cannot generalize with the way cars are being
Take it apart, if you can, and worst case you take it to the dealer to
finish what you were unable to complete.
Thanx for your posts, guys.
I did sign up for an HMA service account. The schematics are of a TERRIBLE
quality. I would do better just guessing. And I cannot find any
But I'm off on Friday. Hopefully the weather will allow me to check it
BTW, if you are the kind that tries to fix things first, then brings the
pieces to the mechanic, I'll bet you the mechanic just loves you. In fact,
there is probably a special (much higher) hourly rate for your kindness.
The wipers on my 95 Elantra quit IT was a linkage problem the actuall
repair time was probably 1/2 hour. The linkage uses plastic bushings THEY
break & the linkage falls off You have to buy the complete arm not just
So instead of spending $3 like i used to do on my Dodge van you have to
spend around $80. Coulod also be a loose bolt as sugested but you won't
know until you take it apart
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