Windshield wiper motor

 

1963 Cadillac Series 62. I have a couple of problems:  It is raining in Southern California – a rare problem, but it happens. On the wipers, they stop randomly in the cycle and just sit there for a while, then start up again and stop. At first I can get 2 or 3 complete wipes, then as time goes on, less and less.  I am starting to think – bad ground -  where does the ground connect?  Is this powered all the time and the switch completes the ground? What cha think??

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The switch is grounded and that is what operates the motor. There are 2 mount pins that ground the switch to the dash frame. Use a jumper wire with alligator clips to find out what component is suffering from a bad ground.

The motor has constant power.  The motor is grounded as well, so check that also. The shop manual shows the motor ground strap.

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