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  1. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    just packed up my 1991 kontiki swift for a 350 mile journey(maiden journey) to Loch Lomond for hogmany, only to find as we were about to set off that the wipers would not work.....apparently they are siezed due to the 'linkage being too tight', therefore the motor has burnt out and need a replacement.....

    the next problem is finding a motor replacement..........

    fiat cant find the part as they dont recognise the chassis number

    next is that fiat dont make them anymore!!!

    so can anyone help as to source a motor

    next is having to go up there in my 4x4....great!

    oh forgot to say ...have a happy new year everyone

    shirl
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    in desperation you could get the original motor re-wound.

    wont be cheap and you wont get it done this year but it is an option.

    any half decent auto electrical shop will know of somewhere that can do it.

    but something smells fishy here......why didnt the fuse blow ?
     
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  3. G4GMO

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    Sorry to hear of your predicament. As pappajohn says odd a fuse hasn't blown, suggest you check all your fuses and grease the mechanism and try and free it if you find a blown fuse. Good luck and happy new year.
     
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    You could try this forum http://www.fiatforum.com/ or try one of the scrap yards or parts locators online. the vans are quite common and I wouldnt think they would have changed the design of the wiper motor very often. It does seem odd that it didnt blow a fuse though.

    good luck, John
     
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    wipers

    hi,are you going on you own ? if not disconnect from the wiper motor ,tie two pieces of strig to the ends of the wiper blades feed them into the cab,hey prestow,pull one for left and one for right,works every time,and besides that it might not rain.came back from holiday once like this rained all 250 miles dragon was not happy pulling the strings.muz
     
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    The same wiper motors are used in practically all Fiats but also in Citroën and Peugeot.
     
  7. con-tiki

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    thanks guys for your helpful suggestions.......I decided that the string thingy was not a good idea..lol, so went up in my hilux 4x4....it was a bit of a squeeze in my sister's hiace camper, but we are a very ''close'' family ...lol...(2 up 2 down) Loch Lomond was very cold and on returning to Leeds via Edinburgh we were caught up in the blizzards, but made it home safely
     
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    managed to get a wiper motor and linkage on ebay....£100....
     
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    sorry to hear about your wiper problem.
    we just gone back to work at the scrapyard every things covered in snow but on a walk around the yard today i found we have a N registered fiat ducato minibus complete with wiper motor and linkage.
    just too late i suppose.

    andy
     
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    awwww....drat and double drat....the little beggar on ebay said it was very difficult to get these parts, so I guess i panicked and bought his......thanks anyway Andy
     

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