Last post on May 11, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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#9 of 16 Re: Toyota Avalon Wipers Won't Park [trmarasco]
Aug 08, 2008 (1:43 am)
All of these problems are being caused by the wiper motor. I had the same problem and just ordered new motor from Toyota of Dallas. The motor control all functions of the windshield wipers. MSRP on the new motor was over $200, Toyota of Dallas $148. Parts4U.com. Installation calls for 30 minutes by a mechanic or $20 in labor for me with a real mechanic from Kentucky, not a dealer!
#10 of 16 Re: Toyota Avalon Wipers Won't Park [wynn711]
Aug 09, 2008 (3:57 pm)
Thanks for the info. I'll go the Parts4U route & attempt installing it myself.
Tim in PA
#11 of 16 Re: Toyota Avalon Wipers Won't Park [wynn711]
Aug 09, 2008 (4:23 pm)
Shouldn't that be covered under warranty? Did the service shop indicated that the motor was bad? Is there any way to test it?
#12 of 16 Re: Toyota Avalon Wipers Won't Park [trmarasco]
Aug 10, 2008 (12:52 am)
The wiper motor sits under the left side of the top portion of the engine compartment. The mechanic showed me, it was about six inces long maybe four inches wide. Not very large but hook through the firewall to the wiper guides. The wipers have to be removed and the top cover of the firewall just below the windshield has to be removed and that opens up the compartment where the motor hooks into the wiper guides. It should not be a very difficult job and as long as it is lined up properly, the motor controls everything else. Probably on one set of wires pug into the motor from the wiper switch inside the car. I watched the machanic look it up on a CD which told him what the problem was and what the fix was for the car and the estimated time to repair. Mine has already been shipped from Dallas and will be here tomorrow with installation scheduled for Wednesday,. Good luck on your own, I am a half machanic but want to make sure everything is lined up properly and do not mind to pay $20 to have the installation performed by someone else in case something happens later down the road.
Aug 14, 2008 (4:27 pm)
Nimimi - long past extended warranty. This one's on me.
Wynn - you are lucky to have a mechanic that will do anything for less than the one-hour labor fee. Since I am 0.52 mechanic I'll give it a go on my own. The alternator on the Rodeo is next.
#14 of 16 Re: Toyota Avalon Wipers Won't Park [bretty]
Feb 15, 2010 (2:43 pm)
Pushing the wipers down until they "clumped" worked perfectly for me on my 2000 Avalon XLS. Mine happened on a snowy day and ice blocked the wipers from closing all the way down below the hood line. I picked out the ice and then pushed both arms down at the same time while grabbing them about 4 inches up from the base of the arm (don't grab the "blade" part). Like mentioned above, you have to use some force - thanks for the advice!
#15 of 16 wipers not working
May 24, 2010 (6:20 pm)
i also noticed that my windshield wiper motor is not working. i already tried to reset the control. im looking also for tsb for this part. please help.
#16 of 16 Re: wipers not working [robbie123]
May 11, 2011 (4:54 am)
This guy had a similar problem on his Toyota Sienna and detailed his repair here. He found the control module on the motor itself.