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Old 11-22-2007
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Does this sound like a bad wiper switch

The wipers work great on the constant low and high speed settings... but the interval will only allow it to move a few inches and then stop....

I'm pretty sure it's the wiper/turn signal switch, just curious if anyone else has had an similar experience like this.


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do any of the interval positions allow the wipers to work right? It could be a bad (whatever its called) that that controls the intervals...or maybe a bad ground...just throwing out ideas.
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I have the same problem..And after leaving them on for awhile..At a slow enough speed, they just stop working. Mine hardly finish the "cleaning" when I use washer fluid either..They just decide to stop. I think it's just a bad wiper motor.
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do any of the interval positions allow the wipers to work right? It could be a bad (whatever its called) that that controls the intervals...or maybe a bad ground...just throwing out ideas.
Thats what I'm thinking... I cant find my Ford service manual to look at the system a little closer...
When I select any of the interval positions, the wipers just move about 2-3 inches and stop... they will move another 2-3 inches when I go to the next "higher" speed tho...

I would just go to Ford and buy a new wiper/turn signal combo switch, but I'm a BIG proponent of verifying what the problem/part is..
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well, I slaved in a replacement multifunction switch, and the problem is still present...
Now, I'm leaning towards a GEM/CTM... is there anyway to check that out prior to ordering it?
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