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Old 07-10-2010
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wipers only work in high

Rained today, wipers work only in high speed no low or variable, fuses all good. Possibiltys of what could be the problem. Thank you
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Old 07-10-2010
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Wiper motor may be on its way out, or just your wiper control lever. Other things also but I'll let someone else chime in who knows more.
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Old 07-11-2010
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I'd check the wiper relay first, then try this fix for the lever:
Intermittent (Phantom) Windshield Wiper Fix
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Old 07-11-2010
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Possibly that multi-function switch going bad.

Mine started giving me problems a while back, sometimes the turn signals would work, sometimes not, wipers only worked when it was hot, sunny and DRY...never worked when it rained.
I finally broke down & replaced the multi-function switch and no problems with it since.

If cleaning the contacts in the push button end don't work, just remove the entire switch ***'y and clean all the connections with alcohol & water on a Q-tip, maybe even shoot some WD-40 in there afterwards for good measure.
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Old 07-13-2010
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Same thing happened with my sisters 1998 Explorer...if all the above fixes don't work than its the wiper motor....swapped another from a Ranger in hers and the wipers work fine now.
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