Here's what I've learned dealing with variable-speed wipers on my '65 Polara: The motor linkage is designed such that the motor runs one way for normal wiper operation until you turn the switch to off. The motor then reverses direction to "park" the wiper blades below the normal area of travel, an area which can only be reached by running the motor in that direction. The motor has a switch built into it called the "park" switch which can be adjusted to set the parking position of the wiper blades. When the dash switch is off, the "park" switch allows the wipers to run backwards until the position at which the "park" switch is tripped and then everything is off. I believe the service manual includes some basic electrical tests for the dash switch and other components of the system. Needing help to get started is likely either a lack of lubrication or worn brushes on the motor. Dave Casey On Tue, September 27, 2016 1:26 pm, Dodger7998 via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse wrote: > have a feeling that the motor is just fine,,,,,,,the motor has a > positioning swithch build into it and when he moves the blade, the > internal switch is activated and resets the blade to the normal position > of off,,, am guessing the problem lies in the wiring and switch > > > > In a message dated 9/27/2016 11:10:23 A.M. Central Daylight Time, > 62-65-mail-list-club@xxxxxxxxxxx writes: > > > Hi all, > > > A 1965 Dodge owner was telling me the car's wiper motor "just rotates > once and stops, it needs a little help to get it to go also. The repair > manual indicates it should rotate continuously." > > Any thoughts? By the way, are windshield wiper motors being rebuilt > nowadays by any vendor? > > Thanks, > Gary H. -- -- -- Please address private email -- email of interest to only one person -- directly to that person. That is, email your parts/car transactions and negotiations, as well as other personal messages, only to the intended recipient. Do not just press "reply" and send your email to everyone using the general '62-'65 Clubhouse public email address. This practice will protect your privacy, reduce the total volume of mail and fine-tune the content signal to Mopar topic. Thanks! 1962 to 1965 Mopar Clubhouse Discussion Guidelines: http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/mletiq.html and http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/general_disclaimer.html. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. http://groups.google.com/group/1962to1965mopars?hl=en. --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to 1962to1965mopars+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.