Re: [FWDLK] Autopark for Windshield wipers
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Re: [FWDLK] Autopark for Windshield wipers



The way these work is like this:
The motor has constant power. Inside the motor there is a pickup arm that revolves with the shaft. It provides the power to the motor. There is one segment of this contact ring which is separate and is not powered. When you turn on the switch you power this segment and the motor starts to run. As the pick-up arm wipes around the contact surface it is fully powered even as it goes over this segment. When you turn off the switch, you cut the power to this segment and when the motor revolves around to it, the motor stops since there is no power there.


There are, of course, variations of this set-up. Your problem may be that you have no constant power to the motor and it's only getting power from the switch, or the internal power contacts are bad, and the dead segment is getting power from the adjacent ones.

Ray
Ray Jones, Mena, AR in the Ouachita Mountains in western Arkansas
Y'all com'on down and we'll sit ona porch and sip a few.

On Aug 5, 2005, at 10:10 AM, Jan & Roger van Hoy wrote:

Clarification [it's still early here on the left blue states]:
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When you mentioned wiper park, I ass-u-me-d you meant that the wipers go a little farther than when in operation to rest against the window moulding.? Coronets didn't come with that feature.
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All MoPar wipers of that era should continue running until the wipers are toward the lower edge of the windshield and then stop.
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--Roger van Hoy, Washougal, WA, '55 DeSoto, '58 DeSoto, '42 DeSoto, '66 Plymouth, '41 Dodge
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Taylor
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 3:48 PM
Subject: [FWDLK] Autopark for Windshield wipers



I noticed that on the plus side, my ’55 Dodge has electric wipers as opposed to the vacuum wipers I experienced as a youth? on same year Chevy and wondering what idiot would design a wiper to quit when engine vacuum went to zero.? But, I noticed today that the wipers do not park. ?Is that a defect or a design issue?


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TIA?? Tom

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