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1979 Town Car Wiper Issues

Hi there!

Love the blog, just got my first Lincoln and I'm going through some minor issues. One is the wipers. They stop wherever they happen to be when you turn them off. They don't return to the start position. The switch feels pretty loose, but maybe that's just the way it is, I'm not sure. Do you think it's a switch, module, or motor issue? I should add that the intermittent feature doesn't seem to work either. The regular speeds work, but I can't seem to make the intermittent feature work. Thanks!

Patrick

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Greetings Patrick -

Congrats on your recent Lincoln purchase . They are great vehicles. Wipers that will not park when turned off is NOT a rare issue with electric wipers for this era of FoMoCo products and we have many times found the problem to be the dash switch, the internal motor switches, or a bad ground etc. To be accurate, the faults must be diagnosed as per the correct shop manual to avoid guessing and possibly replacing good parts. The manual also explains the intermittent wiper operation and chances are that correcting the " no park" issue will correct the intermittent wiper operation as well. We can supply the necessary manuals if you would need them.

Sincerely,

Bill