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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Bullys3, Jul 3, 2013.

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    Can anyone tell me why my rear wiper has suddenly just started going on its own then stops. Not had anything go wrong with it before!
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    Rear wiper motor gone perhaps?
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    Just been to the car and its stopped doing it now, not got a torx set at home but ill get it from work and take cover off and have a look, do you think it could be the relay?
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    common fault pal the washer pipe that goes through the centre of the motor has broken so water is getting in the motor inside and shorting out so it has a mind of its own. Did it on mine. New motor off eBay about £70 or buy a repair kit for about £30.
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    Cheers for that ill buy repair kit or see if I've got the bits at work to fix it
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    There's a DIY fix you can do with some plastic pipe just look on google. I just bought a new motor.
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    Repair kit for a broken wiper motor, that's new on me, only repair kit I know of is the plastic hose part of which I've used a few times on clients cars.

    What usually happens is the jet holes get blocked & after a while it starts to cause internal issues & leak inside the boot lid.

    If you intend to take it of, get a wiper puller as it is stuck in place like shxt to a stick, trust me its well on there if not touched for years.
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