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Old 03-09-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Just got a recall in the mail about the wiper motors on my 1997 chevy s10. It says the wiper motor circut board and cover need to be replaced. It says the repair will take 20 mins



anyone else get one?
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Yes, I got one, 7 years ago. Check the date on that envelope !!!!
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

huh, you know what my wipers were having trouble about a week back coming down. First and last time (so far) I wonder if it's for a 01 noma too
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

my 2003 s10 has the same wiper problems, washer fluid doesnt spray either...
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Mine started going so fast they shook the whole truck, finally just died. This happened back in 1998.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by casey53
Mine started going so fast they shook the whole truck, finally just died. This happened back in 1998.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

I just got the recall for march 2005 just got it today, mine shake the whole truck too LOL, but she's broken right now so it doesn't need to get fixed right away.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

I also recently received a notice foe the wipers. I had it done a few years back.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

i don't drive mine in the rain, i guess i will be ok
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

wiper circuit boards crappin out is a common problem on all gm trucks.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Why is the recall only for 97's? My 98 has the same problem.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Can anyone scan their recall letter and post it?
Old 05-01-2005, 08:12 PM   #13
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

i've seen alot of new gm cars with broken windshield wipers around here lately. Its not easy to miss, the wipers are sticking straight up.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Just resolder all the solder points on the board if yours is broken and u havn't gotten a recall yet.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

I had a problem w/ mine too, you should check the bolts holdin the wipers on to the arm
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by SweetS10V8
Can anyone scan their recall letter and post it?

Don't worry about scanning the letter the recall is posted in the http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
website. Just go to the site and follow the links to auto recalls, and then just follow the prompts.
Just type in the year/model/etc... You can not only see the actual letter on the recall but read the communications between the Government and GM.

Also the recall affects quite a few GM models/years.
The solder connections crack and the corrosion sets in.
The recall requires a new board/cover & sealant.

If you had your board repaired (soldered) by a dealer you are entitled to a full refund and the repair to be done as per the recall. In other words the dealer has to replace your board even if the wipers are working fine now.

P.S. You can visit this
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by SweetS10V8
Can anyone scan their recall letter and post it?

Don't worry about scanning the letter the recall is posted in the http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
website. Just go to the site and follow the links to auto recalls, and then just follow the prompts.
Just type in the year/model/etc... You can not only see the actual letter on the recall but read the communications between the Government and GM.

Also the recall affects quite a few GM models/years.
The solder connections crack and the corrosion sets in.
The recall requires a new board/cover & sealant.

If you had your board repaired (soldered) by a dealer you are entitled to a full refund and the repair to be done as per the recall. In other words the dealer has to replace your board even if the wipers are working fine now.

P.S. You can visit this site to view other vehicle recals too.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

I have never had a problem with mine, but I think I will get it done anyway since it's free.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Is this a closed recall? The only recall the local GM dealer has on file for my 97 S-1O Blazer was for the driver restraining belt, which has already been closed. My wiper fluid motor in the front I believe to be shot, but the wipers themselves are still running strong.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by Logikal42
Just got a recall in the mail about the wiper motors on my 1997 chevy s10. It says the wiper motor circut board and cover need to be replaced. It says the repair will take 20 mins



anyone else get one?

my wipers on my truck (a 1997) only work when its not raining lol
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Make : CHEVROLETModel : S10Year : 1997Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V159000 Recall Date : APR 28, 2003Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHERPotential Number Of Units Affected : 1755876Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL. Consequence:
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR DURING BAD WEATHER, DRIVER VISIBILITY WOULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BOARD AND COVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 19, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537. Notes:
GM RECALL NO. 03023. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).




but it doesn't show up for the 98's
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

i fixed mine for 16 bucks last summer
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by Bennelton
i fixed mine for 16 bucks last summer
please share how
Old 05-21-2005, 01:47 PM   #24
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by s10xtreme
I don't drive mine in the rain, I guess I will be ok
What are wipers, is that a factory option, cuz all that is there on mine is some billet covers
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by illFX
please share how
Went to autozone and bought a new card and replaced it myself. It's not hard. It's a little easier if you pull the whole wiper motor out but that involves more work. I just pulled out the old card and replaced it. Just be careful not to get any sealant or grease on the card.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

can someone describe briefly where the wiper motor is located please? Thanks
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

under the hood on the firewall just to the left of the brake booster
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

and finally, what is the actuall name of the part that I should ask for? Thanks again
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Mine still work fine(knock on wood). I've gotten a bunch of those letters but keep forgetting to bring it in. My washer fluid doesn't work though.
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Quote: Originally Posted by illFX
and finally, what is the actuall name of the part that I should ask for? Thanks again
it will be called a wiper motor pulse board
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

I looked up the pulse board on the advanced auto/parrts america site and they are now listing it for $30.

Here is the LINK with the price and part number.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by casey53
Yes, I got one, 7 years ago.
Old 05-24-2005, 06:16 AM   #33
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

i own 2 s10s a 97 and 98, the 97s wipers started acting screwey 3 years ago and i just got the notice a few months ago
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My 95 crapped out over a year ago. I went to GM, no recall on that model. I had to pay around $60 for a new board (if I remember correctly). The guy at the parts counter knew exactly what the problem was. Took 5 min to put it in myself.
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My shit is broke, it seems like the pigtail, its a 98
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

Quote: Originally Posted by joeysDYME
my 2003 s10 has the same wiper problems, washer fluid doesnt spray either...
No wiper problems just the washer fluid doesn't spray. pump works, no breaks in the wire, but just won't spray when switch is turned.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

I fixed this problem for no cost. As is noted, the solder joints break on the wiper controller board due to vibration. I had intermittent wipers on my
1998 S-10, 2.2 liter engine; it was especially bad during heavy downpours of rain, okay on sunny days with wiper fluid. I unbolted the wiper motor assembly under the hood on the fire wall and took it apart. Saw that many of the solder joints were broken near the connector end of the controller board; a tiny crack around the circle of the solder joint, on the back side of the printed-circuit-board for each electronic component effected. I realized that intermittent contact of these solder joints was the reason why I had so many oddball symptoms on my wipers. I don't remember how many solder joints were cracked. Quite a few. Also realized that the reason why the solder joints cracked was due to lack of strain relief on the connector. The connector was held in place by nothing more than the solder joints themselves; obviously doomed to break under normal motor vibration. This is obviously a design problem and should never have happend, but you know how things go. Nothing is perfect and I love my S-10. I highly recommend this vehicle for gas milage and utility. I re-soldered the solder joints...if you don't know how to solder, find someone who does, these solder joints are critical for windshield wiper operation. When I reinstalled the wiper assembly I put a tie-wrap around the connector and mounting assembly for strain relief on the connector. That way the connector is held in place by the tie-wrap, not by the solder joints which are prone to cracking under vibration and stress. Works good, lasts a long time.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

holy dead thread batman! also you can go to autozone an din the HELP! section they have replacement boards for cheap.

but yea re soldering is quick and easy too
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Worth bringing back to life... my wipers take 20 cycles to shut off from a wash cycle, now I know where to look. I've never seen that board in the HELP! section?
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ive seen it in autozone before. right next to the GM seat handle help haha. i think the boards are like $14
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

the one i bought from advance auto was 29 back in 08.they have them behind the counter.
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Re: s10 RECALL wiper motor and circuts recalled march 2005!

glad this came up mine just started not working when it rains but will when dry. maybe ill just reseal the box.
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