1983 bronco wipers

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My wipers will not work at all what all should I check first? Are these well know for this problem
 

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My wipers will not work at all what all should I check first? Are these well know for this problem
Nice Bronco! With the wiper issues, did you check the fuse box for a blown fuss?
 

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The fuse box lid was missing and im having a hard time finding a diagram that looks similar
I know it may be tedeus, but pull out each fuse to see if there is blown one. Could be a good thing to go through them all to see if there are more then just one blown fuse.
 

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This is what I can find didn’t see anything about wipers
Ok, do you hear the wiper motor making any noise when you turn it on? Did you try helping out the wipers by pulling them up and down to see if you can give the motor some help to get them started? Have you tried to tap on the wiper motor to see if you can losen it up with a rubber mallet?
 

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I don’t hear a thing I will try that here in a moment and report back
If that doesn't work, you could remove the motor and rebuild it, or of course get a new/used one. I'd look for one in a junk yard for cheap and replace it to see if that works.
 

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You could also check to see if there is a voltage going to the motor by using a voltage meter. Could be a lose or broken wire going to the motor as well.
 

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If that doesn't work, you could remove the motor and rebuild it, or of course get a new/used one. I'd look for one in a junk yard for cheap and replace it to see if that works.
Thanks for your input I’ll report back once I’ve tried everything
 

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Just had a thought...

I had an issue where the fuse didn't blow but it corroded and killed power that way. If you have older fuses it might be worth replacing them.
 

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Just had a thought...

I had an issue where the fuse didn't blow but it corroded and killed power that way. If you have older fuses it might be worth replacing them.
Like I told him before. If he just recently bought it, I'd go through all the fuses anyways, to see if there are any blown(or corroded) fuses in the set.
 

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Well I didn’t get to look at the fuses cuz now theres something going on in the charging system I had to jump it and it was like the battery would run dead then it would die so I changed the alternator with the same result, the guy I bought it from had a deep cycle marine battery in it that looks fairly new could this be the problem
 

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I wouldn't trust a deep cycle under the hood of My Bco. They act different then traditional automotive batteries.
 

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Yo Keith,
The ws wipers are fed through ignition Switch as shown in wiring diagrams I posted above. Ignition switch Power come from a fusible link attached to starter relay.
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Yo,
Yw!
Most fusible links show a melted, charred insulation when they burn out.
 

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Off topic but does anyone know what size bolts these are or if these are a special bolt. It’s what bolts the yoke off the transfer case to the driveshaft
 

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