Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Replace Rear Windshield Wiper Motor 97-05 Chevy Venture

Share on:

How to Replace Rear Windshield Wiper Motor 97-05 Chevy Venture

Created on: 2011-02-25

Learn how to remove the rear hatch panel to access and replace the rear windshield wiper motor with this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Remove the rear wiper arm
    • Remove the 13 mm nut with your socket and ratchet.
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry off the wiper arm.
    • With a large adjust able wrench remove the plastic retaining nut.
  2. step 2 :Remove the rear wiper motor
    • Remove the tail gate pull by removing the two 10 mm bolts.
    • Pry down the tail gate panel.
    • Disconnect the wiper arm motor lead.
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts anchoring the motor.
  3. step 3 :Install the new rear wiper motor
    • Remove the bracket with your T30 Torx driver and transfer it over to the new motor.
    • Bolt the rear wiper motor in with your 10 mm socket and ratchet.
    • Thread the plastic retainer nut on and tighten about 3/4 of a turn, and tighten up the 10 mm bolts on the inside of the tailgate to keep it even.
    • Plug in the lead .
    • Clip the tail gate panel back on the hatch.
    • Secure the pull handle.
    • Turn the car on and off to ensure the motor is in the parked position.
    • Bolt the wiper blade arm down with your 13 mm socket and ratchet.

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Adjustable Wrench

    Needle nose pliers

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

Installation Video
Watch video

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20+ years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly. That's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace the rear wiper motor on this '98 Chevy Venture. Same as Pontiac Transport and Montana, old Silhouette as well. The tools you'll need are 10 and 13 mm sockets with a ratchet. A large adjustable wrench, a flat blade screwdriver, a T30 Torx bit and ratchet and needle nose pliers. Start by removing this 13 mm bolt with a wrench or a socket and ratchet. Next use a little screwdriver; put it between the arm and not the window, but there's a bolt right here. Lightly pry, the arm comes right off. Now use a large adjustable wrench. I'm not quite sure what size this is, but remove this plastic retain nut.

Open up your tailgate. Remove two and it's a T30 Torx bit, two T30 screws. Hold your handle on. Okay, and so to save you from boredom here we'll speed up for removing those two screws. Pull the panel out around your... Just a note here; this had been taken apart before so it came down very easy. You will need to pull it down. I'll show you the pins that hold it a little later. Taken apart some time before, it comes down. There are pins here and a couple that go in up in here as well. You'll want to take these pins, get our needle nose pliers, pull them out. Then they slide into these slots right here. The lead is plugged in right here. There is a little tab, I'm going to use my screwdriver and pry on that tab, work it out. You can see right there is the tab. Now there are two 10 mm bolts that we'll remove. We'll use our ratchet and socket. Pull it away and work it out of the window. There was a wiper motor in this vehicle that's actually in good shape. If you did need to change your bracket over you just undo this T30 bolt and then the bracket will come off.

Reinstalling is pretty simple, a reverse of the procedure. Put it up in there, push it through. Start one bolt; start our other bolt over here. Before you tighten it up you'll want to mount it here first. So we'll start that lightly. Basically, take this to get it seated pretty well and then give it about of a turn to tighten it up. Back underneath we'll tighten up these bolts. Plug it in. It's a good time right now to test your new one. We'll take our trim. We're going to put the top in first here. Now we're going to make sure these pins go into their holes. Now we'll fast forward again through putting in those T30 bolts that hold that pull. Now you want to run it. You want to turn it on and turn it off. By turning it on and then turning it off you make sure it's in the correct position. Now you can put it on nice and straight. A 13 mm bolt here; nice and firm, not incredibly tight, but pressing down it is what actually transfers power from the shaft to the wiper arm. You need to get it tight.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com. Your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Please feel free to call us toll free 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

1997 - 2005  Chevrolet  Venture
1999 - 2004  Pontiac  Montana
2005 - 2005  Pontiac  Montana
1997 - 1998  Pontiac  Trans Sport
1999 - 2000  Pontiac  Trans Sport
1997 - 2004  Oldsmobile  Silhouette

How to Remove a Seized Wheel - Lug Nuts Are Off But Wheel Is Stuck

How to Remove a Seized Wheel - Lug Nuts Are Off But Wheel Is Stuck

If the wheel is stuck after you removed the lug nuts, this video will show you a few options for what you can do to remove it

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...