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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Motor 97-05 Chevy Venture

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  1. step : Removing the Windshield Wiper Motor (0:54)
    • Remove the gasket along the bottom of the windshield.
    • Remove the cover over the wiper motor.
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to disconnect the wiper motor harness.
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts on the brace and move it aside.
    • Remove the T30 screw from the top of the arm.
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry the arm up and off.
    • Remove the three T30 bolts under the arm.
    • Bring the wiper motor down and out.
  2. step : Installing the New Wiper Motor (2:42)
    • Put the wiper motor into place and line up the locator pins.
    • Reinsert the T30 bolts.
    • Reinstall the arm.
    • Reinstall the T30 bolt.
    • Connect the brace to the arm and reinsert the two 8mm bolts.
    • Spray the joints with white grease to loosen them up and stop squeaking.
    • Put the cover back into place.
    • Plug the wiper motor harness back into place
    • Put the gasket back into place.

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In this video, we'll be showing you how to replace the front wiper motor on this '98 Chevy Venture, same as Pontiac Transport and Pontiac Montana as well as the Olds Silhouette. Tools you'll need. A flat blade screwdriver, 8mm socket and ratchet and a T30 Torx bit and ratchet.

First you want to pull up this gasket here that allows you to pull your cover up. Next thing you want to do is use a screwdriver and unplug your motor, this way it won't be tempted to run. Now you want to use an 8mm socket and loosen these two bolts here. That will come up and off.

Now you want to use a T30 Torx driver and remove the screw right on top of your arm. Once that's out, take the screwdriver and pry the arm up and off. Okay, once your arm is up and off, there's three more T30 bolts that hold the motor right below the arm. Pretty easy to see. Speed it up here as we remove those. Okay, now your wiper motor can come down and out. Re-installation, pretty much the reverse procedure. This motor is actually fine. I'm just going to re-install it. The new motor from 1A Auto are just like the old one. They'd install just the same.

The installation, put it behind this washer hose, just kind of wraped around like that. There are locating pins I could put it up in. Start the bolts. Again, re-install the arm. I'm going to re-install the old one. There's nothing wrong with it. The new ones from 1A Auto are all exactly like these old ones. They have the safety catch in case your wipers get stuck. What you want to do is put it on the arm and pretty much kind of hold it like that, straight, that's where it bolts in. Just a note, you do want to have your wipers down in the parked position as you're doing, putting this back together.

Use a little white grease and if you're getting squeaking out of your wipers, you want to check there. There's other joints here, here and even another one over there. I'll loosen up these 8mm bolts, drop them down. Put a little bit of grease on there. That will stop the squeaking pretty well. It should move around a little bit. Take the cover, just put it back on. Just put this back on. Obviously you want to plug your wiper motor in.

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:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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

1997-05 Chevy Olds Pontiac Montana Silhouette Venture Wiper Motor Front

Chevrolet Pontiac Olds Front Windshield Wiper Motor DIY Solutions

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 620-834
  • Dorman 601-122
  • OE # 12368685
  • DIY Solutions WIP00102
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