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How to Replace Wiper Motor Transmission 01-06 Hyundai Elantra

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How to Replace Wiper Motor Transmission 01-06 Hyundai Elantra

Created on: 2013-05-20

Need to replace the windshield wiper transmission on your 01-06 Hyundai Elantra? Learn how in this video!

  1. step 1 :Accessing the Windshield Wiper Transmission
    • Pry up the windshield wiper nut covers with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 14mm nuts from the wipers
    • Pull the wipers off
    • Note any markings that indicate which wiper is for which side
    • Peel the weatherstrip off of the hood cowl
    • Remove the three plastic clips from the cowl
  2. step 2 :Removing the Wiper Transmission
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts that hold the wiper transmission in place
    • Disconnect the wiper motor wiring harness
    • Pull the wiper transmission up and out
  3. step 3 :Separating the Wiper Motor from the Wiper Transmission
    • Pull the wiper motor wiring harness off of its clip
    • Pry the wiper linkage off the motor with two flat blade screwdrivers
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts that hold the transmission to the motor
    • Pull the motor off of the transmission
  4. step 4 :Attaching the Wiper Motor to the New Wiper Transmission
    • Put the motor into place on the transmission
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the wiper transmission
    • Put the wiper linkage arms into place
    • Push the wiper motor wiring harness into its clip
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Wiper Transmission
    • Put the transmission into place
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts that hold the transmission in place
    • Connect the wiper motor wiring harness
  6. step 6 :Reinstalling the Cowl and Wiper Arms
    • Put the hood cowl into place
    • Insert the three plastic clips into the hood cowl
    • Put the cowl weatherstrip on, making sure the clips snap in
    • Run the wipers to put the bolts in the rest position
    • Push the wiper arms onto their bolts, about two inches above the cowl
    • Fasten the 14mm nuts onto the wiper arms
    • Put on the nut covers
    • Run the wipers to make sure they work correctly

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    14mm Socket

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace the wiper motor transmission. This gets taken out a lot when you have heavy ice. You start the windshield wipers up and one of them is stuck and it ends up stripping. Then you only have one windshield wiper working. Maybe you don't have any windshield wipers working, but you can hear the motor running. It's a fairly straightforward repair. You'll need a few tools: 10 and 14mm sockets with a ratchet. You'll need a small flat blade screwdriver and a couple of large flat blade screwdrivers as well.

I'm going to remove the two wiper arms and we do so by locating and removing the two 14mm nuts that hold them in place, one being here and the other underneath this cover. I'm using a flat blade screwdriver to remove the cover and expose the nut. I'm going to apply a little pressure and just wiggle this off of the wiper motor transmission. I'm noting that this one on the driver's side says DR. I'm taking off the weather stripping by gently pulling up where the clips are, the little plastic clips that are integrated into the weather stripping. Just speed up as we work the rest of those clips out then just kind of pull that weather strip off to the side. There are three clips, one on each end and one in the middle. In this case, these are missing. Once those are removed, your panels come free.

Locate your three bolts that hold the wiper transmission into place. Fast forward here as we remove those bolts. Those are 10mm bolts. Locate your connector, press the tab, pull it off. Pull your transmission and wiper motor out.

We use two flat blade screwdrivers to pry the linkage off of the motor. Locate your three 10mm bolts that hold the transmission to the motor and remove those.

Then we go ahead and put the motor back in. Fasten my three bolts. Notice we start the bolts first and then tighten them up afterwards. Also notice that it's not a new transmission. The new parts from 1AAuto are going to be the exact same as the old parts. In this case, this car didn't need a new transmission so we aren't going to just waste a brand new part to put it on a car that didn't need it. Re-secure the inside arm, then the outside. Put your connector back on the bracket.

I'm putting the wiper assembly back in and re-securing it with the bolts. Again, we'll hit the high speed button. We start all three bolts in first, make sure they're going in correctly, and then tighten them up. When you tighten them up you want to tighten them up nice and firm. Don't make them too tight though. Reconnect your harness.
Put the cowl back on. If you have the three clips, they go back in now: one, two, and three. Put the weather stripping back on. Okay, I'll fast forward as you go along and match each clip up with the hole and press them down in. Make sure they snap in. I'm going to cycle the wipers once, make sure that they're in the rest position when I go to put the wiper blade back on. I'm reattaching the driver's side wiper arm. I'm pressing it down, then what I'm going to do is, I'm going to line it up about two inches from the cowl. Now I'm just going to run it to make sure I've got the full coverage.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

2001 - 2006  Hyundai  Elantra
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