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The rear wiper on my 2009 Torrent started acting up by wiping very slowly, then only wiping half way, now the wiper doesn't move at all but you can hear the wiper motor running on and on - I have had to pull the fuse for the wiper to get it to stop.  It runs on and on even when the car motor is off.

Hi Stacey:

it needs a new rear wiper motor. pretty common issue on those. the outer case of the motor corrodes and then it expands from the corrosion and it tightens up the saft in the motor and then eventaully the motor strips off inside and then it will not park/shut off. Same thing happens to them in the wintertime if someone turns on the rear wiper with a heavy wet now build up on the rear glass the motor strips out and then will not shut off. good luck :-)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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