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83 FJ60 Windshield wiper noise

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by John Staton, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. John Staton

    John Staton

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    High pitch squeal in between when the wiper is on and moving and when it is stopped. Doesn't happen when you have them on high and they are not stopping, only when it is in one of the intermittent settings. It is not the wiper motor. Sounds like it is coming from behind the instrument panel. Any idea what it might be? some sort of relay or something that I could change out??
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  2. Seth S

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    Noticed the same exact noise on my 84 on the slowest speed. I am guessing it's the relay but haven't explored it yet. My 60 is the same color if that matters ;)
     
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    It's the relay... sounds like a couple of alley cats fighting each other. Pull the relay and carefully open it up. Apply some multi-purpose 3 in 1 oil to the gears and the reassemble You'll be good to go for another 20 years!
     
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    Exactly what he said. ^^^^^^^^^
     
  5. John Staton

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    It does sound like cats fighting in an alleyway a few houses down. The solution sounds like something I could do....so I know what the relay looks like from looking it up......, can you tell me where it is located?
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    It’s located Just above the driver side kick panel under the dash.

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  7. John Staton

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    perfect...thanks!!!!
     
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    Awesome, thanks! I'm in Salzbergen until tomorrow...I'll check it out when I get home.
     
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    You guys are my awesome. @John Staton my brown '83 does the same thing I just hadn't gotten around to looking into it!
     
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    Maybe it's only early brown 60's that do it. ;)
     
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    Very satisfying very easy fix! I did it over lunch!

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    Amazing what a little oil will do to quiet it down! Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Just took care of the alley cats under my dash as well. Thanks to everyone for the nice pictures and instructions.
     
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    yep....I got around to doing mine and it solved it.......THANKS!!!!
     
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    gears in a relay? never would have figured on that one.

    Always something new and useful in this forum...
     
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    Mine is also brown 83 and makes the same noise. Thanks for the write up.
     
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    This noise started on my 84 yesterday. Without you guys I wouldn't have had a clue. Thanks.:beer:
     
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