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    Question Front Windscreen Wipers have died

    Hello

    A few weeks ago my front wipers where set to intermitant during light rain. I noticed that they where a bit staggered, i thought they where just mukky so cleaned the window and the wipers but they stopped working. They did work on normal but a few days later same problem. They worked fine on full pelt but last night during the persisting down rain they stopped mid wipe and would not budge. I tried againg to get them working today and they worked for about 10 mins with the blades raised off the glass but then gave up. The back wiper works fine.

    I have looked all over the internet and get different answers from differnt places. I have tried to change the fuse but that didnt work. They still work every now and again as do the water squirters but they have now refused to work. I was given a quote by Vauxhall over the phone of £298 parts and labour to fix them but i want to rule out all other possibilities first.
    Does anyone no what i can do to troubleshoot the problem??

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    Sounds like the motor has conked out, you just need the wiper motor shouldnt cost anywhere near the price they quoted you. I'll see if i can find a price in a bit..
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    Thanks.

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    I see you have a 2006 - has it passed the 3 yr mark or 60k.

    My wiper motor went at 33k and 2 yrs and 2 months so had it replaced under warrenty

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    Yea it has just passed the 3 year warenty in September but has only done 40k miles.

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    Is this common ? I have seen loads of people with the same problem. Surely its a defect and Vauxhall should recall them.

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    I would try vauxhall they may help towards the cost as your only a few months outside warranty

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    My Signum 55 Reg has already had 2 new wiper motors and now needs another, averaging it out they've lasted less than 17months each !!!
    Wish it would stop raining ;-)

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    It sounds to me as if the motor itself is defective. I would have thought that the mechanism would be ok.

    Is a second hand motor a possibility? - would save loads of cash, and they aren't difficult to remove and replace.

    My 04 car is still on it's original system at 127K miles, the mechanism needed a repair about 2 years ago.

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    it is the motor friend its a fault with vectra mine was done at 15000 miles! its a lottery i guess linkage as well, expecting it to go again soon as i am coming up to 32000 miles!

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