Originally Posted by sewright33
Driving on freeway in bad rain storm and wipers quit. Old not see to pull off road and it being night could barely see any lines in the road. Finally came across someone who either does not like to drive at night or just the rain going 60 kms in a 100 km zone so followed for the hour hoping no one was going to plow into me.
Ok no knowledge of much mechanicL so - do I need a new wiper motor? And if so where in ontario can I find one 1992 ram 350 roadtrek - no model but 17'
Thanks for any help
Wipers are almost always on an automatic resetting circuit breaker, so they should have come back on, and maybe gone off again after a while. If that didn't happen, the breaker would be suspect, if they do go on and off, it could be the breaker or the motor pulling too much power and both are common.
Mechanic should start with a new breaker to see if they run, if they haven't been when cool, and then check the amps the motor is taking. If it is just going on and and off, they would need to check the amps drawn to see which piece is the problem. If they see power to everything, either the motor, or the ground from the motor to the chassis.
There is also an outside chance water got into something and shorted it, to trip the breaker. If so, it will usually work again after a couple of days of dryout, unless there was salt in the water which could damage things.