Anyone have a link to a tutorial on how to replace the wiper motor on a 1986 suburban k20?
Got the replacement motor and it looks about the same as the original. Tested the circuits going to the old one and they’re good, got the wipers and the metal grill off, but underneath looks totally different from the only YouTube tutorial I could find. Looks like they changed the chassis a bit between 86 and the 88 seen in the video, unless I’m missing something? There’s no big open space to reach the mechanical linkages as seen in the tutorial, only a small and big rectangular hole in the metal, both too far from the linkages to see anything, much less get a wrench in there. Am i supposed to have a special wrench and do everything by feel or with an endoscope? Should I just angle-grinder out an access hole and bondo it back afterwards?? Or is it expected to take apart the entire firewall to get to this thing???
Also, in the video, the replacement has the motor side arm of the wiper transmission included, mine does not. I guess that’s good news because I only need to remove the nut on the wiper motors axle, right? Or am I missing a part I should have?
I’d rather have a written tutorial with images than another video, but I’ll take anything I can get at this point. Thank you!
Oh, and if anyone knows a trick to partially removing the hood, that would make this at least somewhat easier… Looks like the rear most four bolts on the hood could come off and it could just pivot backwards without much trouble, but it’s a heavy beast and I know those counterbalance springs back a punch, so I don’t want to create an even bigger problem just trying to get a little more elbow room for the original fix.