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Trico vacuum wiper motor repair

If your having trouble with poor wiper strength, particularly if they're struggling on the return stroke, you might be interested in this!
I fixed my trico vacuum wiper motor the other day so I thought I'd post the story. You'll see a part I've highlighted in red in the pic. It's a small part in the reversing lever assembly. At first I couldn't find the problem becuase this part was only cracked and not fully broken, so it looked ok until further inspection when I saw it bending instead of doing it's job, which is to facilitate in switching air ports so the wipers return properly. This part seems to be made out of some sort of old plastic or something, without it working properly the airflow inside the wiper motor is poor to non exsistent. So I made this broken part out of 1mm aluminum plate, put everything back together and have got my vacuum motor working like it just rolled out of the factory.

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Tankart..

...give yourself an "elephant stamp" :)
I recon you have helped me with the wipers in Alice.....and helped many other Oldholdeners.
Ta much.

Q-ball.

"Clay is for racing on,Tar is how you get there!!"
My Shed
3401

thanks Q-ball!

thanks Q-ball!

Wipers

When I got my roadworthy my wipers were so slow so I stripped the wiper motor there in the back of the case, mine works as fast as any elec wiper motor

I spoke to guy in Sydney latter he told me as an a apprentice at gmh dealer he spent a lot of time under the dash of fx fj clearing that hole

The system gets a lot of bad press...you can also fit vacuum canister

Many Thanks

I'll create an H Page shortly.

T

My Shed
Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Vacuum Wiper Motor H Page

H Page here ... http://holdenpaedia....

T

My Shed
Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Thanks!

Thanks T,
I hope it helps
Tank

Further Info

Info like this is mush appreciated.

T

My Shed
Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Good Info - Thanks :)

That will come in handy I'd say.

The FB wipers seemed to go at whatever pace they felt like, so I'll have to pull the vacuum motor apart next time I look at it and check this out.

Growing old is unavoidable, growing up is optional ;)

Shed of Wheel Nut
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Trico wiper motor repair

What kind of product did you use to seal the gaskets inside?. My grease/beeswax was dirty and I cleaned it out

ronjclark907@yahoo.com

Vacuum Wiper Motors,

I have heeps of those parts plus I do rebuild them, I used to work doing nothing else but repairing not only them but all Vacuum and air pressure wiper motors in fact I spent 20 years doing nothing else untill I retired not do it for fun.

ron.wilson223@gmail.com

Trico wiper

What type of grease is used to replace original?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Al Klavora

1933 Dodge Cabriolet heart shaped trico wiper

Hi,
do you have insight/parts to rebuild this specialty wiper.
Thanks,
Mike
mkjed2003@yahoo.com


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