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How to Replace a Wiper Motor in a Dodge Ram

by Alibaster Smith

Wiper motors for your Dodge Ram will need to be replaced as soon as they show signs of failing such as squealing or hesitation. A wiper motor that fails suddenly while you're driving can cause a serious accident. Replacement wiper motors can be purchased from most auto parts stores. The wiper motor for your Ram does not have a specific service life, and failure largely depends on wiper usage.

Step 1

Open the hood of your Dodge Ram and unbolt the wiper motor from the firewall. The motor is on the passenger side of the engine bay.

Step 2

Unplug the electrical lead from the bottom of the motor assembly.

Step 3

Wedge a flat tip screwdriver between the firewall and the wiper linkage, and pry the wiper motor off of the linkage assembly.

Step 4

Slide the new wiper motor onto the linkage. You will need to apply a fair amount of force to get the motor into place.

Step 5

Secure the wiper motor to the firewall using the factory mounting bolts.

Reconnect the electrical leads to the bottom of the new motor.

Items you will need

  • Replacement wipers
  • Socket wrench
  • Socket set
  • Flat tip screwdriver

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