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    Wiper single sweep capacitor ?

    Hi,
    I was having trouble with the intermittant wipe a few weeks ago so I changed the relevant relay and bingo, intermittant now works fine. However (you knew there would be one) - the single wipe (where you just nudge the wiper lever expecting it to do a complete single wipe) now leaved the wipers in the middle of the screen and I have to hold the lever up to make contact until the wipers are parked properly. A similar problem happens with the '4 wipes when you squirt the screen' - the wipers get left half way round.
    Is there some capacitor or something like that which gives the wiper motor enough power to park the wipers properly which could have also packed up ?
    Thanks.

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    No, it's new wiper motor time.
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    Yep new motor time. I suspect you were just lucky and the fault didn't show up when you changed the relay
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