hi- can anyone give me a rough idea what cost a windshield wiper motor and labour at garage please? my wipers dont work on slow, but on medium and fast they will run but then will stop in an upright position. this started on the way home today, and i stopped at a garage. they have booked it in for end of week, for an entire morning, as they don't know how long it will take to get to the motor, and then it would have to go back in next week to get a motor put in if that is what it needs. to me this seems like 2 lots of labour charges! ( the bloke thought it would be under £200- a fortune to me!)
i have had a look and it seems that the arm that works the actual wipers is located just below a plastic grill ( grill between the windscreen and the bonnet) which has a foam clip thing running along the front edge, which seems to be all that holds that in place- this is apparant when i lifted the bonnet.
as a old woman, it would make sense to me that the actual motor would be somewhere in the same vacinity?? my questions are; could this be done by someone other than a garage, and how long would it take to do it? and how much would i pay for a second hand motor? all advise much appreciated! thanks