Kia Carens: Windshield Wiper/Washer / Front Wiper Motor Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Windshield Wiper/Washer / Front Wiper Motor Repair procedures

Removal
  
If you remove a wiper arm, replace it with a new one.
If you reassemble the removed arm, its serration wear may cause the wiper to be set off position. If you turn on the wiper while in this condition, some interference may occur between the blades or between the wiper and the cowl cover or the A-pillar.
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Loosen the windshield wiper arm nut after removing a wiper cap (A).
3.
Remove the windshield wiper arm and blade (B).

4.
Remove the cowl top cover.
(Refer to - "Cowl Top Cover")
5.
Remove the windshield wiper motor and linkage assembly (A) after removing 2 bolts
[Driver's Side]

[Passenger''s Side]

6.
Disconnect the wiper motor connector (A) from the wipter motor.
[Driver's Side]

[Passenger''s Side]

7.
Reomve the wiper motor (A) after loosening the mounting screws.
[Driver's Side]

[Passenger''s Side]

Installation
1.
Connect the wiper motor connector.

2.
Insert the motor into the temporary mounting hole and assemble it by tightening the mounting bolts.
Tightening torque:
6.9~10.8 Nm (0.7~1.1 kgf.m, 5.0~7.9 lbf.ft)

  
- Assemble the LH wiper motor on the left side of the vehicle and the RH wiper motor on the right side. The letter “L” marked on the bracket or the label “LH” attached to the motor indicates an LH motor, while the letter “R" or the label “RH” indicates an RH motor.
3.
Install the cowl top cover.
4.
Install the windshield wiper arm and blade.
Tightening torque:
22.5~26.5 Nm (2.3~2.7 kgf.m, 16.6~19.5 lbf.ft)
  
- If you remove a wiper arm, replace it with a new one.
- If you reassemble the removed arm, its serration wear may cause the wiper to be set off position. If you turn on the wiper while in this condition, some interference may occur between the blades or between the wiper and the cowl cover or the A-pillar.
- Disconnect negative (-) battery terminal or turn the key to the “IGN OFF” position.
  
Keep the ignition OFF or disconnec the negative (-) battery terminal while working on the wiper motors to prevent the wipers from operating.
5.
Install the wiper arm and blade to the specified position.
A: Blade setting position

  
Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and the blades with a good cleaner or mild detergent, and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
6.
Connect the negative (-) battery terminal.
  
- If the assembled wiper arm is not lined up with the mark on the windshield, activate the opposite electronic motor wiper arm and set the blade setting position in teach-in mode to move the wiper arm to the correct position.
(Refer to Front Wiper/ Washer - "Front Wiper Calibration")
  
Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and the blades with a good cleaner or mild detergent, and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Inspection
1.
The electric control wiper (ECW) unit can be diagnosed by using the GDS. The ECW communicates with the GDS which then displays inputs and outputs along with codes.
2.
To diagnose the ECW system function, select the vehicle model, BCM and ECW system.
3.
Select "Current Data", if you want to check current data of ECW system. It provides input/output status of ECW.
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