Kia Forte: Front Wiper Motor Removal - Windshield Wiper/Washer - Body Electrical System - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service ManualKia Forte: Front Wiper Motor Removal

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service Manual / Body Electrical System / Windshield Wiper/Washer / Front Wiper Motor Removal

1.
Loosen the windshield wiper arm nut (B) after removing a wiper cap (A).

2.
Remove the windshield wiper arm and blade.
3.
If necessary, release the wiper blade fixing clip by pulling up and remove the wiper blade from the inside radius of wiper arm.

4.
Disconnect the washer hose (A) connected to cowl top cover.

5.
Remove the weather strip and the cowl top cover (A) after removing 4 retainers.

6.
Disconnect the wiper motor connector from the wiper motor & linkage assembly.
7.
Remove the windshield wiper motor and linkage assembly (A) after removing 2 bolts.

8.
Disconnect the connector (A) from the wiper motor.

9.
Hold the wiper motor crank arm and remove the upper linkage (A) from the wiper motor crank arm.

10.
Remove the lower linkage (A) from the wiper motor crank arm.

11.
Remove the crank arm (A) after loosening the mounting nut.

  
Before removing the wiper motor and linkage assembly, make sure that the linkage is stopped at auto stop position.

To install the wiper motor crank arm exactly, check that the linkage is aligned with the crank arm in straight line and the angle of each linkages.
Be careful not to bend the linkage.
12.
Remove the wiper motor (A) with 3 bolts.

  
When replacing only the wiper motor, it is not necessary to remove the upper/lower linkage. (Related procedures are 9 and 10.)
Front Wiper Motor Component Location
1. Cap 2. Nut 3. Wiper arm & blade 4. Retainer 5. Cowl top cover 6. Bolt 7. Wiper motor & linkage assembly ...

Front Wiper Motor Installation
1. Install the wiper motor. 2. Install the crank arm.    ...

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