The windshield wipers on my 1999 civic stopped working out of the blue. I tried changing the fuse and still nothing. I‘m not sure if it‘s the wiper motor either because when I turn my wipers on I hear the motor going - but my blades stay still. Any ideas ??
You should never try to operate the windshield wipers without first clearing the snow off the window and making sure the wiper blade is not stuck to the window from the ice. Always pop them away from the windo first. You may have stripped the gear movement, and may need to replace the motor. You should be able to find one at a junk yard pretty cheap.
It is possible that they need to be tightened down. There is a bolt where the wiper arm meets the motor. Take it off and look inside and make sure that the groves did not get stripped. If they are you may need a new wiper arm.