Alright so basically my towns going through a blizzard right now. after getting in the car i went to wipe the windshield wipers real quick and they didn‘t move. i wiped them again and heard a somewhat loud pop almost like a loud crack of a knuckle. I cleared the snow and nothing moved again. After a rough drive down the block to my house i looked furthur into it. When i turn the wipers on high i hear the motor running like the normal squeek it usually does but the wipers don‘t move. What could be some possible causes and solutions to such a prblem?
Windshield Wiper Not Working
It's caused by the wiper arm being popped out of the arm connection. It's a fail-safe design to prevent damage to the wiper motor. Find where the arm goes into the connection and pop it back in. It may be hard to find, but it sure beats paying some schmuck for service, huh?
wipers are designed to wipe rain water and wash the windshield, if the windshield is loaded with snow or iced up it is a little hard on everything that works the wipers, this is what i understand ththat'sappening with your wipers, when you turn them on you can hear the motor running but nothing is happening due to snow or ice build up on the windshield, ok there is a bar/shaft or rod not sure what it is called, it goes from one wiper to the other that bar is connected to another bar that runs to the motor, the shaft sticking out of the motor has an arm about 2 long and has a ball on the end of it kinda like a trailer hitch ball but about the size of a small marble, the shaft that connects to the ball on the motor must have popopped off the ball,or something broke like the ball or the shaft the ball is connected to, you never mentioned what kind of car you have, those parts have to accesable somehow, the panel behind the hood with the louvers on it if you can see screws or clips running along the front of it from fender to fender you can only see it with the hood up, if that isn't removable then you have to access it from under the dash, from now on if it is snowing or iced up before you turn your wipers on pull them away from the windshield to make sure there not stuck on the glass and remove any snow before you turn them on all that extra stress will cause them to weaken and start making a knocking noise hope this helps you good luck!