2011 Gen 3 Prius - Front Windshield motor grinding sound

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Technical Discussion' started by Groger, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Groger

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    Hello

    This weekend had my first road trip, part of the trip had on and off rain where I used my wipers a lot. The next day when trying to use my wipers, you could hear the motor from inside of the car. Sounds like a gear grinding sound.

    Getting it checked tomorrow, hope it doesn't cost much.

    Funny thing, we could not hear the grinding sound at HWY speeds, either the road noise covered the sound or it was working fine at those speeds. Interesting to see what will be the result of this.


    Thanks
     
  2. DeliveringSmiles

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    Maybe a loose nut? The motor is easy to take off since I had to do it to get to the strut mounts.
     
  3. bisco

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    All the best(y)
     
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