[DML] Washer Motor
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[DML] Washer Motor



Ok, here's one I haven't seen much posted about.

As I have been repairing/working on/modifying/fixing
the car more and more, I got to thinking among the
smaller things, I do not have a properly working
windshield washer motor.  If I push the "washer"
option, my blades move, but no fluid hits the
windshield.  Yes, there is fluid in the reservoir.  So
I figured among other things the most likely culprit
is a burned out washer motor.

I have heard from some owners that the washer motor
sprays literally a very minor amount of fluid and that
it's more trouble than it's worth.  However, I feel as
the car gets more and more complete that it's the
little things - hazard lights switch, cigar lighter
functional, glove box light working, miniature torson
bar that pops the glove box lid up - that really
complete the car, especially the DeLorean.  I'm
irritated if a side marker light goes out in my Nissan
truck, muchtheless if options on my DeLorean don't
work.  So looking at it from two viewpoints:

1.  It isn't worth it - don't do it.  It doesn't
really matter, just take it to a car wash or clean it
at a gas station.

2.  Every little function compliments the car - fix
it.

For those of you that have done this repair, can you
please share your experience?  I read the manual; it
looks to be a straight forward, afternoon kind of job.
 Its location being on the left driver's side
underbody - take cap off reservoir, lossen screws and
washers, pop compartment off underbody, gently pull
the reservoir down, disconnect electrical connections,
pull reservoir assembly out, unscrew motor, install
new motor, and reverse the assembly from there.  As
always, you go out THINKING it'll be 1-3 hours tops,
but with old cars - the unexpected can always occur. 
Any experiences and any unexpected scenarios that
popped up, please share.  I would like to be prepared
to the best of my ability as I look to doing this
before the end of October.

These are the kind of jobs that seem interesting, and
that I would like to add to my book..ERrrr....list of
"Things Done".  Most recently, I finally was able to
repair/replace/reassemble the auto transmission
quadrant and changed out the entire binnacle
instrument cluster with LEDs.  These kind of jobs that
you don't do "yearly" I enjoy and gives me great
feelings of confidence and accomplishment.  I'd love
to add the washer motor to that list.

Thank you for your time.

Jeremiah


		
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