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phantom wipe............again by reh
Started on: 02-21-2014 05:42 PM
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Last post by: Spoon on 02-23-2014 07:54 PM
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Report this Post02-21-2014 05:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rehClick Here to visit reh's HomePageClick Here to Email rehSend a Private Message to rehEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
what is the definitive answer for the phantom wipe question? I've read all the answers in the archives. None say " this is the solution'.
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Report this Post02-21-2014 06:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's because there was more than one problem.
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Report this Post02-21-2014 08:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dematrix86gtClick Here to Email dematrix86gtSend a Private Message to dematrix86gtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a cutlass steering column in the shop and all the wires and wiper motor and thinking of transplanting the guts into my column and rest into my car to fix the problem . Havent ever seen a phantom wipe on a crappy old cutlass so maybe
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From what I've seen there are 3 problems/solutions (very generalized from reading lots of articles):

Wipes when car is turned on - bad circuit board
Wipes when you hit bumps - loose wiring and/or bad switch
Wipes when you use turn signals - bad switch

Cheapest fix will be if it's worn wires under the steering column, but will take you some time. Get the shroud off and drop the column. Straighten out any twisted wires and look for worn spots and wrap up if you find any. Next would be the circuit board, you can try the rebuild kit from rd, if you can solder it's real cheap... or you can get a new board for around $30. The one that finally fixed mine was the switch internal to the column. Cost me about $70. I did find after doing all 3 that the PW came back after about a year, but was fixed again but giving the switch some use. Seems dust collects when the switch is never used and will cause it to return (I almost never drive my Fiero in the rain).
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Report this Post02-23-2014 12:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Mine wiped when using turn signals. I did not have a switch problem. I swapped in an 88 circuit board and that solved it. Easy and free for me. Came from my Formula parts car. No problems since.
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Report this Post02-23-2014 07:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Must be a GM thing. My 85 Trans Am did it and the 86 Fiero did too.

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