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  • Durango rear wiper mod

    how many of you have done this with success? I found the correct Durango rear wiper motor now just trying to muster the courage to do it. This is on a 1989 GW

    Last edited by hudwagon; 11-25-2019, 04:10 PM.

  • #2
    We did it in our 89 and it was pretty simple. Making the arm was harder than mounting the motor. I just bent and cut down the durango arm to match the wag arm. Here is a pic of it mounted in the tailgate. You will need to make a bracket to stop the motor from twisting. It works perfect.

    IMG_20190413_174500340 by ,
    89 GW, 454, 700R4, 241C, 411's with posi's, 9" rearend, 2500 stall, lifted, and lots more to do.
    1988 Ramcharger
    1999 International 4700 Crew Cab 4X4, custom step side bed
    2003 Durango 4x4
    1982 CJ7 4 banger
    2008 MB E320 Bluetec


    • #3
      Thanks for the picture that helps a bunch, my nervousness comes from drilling the tail gate hole larger but appears to be simple with a step bit.


      • #4
        I can't say how many have done it, but yes easy easy.
        I would agree the arm is tougher than the motor.
        88 GW, 67 J3000, 07 Magnum SRT8


        • #5
          well got it all done and it works great, it was easy .... well except for the 3 times i cut and re spliced thinking it was wired wrong, i had power to the motor but wouldn't work checked fuses, relay dash switch etc. Then by accident i bumped into this little micro switch in the tail gate and it worked , so it appears with the tail gate down and the rear glass not all the way up the arm for the glass wont trigger the switch ,

          lesson learned.


          • #6
            Glad it worked out for you.

            I did mine five years ago (Babywag and I wrote the tutorials in the electrical section). I used it yesterday! It's one of the areas where you can really fix a mistake made by the factory.

            I still haven't messed with the wiper arm -- the factory Durango arm has always been "close enough."
            1990 Grand Wagoneer with HD towing package -- everything works! (for now...)


            • #7
              Man I have to get on this. Not too many pick n pulls by me though.


              • #8
                Originally posted by pickledtoast
                Man I have to get on this. Not too many pick n pulls by me though.
                found mine on Ebay