Inside the Wiper Motor: Contacts

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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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She's cleaned-up, greased-up & back together, but
continues to exhibit the "intermittant stop" problem.
I think I've narrowed it down to the relay contacts
under the light aluminum shield over the electrical
connections.

Question: Just how should these sit in power off
condition & what is their movement in normal operation
when power is applied? I lightly filed the contacts
and now have continuous operation w/ switch on and a
hickup (slight stop) before the motor keeps on running
when the switch is turned off. I figure I moved
something, but at least have found an area of attack.


It appears
--31 is case ground
--53a is fixed contact
--31b is short flex arm (not touching anything at
present
--53 is long flex arm which is resting against the
fixed contact.

Thanks,
--LarryS


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amphi662001

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With a dash of common sense and an EXCELLENT wiper motor disertation
on the Vintage Triumph Register (www.vtr.org) I managed to solve my
own problem.

The maintenance section of vtr has many more articles (ignition,
carburation, much more) that could be of use to the aspiring Amphicar
mechanic!

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@y...> wrote:
> She's cleaned-up, greased-up & back together, but
> continues to exhibit the "intermittant stop" problem.
> I think I've narrowed it down to the relay contacts
> under the light aluminum shield over the electrical
> connections.
>
> Question: Just how should these sit in power off
> condition & what is their movement in normal operation
> when power is applied? I lightly filed the contacts
> and now have continuous operation w/ switch on and a
> hickup (slight stop) before the motor keeps on running
> when the switch is turned off. I figure I moved
> something, but at least have found an area of attack.
>
>
> It appears
> --31 is case ground
> --53a is fixed contact
> --31b is short flex arm (not touching anything at
> present
> --53 is long flex arm which is resting against the
> fixed contact.
>
> Thanks,
> --LarryS
>
>
> __________________________________
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