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2005 Spectra 5 150,000 miles. Front wipers worked the day before now they don't work at all. They were left on overnight. Rear wiper works. Changed the relay for the front wiper, it didn't fix the problem. When I turn them on I don't hear anything either. Any ideas?
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2005 Spectra 5 150,000 miles. Front wipers worked the day before now they don't work at all. They were left on overnight. Rear wiper works. Changed the relay for the front wiper, it didn't fix the problem. When I turn them on I don't hear anything either. Any ideas?
Try running the front windshield washer. If dead, then the fuse that serves both the front wipers and washer is blown. You should find a 15a fuse tagged 'Wiper' in the same box under the hood where you found the wiper relay. If the fuse is not blown (and assuming the new relay is good), then you either have a dead wiper motor or a bad switch. It never hurts to check the circuit connecter to the wiper motor.

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If the fuse checks out ok, try using jumper wires to give direct power to the wiper motor to check if it is still ok, being left on for a long time presumably in a garage with a dry screen might have burnt out the windings.

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