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2004 Forester Rear Wiper Motor unit


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Hi Guys,

I've got a problem with the rear wiper motor not working, I suspect that the wiper spindal has seized and has caused the motor to get very hot (could smell burning from it so think it's FUBAR) are the any wiper motor units from other years/models that are compatible with a 2004 Forester as I can't get my hands on a 2nd hand unit. they're like hens teeth to get hold of, any help suggestions greatly appreciated, I'm planning to remove and strip it down and investigate later this Week once the snow and Ice has gone, alternatively if anyone's got a good serviceable unit they're willing to sell and can give me a price (would need to be posted) that would also be most welcome.

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Pretty much all subaru share the same parts, I'd have a look on Www.opposedforces.com (Won't work on android phones)

Pull the part number form the forester section then cross reference it with the other models, pretty sure it will throw up a match

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motor is forester specific, to make it worse 05 onward is slightly different, whether can be retrofitted I don't know as never tried.
We either source used from good breakers or specialist subaru breakers or get new, don't do many to be honest and part of reason no pattern parts cover it for europe .
Worth a look on eBay for 02 to 05 foresters breaking .
 

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Thank You Mr B, I'd followed the link that Stants gave me for opposedforces.com and found the relevant section on Foresters, in the relevance section it only came up with Forester, so I thought that was the case, however, it's good to have it confirmed by someone with the correct knowledge, it's much appreciated that you took the time to reply, Thank you, ebay have a couple of units but, they're located in the USA, it's the postage that's the killer, I'm planning to strip it down and see if I can rescue the motor (I'm hoping it's just the shaft that's seized and not allowing the motor to move, here's hoping :blink:

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^ Good idea fully write current motor off first.
You'll find one in UK if phone around specialist breakers, not overly cheap used unless get lucky in a local breakers first .
If buy from USA, buy oem motor not the dorman brand parts as they junk ...
Is couple subaru parts sellers on ebay so find and message them on motor pricing, also call importcarparts and see if they can do it and the cost .
Not often for parts fails but unfortunately not super cheap when do .
Seems able do labour yourself if you can get decent price new unit go for it as job jobbed and won't be revisiting it . good luck ...
 

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