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anyone tackled this? mine is making a screeching/grinding noise. the honda tech verified its only a matter of time before it dies, and I certainly don't want to pay $400 to replace it. Mine is a 2005.
 

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Tonight I noticed my rear wiper is crapping out.:frown:

I checked if other circuits in the vicinity are getting juice, e.g., the top center brake light and the rear hatch interior lights, and then I checked that the SRS light wasn't on since I read that the SRS OPDS and the rear wiper motor are both on fuse number 7 in the interior driver's side fuse box.

http://www.piloteers.org/forums/14-problems/6901-airbag-light-rear-window-wiper.html

http://www.piloteers.org/forums/14-problems/21794-fuse-rear-wiper-srs.html


The rear wiper still moves a little (from about 3 o'clock to 2 o'clock by itself when I first turn it on, and then all the way to 9 o'clock and back if i gently guide it by hand. So I'm thinking if the motor itself is not completely kaput it might be a bad ground. It hasn't been terribly cold here recently, but road salt slush and dust abound in profusion and might be wreaking havoc on electrical systems? There's even a troubleshooting guide along those lines on Rockauto.com when you click for more information about their replacement rear wiper motors:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=6586148&cc=1432632&jsn=10402

http://my.cardone.com/techdocs/PT 40-0001.pdf

Could that be it, and does the fix work?

Or should I just get a replacement rear wiper motor (I shudder to think what the dealer would charge, parts and labor), either OEM new, OEM used or Rockauto replacement?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-OEM-03-08-Pilot-Wiper-Rear-Window-Motor-76700S9VA02-/182966842734


https://www.ebay.com/itm/273038392813?ViewItem=&vxp=mtr&item=273038392813

https://www.ebay.com/itm/03-08-Honda-Pilot-OEM-REAR-glass-wiper-motor-actuator-34965-581/192454529683?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIM.MBE&ao=2&asc=50526&meid=bc96d70b1dc449a68cbe88703334b57e&pid=100005&rk=3&rkt=6&sd=273038392813&itm=192454529683&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/honda,2006,pilot,3.5l+v6,1432632,wiper+&+washer,wiper+motor,8824
 

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My symptoms were very much like in the first part of this video (except the Pilot's rear wiper sweeps from right to left :nerd:):


I tried spraying moderate amounts of WD-40 Silicone Lubricant and letting it soak overnight. Next day, little change. :frown:

So before ordering a new motor, I thought I'd give it one more Hail Mary with lube. :eek: I sprayed *COPIOUS* amounts of WD-40 Silicone Lubricant and Jigaloo both inside and out (where I indicate in the diagram below with orange arrows) and kept gently guiding it by hand to and fro, and continuously spraying in some more of the lubricants. After about 10 minutes, no change. After about 15-20 minutes, the sweep became a bit mot autonomous, going to 1 o'clock, then to 12 o'clock by itself before needing to be guided by hand the rest of the way. After about 30 or 40 minutes it started doing the whole sweep by itself. I continued adding some of the spray lube for another 10 minutes or so and testing with the windshield washer fluid. Although at the beginning I had little hope it would succeed, before the hour was up it was back to functioning perfectly normally. I'll try it again tonight when I go for a drive and over the course of the next few days to make sure it stays cured.






Note that I only removed A and B, and did not proceed any further in the diagram's instructions for replacing the rear wiper motor. By pulling out a little on the inside rear gate plastic trim (where the round protrusion is) at the top near the wiper, I was able to maneuver the spray can's straw to shoot at the wiper mechanism from the inside.

For those of us who live in road salt regions, perhaps doing a bit of this technique preventatively could prevent an eventual all-out seizing up of that rear wiper.
 

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anyone tackled this? mine is making a screeching/grinding noise. the honda tech verified its only a matter of time before it dies, and I certainly don't want to pay $400 to replace it. Mine is a 2005.

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Nice video and thanks for the bump, which allows me to confirm that my rear wiper fix above is still working nearly two years later. Haven't had to touch it since and still works fine.
 

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Had to do this again this week, as my rear wiper was suffering from ED. :D

Just had to repeat the treatment in post #4 above, and everyone's happy again. :)
 
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