I couldn't believe there wasn't already a thread about this.
So...I have a car problem. We've all heard the stories about mechanics tricking women (or car-clueless men) when the take their car in for repair. So I thought I'd come here for advice first, so I can go in with a little bit of knowledge. Or, if I'm very lucky, maybe someone will tell me its something I can easily fix myself.
My windshield wiper blades stopped working yesterday. We'd had snow and I'd flipped them on when I got in the car. I didn't realize that they were still frozen down. So when I turned them on, they made a big racket and the passenger side one flipped up on top of the driver's side one and got stuck that way. I turned them right back off and righted them, but it was already too late. When I turned them back on, the passenger side one flew off () and the driver's side one wouldn't move.
Now, car people, here's my question. Is there only one wiper motor? The passenger side "stump" still moves, so if that's the case, then there's nothing wrong with the motor or the fuses, correct? Could it be that the driver's side has just come loose somehow? Is there an easy way to reattach it? As for the passenger side, I'll just buy a new one and clip it on there. I'm just concerned about what to do with the driver's side. I don't want to be charged for replacing a motor if that's not the problem. Help!