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« on: March 24, 2014, 02:43:21 PM »

Do any other wiper motors fit the Beta? 

A coupe of years ago, my spyder actually failed the MOT on slow wiper speed until I appealed - pointing out that it was pissing it down with rain outside and I had driven to the test centre (they are significantly quicker if the screen is wet). 

It has always been OK in the wet (not great but .... ) and has never really bothered me.  I have cleaned all of the connections / checked earths etc but still really slow - and only 1 speed (haven't wired in a relay). 

Last week they hardly worked at all and, although I haven't checked, I have a feeling that the motor may have died. 

Has anyone had any luck in fitting a different motor?  Or is the advice to persevere with a Beta motor?

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 10:54:38 PM »

Try this on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancia-Beta-front-windscreen-mechanism-and-motor-/181359272375?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a39dae1b7
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 09:21:32 AM »

I've always found the Beta wiper motor slow, I've not researched an alternative but there must be some some from the Fiat family that's suitable.


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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 02:03:33 PM »

I suspect that a lot of issues are related to the electrical supply and voltage drop, have you composted the voltage at the motor to battery voltage? Secondly I would look at all the mechanical bits as after all those years any grease in them may have dried out and solidified.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 02:49:18 PM »

Composted???

I know these are old......... Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 03:12:36 PM »

Composted???

I know these are old......... Grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 05:12:00 PM »

I suspect that a lot of issues are related to the electrical supply and voltage drop, have you composted the voltage at the motor to battery voltage?

Possibly it just wasn't a priority?

I remember the wipers on my Talbot Sunbeam were by far the most effective part of the car. Something to do with where they were built perhaps?
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