How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor and Transmission Linkage Assembly

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APDTY 22711011 & 22711010 Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage & Motor Assembly For 2008-2012 Chevy Malibu / 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 / 2007-2009 Saturn Aura (Includes Wiper Intermittent Control)

Features: Complete Wiper Transmission Assembly Includes w/New OE Wiper Motor, Allows Replacement Of Both Parts At The Same Time, Premium Quality Part Lasts A Lifetime, Do Not Use To Clear Snow From Windshield, Exact OE Fit Form & Function

New From: $135.10 USD In Stock

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APDTY 713332 Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage Module Assembly For 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu / 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 / 2007-2009 Saturn Aura (Replaces 22711011)

Features: Allows The Proper Transfer Of Power From The Wiper Motor To The Wiper Blade Arms, Complete Linkage Assembly, Premium Quality Part Lasts A Lifetime, Do Not Use To Clear Snow From Windshield

New From: $58.54 USD In Stock

You’ll want to choose one of the above parts. The first one comes with a motor. The second, cheaper, one comes without a motor.

This set of repair instructions apply to

2005-2009 Pontiac G6
2008-2012 Chevy Malibu
2007-2009 Saturn Aura

Often referred to a Wiper System Module, this is made up of  a wiper motor and the mechanical linkage that actuates the wiper blades.  After several years of use or from excessive
conditions like snow, this linkage can break and cause the wiper blades to move sporadically or not at all.

1.) Ensure that the wipers are set to the ‘PARK’ position

2.) Open hood
3.) Remove wiper arm nut finish cap
4.) Remove the wiper arm nut
5.) To remove the wiper arm requires a special tool.
** Removing the wiper arm without a removal tool. Fold wiper arm to the service position (facing upward) gentle rock the arm on pivot shaft to remove

6.) Remove the air inlet grille panel and hood seal. Fasteners are most often push-pin style.  But, some models do use small trim bolts.
7.) Remove the bolts attaching the wiper module to the plenum

8.) Carefully lift the wiper module out of the plenum
9.) Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor and the clip retaining the electrical harness to the wiper motor
10.) Remove the wiper module assembly from the vehicle

Reverse removal procedure for installation.
*When installing the wiper arms, align the wiper arm onto the wiper module pivot shaft with wiper blade to the wiper dots/stops on the windshield.
When job is complete inspect for proper operation.

Torque Specs
Wiper Arm Nuts 25 lb ft
Wiper Module Bolts 89 lb in


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3 Responses

  1. jay tulsi says:

    I can’t find two dots in the windshield and can’t get the wipers to park properly. Help!! Its driving me crazy

  2. Tim says:

    What size and thread nuts connect the wiper arms to the linkage? I lost one and have not been able to find the wiper arm but specs. Thanks.

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