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It's a truck! It's a car! No, it's a Chevy SSR! In this video I have a look at an '06 SSR that came in with a customer complaint of, "wipers that have a mind of their own." Doesn't take long to find the problem and to find the errors in service data that would lead a fella down the wrong path. -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Chevrolet ssr: wipers gone haywire”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevan Rose says:

    I changed the wiper motor in my 81 ford truck and I think it may have been easier to pull the v8 motor out then to change that soft ball size wiper motor. Hope the new one lasts for another 40 years.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marshall115 says:

    had a 98 s10 that did that-stupid circuit board ON the Wiper motor!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rithius3485 says:

    You should have the job to rewrite them things for GM etc

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yellow Jacket says:

    You Know what Eric You have worked on alot of chevrolets But You Have never done a Chevy HHR repair video I wonder why this is??? Could it be the HHR was built right and the owners can do the repairs at home or is it because people in the Rust belt Dont buy them?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars turner0224 says:

    So professional , even got a new shirt on. Ah forget the math call Ivan…..ha ha ha

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars turner0224 says:

    This is like the maze they give the kids at Red Lobster ha ha ha

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike P says:

    "Hey, whats up Ohmie?" LOL! Thats awesome. 🤣

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thepaperboy says:

    Excellent. Love going through the logic of you trouble shooting.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    Alright, another good video and great commentary also.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Doane says:

    Reminds me of my fathers old 54 ran forever and a day he used it for deliveries of large appliances so I sat for a long time The dead of winter at two other vehicles one brand new it's only one that started

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Doane says:

    Beautiful truck

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John E. Carr says:

    Great Video!, Thanks

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j delo says:

    Great video. Amazing how you diagnosed that problem.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hamilton says:

    I worked on a 1972 Chevelle wagon that the wipers would not stop. This was before anyone knew about testing or at least I assume that. They way I fixed it was put an extra switch to cut the power going to the wiper switch. I am sure it was the "park system" that was faulty!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Beard says:

    Is it weird I'm worried the tool boxes my leaves scratches

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Stoffel says:

    wash has no r in it

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Sawyer says:

    None of us would have complained if you had taken the time to use a little hand cleaner before smudging all the diagrams up.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JW45-70 says:

    I wouldn't have had the patience to work on this junk

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lennox Caldwell says:

    so what scanner do you suggest for the average dyi type of guy with a fairly good mechinial background

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric H says:

    Bet years ago when you wanted to be a mechanic, that you didnt realize you would end up an electrician 🙂

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightrunnerXM says:

    "We come in to pink" ….Nah. Too easy.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Campbell says:

    I love this because I don't know

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bamboo Forest says:

    My wipers are vacuum!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vreeland says:

    Still watching the video – and I can say that A1-Cardone has ALWAYS gone the extra miles for me – every time. Good company.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CARS LOVER says:

    I can't find you on the Facebook

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Rackley says:

    Great Mr owe as always

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    You made it seem pretty easy to understand

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UAa320 says:

    let's take those wipers to the next level.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars niteninja 01 says:

    Freaking hate this trucks, worked at chevy dealership and people would bring these damn things in and they just suck cant find any parts and when you do they are stupid expensive

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Barber says:

    Great video

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Leonard says:

    In your opinion, if power and ground were sent to the wiper motor and just wait to see if it starts acting up with no other input, would that be a valid test? Might have to wait to long for it to act up?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucas Ellyson says:

    Id have checked the washer fluid level….. duh

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Meers says:

    I'm a pro, but I can't understand a schematic. Good job!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vito gio says:

    you know we call gm information stupid information si does not surprise me gm sends you on a goose chase all the time .. manuals most time leads you to goose chase ,, reading diagram is the best

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars asthenewt says:

    What a butt ugly car that is. . Bet its a pile of poo in all ways too.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Chambers says:

    " . . .make your own test plan . . .". That's what makes you the rabbi of diagnosis.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dillon Knight says:

    Prodemand through me for a loop the other day. Following the flow chart for a c1000 on a 2012 dodge ram. The brake light switch would internmently short out and keep the brake lights on and the abs and trailer light would flash.
    So i get into it and it want me to check for voltage backfeeding through the abs module, which entails unplugging main abs connector and testing voltage on our brake signal 1 that feeds into the ecu. I had no power which then prompted me to replace abs module. After looking at the wiring diagram that shiz still dont make sense

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregorio razgado says:

    When even your wipers have a vacuum, live data intermitten communication with your starter, chank shaft sensor .

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars taizer says:

    I drove one of those cars and they are the ugliest cars I have ever seen. but somehow old poeple like 80 years old love them and those ugly thunder birds. now my eyes hurt

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Barnes says:

    Not sure on that specific model of GM, but most of the "smart" motors from gm models of that time range have a position sense in the motor that gets grease on the contacts and gets possessed. They like to start as bouncing around and stopping in the wrong place, but can also just turn on without warning or not shut off. taking the motor apart and cleaning it evicts the gremlins for a while until the geese gets back in the sensor again. Have to clean the inside of the motor about every 6 months to a year on an 02 envoy with one of the smart motors.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aridogg2 says:

    Stupid Shitty Ride

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MECHANIX says:

    I saw you on FD automotriz, you are great Eric, please keep sharing a ton of knolodge that you have!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OzzSabbath says:

    I am not even close to being a mechanic. I can do some basic maintenance and that's about it. I love how Eric tackles each problem by thinking simple and then ramping it up. I think this holds true for any troubleshooting. I'm a front-end web developer and have to constantly troubleshoot browser problems coding errors etc. Believe it or not, these videos have helped me in my methods of troubleshooting. Seems strange for two completely different careers, but the concept is the same. Thanks Mr. O!