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In this video I have a look at a Dodge ram 3500 Dually that has a customer complaint of, "the wipers only work sometimes." Seems easy right? As long as you stick to your diagnostic plan you will come to the right answer fast, every time.
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49 thoughts on “Dodge ram 3500: no wipers”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Oliveira says:

    You never proved ground.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Paredes says:

    Great Video Erik, just a quick question, can you share the model and brand of the flashlight you used here, i will appreciate thanks

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

    Usually with wipers I check ground and fuses before getting into the cowl and yes often check the washer if its attached to the wipers I have worked on some that the washer was separate or just a squeeze bulb type on the floor and be careful with those they have a pressure regulator on them and they often rupture when extreme pressure is applied

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike says:

    Glad I found this one. My wipers work fine but I have some mouse crud under that cowling. I was avoiding it but now see it comes right off. BTW…I too knew Mrs. "O" was going to hit that horn.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Fox says:

    Man o Man share with me the details of that torch! very bright, magnetic,small, I want one . I am a fan by the way.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Rugtiv says:

    Yes lots of mechanic would have put the shot gun on it

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RJB says:

    Sounds like over kill. Check the fuse them check the motor. Done

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dependable Auto Truck says:

    now i know how to easily test wipers never had to but if don't forget thanks

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 88jopar says:

    Love how you breakdown electrical work and it always seems most of the work you do are Chrysler vehicles. However, 90% of these Chrysler vehicles that you work on have electrical diagnosis and wiring or parts repaired or replaced. I never see you replace alternators or batteries on these Chryslers. It is frequently the TIPM, ground wiring, or an open circuit in the wiring of any Chrysler vehicle you work on. Must sometimes drive you nuts, Eric but because of how you methodically break it down, you make it look easy.
    I rarely see you work on other mechanical components on Chryslers. Chrysler better improve their electrical systems but it seems like most of the Chrysler vehicles you work on, from what I see are the Chrysler vehicles made from 2005 to 2010.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars - hbwink - says:

    Thanks for your wiper repair diagnostic video using the schematic; also your load 4 amp test of the ground using the light was a good reminder to use sufficient amp draw for valid load test.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Aint that a pain. All it needs is a wiper motor. I would sell them 2. One for the front and one for the back.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars the driveway Man says:

    Even though I want to make a good video I would’ve just tap the motor with a hammer

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Devine says:

    Rule number one never mess with the person who cooks your food!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Harrell says:

    Work SMART, not HARD!!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheSoulxSociety says:

    Wish I could use my noggin as well as you. Thanks a lot on your ways of teaching!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars t watson says:

    My ram 2500 has no windshield wipers and no brake lights at same time fuses are good. I am suspecting a bad combo switch. Weird thing is I have a trailer brake controller and it still lights up when I step on the brake but it doesn't send power to the trailer brakes or tail lights either, unless I slide the brake switch on it then the trailer brakes and the brake lights on the truck and trailer all work.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BUZ1952 Z says:

    LOL We both know!!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerry Rig says:

    Show The End Results Of The New Wiper Motor In Action….

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mariah Brewer says:

    Ack! You're using pen instead of pencil on the wiring diagram! 🙂
    Great to know about pulling the wiper blades upward about 30 degrees before pulling the slider and getting the #%@ things to come off.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Price says:

    Excellent diagnosis great thanks gerbilly.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CrazyPetez says:

    Excellent troubleshooting.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Spranger says:

    02 was the beginning of the 3rd gen and 01 was the last of those 2nd gens

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Embermist69 says:

    Ya sticking the hand in there is no fun, luckily I had my dad by to turn it off. But damn and thankfully they don't have that much torque. I know I got lucky, and it wasn't in the spots that can cut the digits off by chance, but still not fun one damn bit.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ryan Lewis says:

    You mentioned NAPA and Advance. You have a world pac in your area?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ouarkie says:

    You must be happy to have your Topside Creeper back. That would make that job a lot more comfortable.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Enceladus Fox says:

    Good call, thanks for the video as always !

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Belmares III says:

    I like you train of thought and your theory teachings

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Great video Eric O

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred says:

    Where to you get your diagrams from like a site or top secret stuff.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KTC Garage says:

    I just did a video of installing a new wiper motor on my Trooper and I used a reman. Kinda worried if it will last but I Can’t run down to the corner Isuzu dealer 😂 great video Eric o

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rockcycle Studio says:

    I use the id vip method inspect,diagnose,verify,isolate,pinpoint…which is what you just did…thanks Eric and Mrs O great video except for that smell it’s stuck in my nose.🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Meterman says:

    eric where do you get your electrical diagrams from?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ekim955yt says:

    How could she make such a mistake?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ekim955yt says:

    Maybe you're going to have to let Mrs O go?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CTSCAPER says:

    I have an '02 2500 diesel with the quad cab, just starting to show rust in the usual places, frame is in great condition. Called Safelite to replace the windshield.

    Guy around 25 spent about 1/2 hr trying to get the wiper blades off and gave up. I asked if there was another tech he could call for some tips. Crickets.

    Two days later guy around 50 shows up and pops the wiper blades right off. Why didn't the young guy call him for advice?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander Brown says:

    Well with a mouse smell I was expecting a chewed wire and a nest.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A LeBlanc says:

    I've never felt a "I don't think I can" attitude from you and I doubt I ever will. Thanks Eric!!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ram Ram says:

    I didnt know they were married!!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Thanks for the videos.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Call says:

    Crazy. I just diagnosed a wiper motor today. Question. Who do you use for your schematics? Just curious. Like the layout.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ***Classified*** says:

    I'm having a similar issue with mine. High and low work fine but when on any intermittent speed the wipers park at random spots on the windshield. Seemed like a no-brainer bad switch so I replaced it and no change. Guess it's time to test the motor.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walter Shulas says:

    great video

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Holmes says:

    The horn trick never gets old Mrs O. Made me laugh again. Great vid Mr O