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Joe H

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Wipers don't always work
« on: June 09, 2013, 04:05:39 AM »
When they do come on............they work fine.

Replaced switch.

Is there is a separate 17c476 intermittent governor

If so.................and it wasn't functioning all the time.......i think the wipers would still work...........just not the intermittent function.................right?

I read that there is an I.C.M. for the wipers/turn signals under dash to the left of steering column.

Anyone have any experience or knowledge of this problem/part ?

Anyone have one they could snip/clip?

thanks,
        Joe

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 06:09:39 PM »
Is there is a separate 17c476 intermittent governor

Yes, My guess is PN  E9SZ-17C476-A, SW-2202

Anyone have any experience or knowledge of this problem/part ?

It is next to the fuse box under the dash.  See attached.
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 03:56:09 PM »
Rockauto says there is an alternate intermittent governor part number is  F3SF17C476AA.

I could not find it in any NOS store.  You can try calling your Ford dealer?  If you can solder circuit boards I can post a link...  Otherwise your bet will be after market, a junk yard or car-part.com.
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« Last Edit: June 10, 2013, 04:54:38 PM by J.Miller »
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 12:23:40 AM »
Thanks for replies.
Hey , J.M.

If it was the governor then wouldn't the intermittent function not operate ?


TO SUM IT UP:
In other words the only problem I'm having isthat they don't always come on.
Could a bad gov. cause this?

I've been out of the business too long.
I know I used to know this answer.
Guess I'm over 50 now
so..............cough........cough

What was I talking about? :help:

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 06:59:41 AM »
Not sure.  Could be the motor could be the governor.  Odds are on the motor.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2013, 07:20:54 AM by J.Miller »
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 11:15:55 PM »
ok

Thanks for the reply  :)

I hate to do it.

But here is what I am trying to convey:

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=137004

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 11:48:00 PM »
they call it the icm : integrated control module

or.........

in this diagram:

the primary junction block

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KALAMYKID/2011-08-06_140407_wiper_control_module.jpg

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 06:12:26 PM »
AHHHHHHHHHHHH     HAH !!!!!!!!

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=137004

It worked ...........hahahahahahaha  heheheh

That's surreal.

I went and pushed on the ICM cuz it seemed to be 96 % tight but maybe just a lil
tiny intsy weeny bit loose and presto.

The wipers work.


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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 08:34:59 PM »
Any help on how to disconnect the ICM would be greatly appreciated !

Its the  beige connector on the bottom of fuse panel on 97 thunderbird
underdash panel

i think it had 10e850 on it
it has tabs on the ends but it doesn't seem to want to unplug

i always break connectors (hate it)
have a broken tps connector now

 gonna go try again with some needlenose pliers

oh......and .....im serious...........i push on it when wipers don't work and ...........WA LA !!!  I GOT WIPERS JACK !!!!

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 09:22:16 PM »
Mine had not gone bad so I will say this:  Stop being so impatient.  Ford connections always have some type of press on, pull out or some sorta release.  Take your time use mirrors and a flashlight.  Some times locating the part number and getting a replacement part is the best method.  You can look at the replacement part and see where to press or pull is located to remove the connectors.
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« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 09:35:56 PM by J.Miller »
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: Wipers don't always work
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 09:48:10 AM »
............being an Ex-Ford parts guy I had thought of that but they don't make it anymore. :naww: