Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

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Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Postby Austin Lucas » 16 Feb 2017 11:49

Any suggestions on wiper motor conversions that are slightly more modern than using one from a Mazda 626 or a 620?

I currently do not have a wiper motor at all in my car (510 or otherwise). I do have the linkage and wiper assembly but no motor so a rebuild is not an option at this time.

I have read the Dime Quarterly's article on the 626 swap but cannot find an 84-87 Mazda 626 (or 323) in a junkyard within a few hundred miles of me and ordering the motor online does not include the needed Mazda linkage for the swap.

I've searched the forum and haven't had much luck with any other alternatives that are still easily available.

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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Postby okayfine » 16 Feb 2017 20:06, or put a search alert in at ebay.
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Postby RMS » 16 Feb 2017 22:25

for most wiper conversions you need the little arm off the stock motor. most jideco 3 post motors can be made to work with the 510 linkage. some wires will need to be swapped around on the pin out and the stops adjusted.
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Postby icehouse » 17 Feb 2017 22:23

rockauto has them as well. I better order one before they are gone.
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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Postby spriso » 18 Feb 2017 12:51


I would take a good look at a Mid-90s Acura Itegra wiper motor-- they bolt up to the stock 510 linkage (without modification) and the bolt spacing is correct for the mounting plate. I had to do two small relief cuts on the mounting plate to clear the body of the wiper motor, but that took no time at all. The way that the clocking of the splined shaft at the back of the motor matches the 510 wiper motor too.

I like the smaller body of the Integra wiper motor compared to the 510 or 626 wiper motor too. You can easily find them at any pick-n-pull for about $30.

On my conversion, I added a stock Nissan wiper delay, and changed the wiper switch to the three position, lighted version found in later 70s Datsuns so I could add intermittent wipers.

Here is a quick video showing how the linkage is bolted on and the intermittent wipers, and the park was working correctly:

Hope that helps!

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Re: Alternative Modern Wiper Motor Conversions

Postby yenpit » 24 Mar 2017 18:41

Following!! The Integra sap sounds intriguing! :D
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