Jeep Wrangler Windshield Wiper Motor
Covering the motor is a rubber boot. The new motor requires that you install the old boot in order for the warranty to be honored. I'm not sure how they would know. The boot was so difficult to remove that I ended up cutting it off.
The boot is basically useless as far as I can tell. The boot does not keep the motor dry, and even worse, holds water against the motor housing. When I replaced my motor, I used some GM non-hardening spray undercoating all over the motor to help water-proof it.