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How to remove and install your front cowling on your Ford Edge

The front cowling removal will allow access to remove and install struts and also access the windshield wiper assembly. Easy to do with just hand tools.
Ford Edge Front Cowling removal and installation

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How easy is it to replace the front wiper motor on a 2004 ford escape ? Where is it located ?



Front Wiper Motor
Removal & Installation

NOTE A new wiper motor assembly comes with the linkage arm installed.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft
    WARNING Do not remove the wiper motor linkage arm from the wiper motor assembly. If the arm is removed, the wiper arms may not park in the correct location.
    NOTE Use a suitable tool to separate the wiper linkage arm from the wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft assembly.
  3. Remove the 3 bolts and the wiper motor.

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    Fig. Wiper motor and linkage

To install:
  1. Install wiper motor and bolts.
  2. Tighten wiper motor bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
  3. Install windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft.
  4. Check wiper operation.

Rear Wiper Motor
- Removal & Installation
  1. Remove the rear pivot arm.
  2. Remove the rear wiper motor shaft nut cover
  3. Remove the rear wiper motor shaft nut.
  4. Open the lift gate window.
  5. Remove the rear wiper motor cover trim panel.
  6. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  7. Remove the 2 rear window wiper motor nuts
  8. Remove the rear window wiper motor.

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    Fig. Rear wiper motor view-2008 model shown, other years similar

To install:
  1. Install rear wiper motor and tighten mounting nuts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  2. Reconnect the electrical connector.
  3. Install wiper motor cover trim panel.
  4. Install rear wiper pivot arm tighten nut to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  5. Install shaft nut cover.
  6. Check wiper operation.

Good luck (remember rated this post).

Feb 25, 2010 | 2004 Ford Escape

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How do I remove the windshield wiper motor from a Ford F-250?


2002 Ford F-250 Windshield Wiper Motor Removal & Installation 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Turn the ignition switch ON until the wiper blades are straight up, then turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 3. Remove the right-hand and left-hand windshield wiper arm and blade assemblies. 4. Remove the cowl top vent panels. 5. Detach the electrical hardness connector at the windshield wiper motor assembly. 6. Remove 3 wiper motor (module assembly) retaining bolts and remove the module assembly from the vehicle. 7. Remove the wiper linkage retaining bolt and remove the linkage from the wiper motor. 8. Remove 3 retaining nuts and remove the windshield wiper motor To install; 9. Place the windshield wiper motor in position and install 3 retaining nuts. Tighten to 10-12 ft. lbs. (12-17 Nm). 10. Connect the wiper linkage to the windshield wiper motor and install the retaining bolt. Tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). 11. Place the wiper motor (module assembly) in position and install 3 retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 6 ft. lbs. (9Nm). 12. Install the electrical hardness connector to the windshield wiper motor. 13. Connect the negative battery cable. 14. Allow the windshield wiper motor to cycle several times while checking for proper wiper motor operation. 15. Turn the windshield wiper motor to the OFF position to park the wiper motor in the park position. 16. Install the cowl top vent panels. 17. Install the wiper arm and blade assemblies. Install the retaining nuts and tighten to 22-29 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm). 18. Connect the negative battery cable. 19. Check the windshield wiper motor for proper operation and the wiper arms for adjustment.

Nov 09, 2009 | 2002 Ford E250

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Ford Taurus 1999SE-Windshield wiper motor just hums.How to fix ?


Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the wiper arms.
  4. Remove the 8 plastic retainers and the 6 clips holding the cowl vent screens to the inner panels. Turn the retainers 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to remove.
  5. Remove the cowl vent screens.
  6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor and remove the 4 bolts that mount the module assembly to the cowl.
  7. Remove the windshield wiper module from the vehicle.
  8. Rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise direction to gain access to the bolt retaining the arm to the motor. WARNING
    Always rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise motion or damage to the motor could occur.
  9. Remove the nut retaining the wiper operating arm to the wiper motor.
  10. Remove the three wiper motor-to-wiper module assembly retaining bolts and remove the motor from the vehicle.
To Install:
  1. Position the wiper motor on to the module assembly. Install the three wiper motor-to-wiper module assembly retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 115-151 in lbs (13-17 Nm).
  2. Position the wiper operating arm on the wiper motor output shaft. Install the mounting nut and tighten to 22-29 ft-lbs (30-40 Nm).
  3. Position the windshield wiper module onto the cowl. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 106 in-lbs (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the wiper motor electrical connector.
  5. Position the cowl vent screens onto the inner panels. Install the 8 plastic retainers and the 6 clips holding the cowl vent screens to the inner panels. Turn the retainers 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to install.
  6. Install the wiper arms.
  7. Connect the battery ground cable.
  8. Adjust wiper arms if necessary.

Here is the picture of the motor....it is the round object in the middle of the picture that looks like a can and has a square block on the end of it.

You have to remove the cowl vent panel....just under the windshield. $64.00 for a new motor.

Oct 01, 2009 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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Front Windsheild Wipers


I have 2007 only. please rate as solved if this is what you needed. good luck.

SECTION 501-16: Wipers and Washers 2007 Freestar/Monterey Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 04/27/2006
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  1. Remove the windshield wiper arms.
  1. NOTE: Disconnect the washer hose before removing the cowl panel grille.
    Remove the pushpin-type retainers and the cowl panel grille.
  1. Remove the washer hose grommet from the cowl panel and position aside the washer hose.
  1. If equipped, remove the A/C air inlet filter.
  1. Remove the 9 cowl panel bolts and position aside the cowl panel.
  1. Disconnect the windshield wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the cowl panel from the vehicle.
  1. Remove the 4 bolts and the windshield wiper motor.
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Installation
  1. Position the wiper pivot arms on the windshield wiper motor and install the bolt.
    • Tighten to 15 Nm (11 lb-ft).
  1. Install the 3 windshield wiper-to-cowl panel bolts.
    • Tighten to 15 Nm (11 lb-ft).
  1. Position the cowl panel in the vehicle and connect the windshield wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Install the washer hose and grommet in the cowl panel.
  1. Install the 9 cowl panel bolts.
    • Tighten to 6 Nm (53 lb-in).
  1. If equipped, install the A/C air inlet filter.
  1. Position the cowl panel grille in the vehicle and connect the washer hose.
  1. Install the pushpins.
  1. Install the windshield arms and nuts.
    • Tighten to 27 Nm (20 lb-ft).
  1. Cycle and park the windshield wipers to check for correct alignment.
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Apr 09, 2009 | 2006 Ford Freestar

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1998 f150 ford wipe linkage


I had a similar problem the plastic in front of the windshield is the cowl. to remove it I had to pop plastic cover over nuts holding wiper arms. remove them then remove all the screws and two plastic pop retainers and a rubber strip and a number of slide on clips to remove the two piece cowl then remove the electrical plug on the motor and three hex head screws holding the assembly in place (if you extend the linkage toward passenger side it will be easier to remove the assembly) you can get
replacement bushings on line at www.rockauto.com I couldn't find them locally here but did find them
on line . the ones I got are wiper linkage bushings help part no 49451 they are difficult to remove so I cut the worn ones off then used a proper sized socket and c clamp to install the new ones
bigbobpa

Jan 09, 2009 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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