Question about 1996 Mercury Villager
Its a 1996 mercury villager
You likely broke the plastic gear inside the wiper motor by turning wiper on when wipers were frozen to glass. you will have to replace the motor.
you can buy motor on Ebay cheap.
you have to remove screen at bottom of windshield for access. remove side windshield mouldings to be abe to get screen off.
watch very, very carefully how you get wiper linkage out or you will have a hard time getting it back in.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
SOURCE: Windshield Wiper Arm
Pull up on the wiper arm, you will see a tiny little blade on the side of the wiper arm where it goes over the post, take a little screwdriver and pry that out board, this will release the arm from the post, it will be tight, wiggle the arm and pull straight out away from the post.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Sounds like the wiper arm has become disconnected. There may be a clip or bushing that has broken or fallen off. The wiper motor/arms etc are accessible by taking the cover off (usually plastic and possibly held in by screws or large plastic slots) that's at the base of the windshield. You may have to lift the hood for access and removal. Just take your time and don't force anything.
It's really simple after that. You turn your motor on and look for moving parts, that'll be the wiper motor. Either it's disconnected at the motor or it be disconnected on the arm. Usually one arm will move both wipers. If you're lucky, maybe it's just fallen off and you can find the clip or bushing and re-attach it. Otherwise, you may have to get a new part, which in this case would probably come from the dealer.
You may possibly also get it from a junkyard, but chances are if it's a small part, then they may not sell it to you. However some junk yards WILL sell you these small parts, and others may even let you pull the part yourself. If you could do this, you could also see how the part properly attaches.
If it's confusing how to re-attach the parts, then you may have to buy a Haynes or Chilton manual to see exactly how everything looks. Diagrams would be great. If there's no good pix in the manual, then try online. The best would be to see fully functional operating wipers on a similar car. Maybe find a buddy to take a peek at his after you practice on yours.
The part if broken should fit multiple years of your make of car.
Get this fixed soon because not only will it not pass inspection, but it is highly unsafe.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Hello jlwhelchel: My name is Roger and I will answer your question. Raise the hood locate the wiper motor. Remove the cover held on by three screws. Remove the cover. The cover is the module.
Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. This way I know the information was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
remove the hose from the wiper arm and see if when you push the washer button that the fluid comes out the hose,if it does the sprayer nozzel is plugged if not replace the pupm
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
remove wiper arms and then you can raise the hood to remove screws that hold down the vent panel.
now carefully remove vent panel.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
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