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WIPERS WON'T TURN OFF

MY 1998 FORD ESCORT WIPERS WONT TURN OFF. I HAD TO DISCONNECT THE MOTOR SO I COULD RUN MY HEAT BUT HAVE NO WIPERS

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Having windshield wiper/washer problems? Here are some more common problems.

  • Motor:
The wiper motor is commonly replaced and was often not the problem. Don't replace the motor yet. maybe it's not the motor. It could be a fuse or something at the wiper switch. The wiper motor has two windings, fast and slow. The wiper switch sends a ground signal to each motor winding. More often, there are problems with the relay, or at the wiper switch, or in the cable to the motor.
  • Windshield Washer:
Don't be too quick to replace the washer pump. The problem is often just a clog in the sprayer heads. You can clean out the sprayer holes with a needle, some have two holes, so look closely. Hope this helps.

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Turn signal switch sounds defective or it may simply be the wiper relay is stuck. Locate and pull the relay.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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If your arm looks like a hook (which it should), once you find and press the little tab and then jiggle the wiper and firmly pull towards the open side of the arm hook, it should come loose. You will probably have to rotate the blade to the side to make space to clear the hook (sometimes the hook flexes the blade a bit which is ok). Be careful not to bend the arm but be firm.

FYI, All new replacement windshield wiper blades come with step-by-step, illustrated instructions.

Lastly, make sure you get not only the right length of replacement wiper, get the correct attachement. If you always use the application guide, you will get both: attachement and length. The application guides are at the store or you can go online to look them up (google something like lookup wiper size).

Hope this helps,
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Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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Yes it is the starter motor, remove it and check, you probabley will have to replace the starter Bendix.

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SOURCE: Rear wiper Ford Explorer 1998 won't work.

Look for the fuse for the rear wiper motor is a 15 amp mini-fuse , in location # 8 of your POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX in the engine compartment. Check in the PD BOX for; - relay # 8 is the rear wiper down relay , and - relay # 10 is the rear wiper up relay .

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power is wht/or & blk/blu. to make the wiper move both left and right across window, it alternates positive and negative polarity.

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SOURCE: rear drum removal 1998 ford escort

Hi,
Removing the drums can be a little difficult if they are really worn and. have a large lip inside where the brake shoes have worn them down.
Anyway here goes, loosen wheel nut/s slightly, raise the car and make safe by using an axle stand or similar then lower it so the wheel is off the ground.
Remove all nut/s and take wheel to one side, you'll then see the whole of the drum, there should be 1 or 2 retaining Philips type screws between the locating holes for the wheel, these need to be removed possibly with an impact screwdriver if too tight.
Once screws are out release the hand brake, hopefully the drum will rotate, try waggling it from side to side along it circumference pulling the drum towards you, it may move a few mm then lock? try using a very heavy rubber mallet to thump the outside edge of the drum whilst turning it. This hopefully will loosen the brake shoes holding the drum on you may need to keep doing this for a good while.
If you have no success then try carefully doing the same with a copper/hide hammer. Still no joy then possibly the lip inside is too great meaning the drums maybe beyond their wear limit so a good belt with a heavy lump hammer is the only way.
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