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Front wipers not working

The motor is operating, but the wipers won't move. How do I access the motor?

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Lift up the hood. Remove the plastic covering by the window called a cawel. The motor should be visible. The only problem is the nut may be loose from the motor to the wiper blades.

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SOURCE: 2006 ford focas wiper motor works but the wipers

the arms going to the wipers are broken they are called the transmission arms see if there is a clip that holds them to the motor or maybe a bolt has worked its way loose if not replace the transmission for the wipers

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