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How can I adjust my ford focus wiper travel range

I had a mechanic replace my wiper linkage and now my wipers do not travel the full range, is there a way to adjust the travel range.

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    kennethpe405 May 06, 2014

    that must be one poor mechanic you had to do it, there is not really much you are going to be able to do with it ,it should have been done when it was installed .I dont know what he has done so its hard to guess at this ,he may have bent the arms or you may be able to remove the wiper arms and turn the wipers on and then turn them off then see if you can snap them back on about level at the bottom of the window

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    Kevin Sinclair May 06, 2014

    is there a trave adjustment on the wiper transmission as I am willing to take everything apart

  • agresham May 07, 2014

    I've never seen an adjustable setup, the throw of the arm is set by the geometry of the design, not any kind of adjustment. If it's only half an ince or so out, is it perhaps simply a case of the arm being fitted at a different angle? You'd correct that simply by loosening the nut at teh base of the wiper arm and, after a wiggle, setting it at the correct angle then retightening. If it's out more than half an inch or so then I'd expect the arm to be hitting on something at the bottom of the stroke if the mistake that I'm referring to was made.



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This should have been checked before the mechanic gave you the car back.the lack of travel indicates they put the linkage in the wrong place where it engages to the motor.take it back and have them correct this.You can do nothing unless you are handy and want to take apart yourself and play with it. good luck

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don't have to remove the dash- remove the plastic black cowl just under the wipers. The "pop" you heard is probably the clasp coming off the ball nut connected to the wiper motor. check the mounting plate for damage (usually they're good or need a little bending-needle nose pliers work best). Screw the two nuts back down after you reposition the unit. Turn on wipers to test connection, but make sure wipers are clear before testing. Replace cowl and you're back in business.

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remove the wiper arm L&R using the corresponding the cowl plastic cover by removing the screws along the sides.upon removing the cover you can access the wiper motor and linkages.disconnect the connector and bolts and take it out in one piece more easier to replace

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Yes, I think that if you remove the cover to the wiper linkage, it will become apparent how to repair the linkage through either replacement, or by putting it back together, if a plastic joint came out of its socket.

Sometimes, too much ice can cause a plastic joint to pop out. In many cases, in my experience, it's not broken, but can be popped back together until it pops out again in inclement weather conditions.

If it is, in fact broken, then the joints can be purchased at your dealership for a nominal cost.

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