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1998 ford taurus se windshield wipers don't work

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Its one of three things - I'll put them in order of cost so check them in order:
1. Blown Fuse
2. Broken/Faulty switch
3. Wiper Motor.

Posted on May 09, 2014

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First you have to check if the motor has power. get a tester and test for power on the motor. if you are not getting power check a fuse, is you are getting power but the motor is not working then you may have to change it.

Posted on May 07, 2014

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SOURCE: 98 ford windstar. power windows, windshield wipers,willnot work,.

This sound like some type of relay switch failure in the fuse box, you need check all the fuses and see if they're all intact and make sure none of them are burned out. If all these are not working you have a live wire some where in you wire harness

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: where is the windshield wiper relay module located

there are two relays for the wiper run park relay and high / low relay they are located in the battery junction box under the hood and they are on the left side middle above the rows of fuses.

let me know if you have any more question.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford F150. windshield wipers,interior

check to see if you have corrosion in the fuse box or the GEM module, by removing the fuse box completely, disconnect the battery, take out the two screws and two 8mm bolts that hold the fuse box in, it will take some maneuvering to get it positioned right to disconnect the two wiring harnesses from the fuse box, they are bolted through the middle. Once removed, take the GEM module off the back of the fuse box and look for what would be something like the same corrosion you would see on your battery posts, usually one of these components is corroded and causing the problem, my buddy got a replacement fuse box for his from a wrecking yard for only 15 dollars, with all the fuses and relays. If you have this corrosion, then you probably have a windshield leak at the lower left hand corner of the windshield, it lets water drip onto the fuse box and GEM module. Hope this helps, let me know

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SOURCE: what is Windshield Wipers size for ford taurus

go to wally mart check the book or call the dealer in california thats still open and ask him

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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