Question about 1999 Ford Taurus
They (the wiper motor and mechanism) are underneath the cowl vent screen.
To replace the motor and mechanism:
1: Turn the ignition to the on position with the wipers at low speed. When the arms are point straight up, turn it off.
2: Use a small screwdriver and pry the plastic caps from the wiper arm mounting ends.
3: Disconnect negative battery terminal
4: Remove the small retaining nup from each wiper arm, then the arms.
5: Remove the cowl screen by turning the eight plastic retainers 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Next remove the six screen retaining clips. If it's a 2000 or later, remove four bolts that secure the arm monting bar so that you can access the wiper motor.
6: Disconnect the electical connections and remove the four screws that secure the motor and mechanism to the cowl, and take out the motor-mechanism assembly.
7: The drive mechanism isn't serviceable, but the motor can be replaced. Remove the operating arm nut from the motor shaft, and remove the three screws that hold the motor to the drive mechanism.
8: Reinstall the wiper mechanism into the cowl and connect the electrical connectors. (Before reinstalling the wiper arms and blades, turn the ignition to the on position and turn the wiper switch to either LO or HI, then turn the wiper switch Off. This lets the motor cycle to the park position thus avoiding damage to the arms and drive mechanism).
9: Install the wiper pivot arms, ensuring the blade tips align with the park reference mark at the base of the windshield.
10: Ensure that your wiper blade is fully seated on the wiper arm before operation the wipers.
11: Finish up the reverse way you began.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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