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What is the name of the screws that hold down the plastic cowl piece where the wipers come out? The screw heads are star shaped. Thanx

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Torx screws.

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Whipers


They do sometimes wear down as they are plastic parts inside the wiper units on your steering column.
I changed my unit a while back on my wifes s40 . You may need to lower the steering column if its an adjustable column to gain access to the screw. If you can then take off the cowling plastic covers around the steering column . The whole switch mechanism is there . Write down the numbers on it as you will need the same part number . I bought onefor 75 pounds sterling at a breakers which came from a newer model than mine as the part numbers were the same.
The electrics simply click out and back into the new one.
There may be star screws holding the part on. As it was a while ago i cannot remember if they are star or Phillips straight slot screws holding it in.

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How to change the coil in a 2004 ford freestar 3.9L


The ignition coil on a 2004 Ford Freestar is a bit of work to replace. Here are some steps:
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable;

2. Remove windshield wiper arms (you might need a cheap puller to get the arms off the spindles), marking the windshield with tape to help you reposition the wiper arms;
3. Remove the trim screws from the upper cowling and remove the cowling;
4. Remove a bunch of screws from the lower cowling, taking care not to remove the screws holding the wiper motor onto the lower cowling;
5. Remove the lower cowling with the wiper motor attached;
6. There is a large black piece on the passenger side of the car that covers up a big part of the engine. There are three screws that if you loosen you'll be able to remove this part;
7. Now you can get to the ignition coil, which is on the back of the engine; remove the wires (marking where the go);
8. There are only three screws that hold the coil on. Two on your right and one on the left (as you look into the engine compartment). Remove the three screws and the coil comes right out.
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How do you remove the heater motor from a merc 300d 1993


The heater motor is beneath the windscreen wiper. 1) remove the rubber edge strip that runs across the engine bay separating the the engine from the battery on one side and the brake servo on the other. 2) at the back of the engine bay the middle panel is held on by large plastic finger tightened nuts, remove these and lift out the panel. 3) loosen the rubber strip to the base of the windscreen and surrounding the windscreen wiper mechanism. 4) remove the screws that holds the plastic guttering along the base of the screen. 5) be aware of clip underneath at the inner part of the guttering where it meets the surround to the central wiper unit cowl. 6) remove the top four screws and two on the underside of the cowl and lift away. Undo the 4 bolts (10mm) that hold the wiper motor frame and remove the clip that holds it in the middle to the bulk head lower down. Disconnect the motor and lift away. 7) you now have access to the heater motor, it held by three screws. Disconnect the electrical connector and lift it out. On my own car I had a situation where the heater motor would come on or work faster as I turned left but went off or slowed right down when I turned right. Both the carbon brushes has become fixed in their passageways and the slight shift of the motor spindle in the bearings either made or broke the electrical contact between the now fixed brushes and the armature. A simple removal of the brushes to clean and lubricate has ensured no further incidence.

Jul 15, 2010 | 1993 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 300 Class

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How to replace a windshield wiper motor


the wiper motor is located under the cowl. (the black plastic piece at the bottom of the windshield, under the wiper arms) remove the wiper arms, remove the cowl, it is held on with aprrox 8 phillips screws. Two of these screws are hidden, Open the door on either side and in the crack between the door and the front fender at the top you will see a screw. HTH

Jun 16, 2010 | 1992 Ford Taurus

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I need to install a new ignition coil in my 1998 ford windstar. How do i do this?


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You can sometimes (if you have 2 elbows on each arm) reach around the back of the intake manifold and replace the coil pack using a 1/4 inch rachet with a 7mm socket.
Most of the time you need to remove the plastic cowl assembly located under the windshield wipers. To do this remove both wiper arms by lifting the plastic covers at the bottom of each wiper arm. Remove the 15mm nuts that hold the wiper arms down and wiggle the arms while pulling upwards until they come off (take note of which is left and right, they are different sizes). Next remove the plastic phillips screws/ plastic rivets that hold the cowl down on the bottom towards the engine(the screw comes up half way and when you pull up the base/ rivet comes up with it).
Next pull up on the cowl where it meets the windshield left or right side and you will hear the retainers snap and release. Continue pulling until the cowl is loose. Next disconnect the hoses that go to the washer nozzles. Put the cowl aside.
Next remove the micron filter located on the passengers side of the cowl (if it has one it is a good time to replace it). Remove from left to right 8or 9 8mm bolts that hold the lower cowl down. On the drivers side disconnect the 8 pin connector for the wiper motor. Now disconnect the washer fluid hose that goes thru the cowl on the passengers side. Lift up on the cowl and you should be able to wiggle it out and set it aside. You can now see the coil pack behind the intake manifold. Take note of spark plug wire location on the coil pack because they have to go back on in the same order.. Reassemble in reverse order. Note that while the cowl is off it is a great time to replace the spark plugs on the back of the engine.
Good luck to you and congratulations for doing it yourself

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I have a 2008 impala and need to change the cabin air filter. However, I don't know how to remove the clips to remove the plastic under the wipers.


1. Put windsheild wipers in up position.
2. Remove the weather stripping from the passenger side cowl.
3.Unclip the wiper fliud hose.
4.Unscrew and remove fitting on sides of cowl.
5.Remove center screw cap
6.Take out the cowl cover. You may need to use a flat head screw driver to help it along.

Mar 13, 2010 | 2008 Chevrolet Impala

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Location of wiper motor 1999 chevy silverado


under hood drivers side on fire wall between engine and brake master cylinder take off wiper arms slide tab at bottom lift off -- un- screw cowl the cowl is in 3 parts -unscrew center with hood closed first the screws are recessed about an 1-1/2 below the top of cowl open hood and unscrew the both sides of cowl and remove than remove center watch the washer hoses now will have access to the wiper transmission mark where transmission is before unbolting motor and transmission remove motor install is in reverse

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Need to know where the wiper gears are located


the wiper control components are located under the "cowl" which is the plastic cover under the wiper arms. to remove the cowl, unbolt the wiper arms and remove any screws holding the cowl to the vehicle body. then you should be able to gain access to any components you need to from there.

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ROVER MGF.REMOVING WIPER MECHANISM.


Pivot Shafts and Linkage
The windshield wiper assembly is mounted below cowl top extension (021A36) . Linkages are connected with non-removable plastic ball joints. Windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shafts are an integral part of the windshield wiper and are serviced as one unit. Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove antenna mast from the antenna base.
  1. Remove cap on LH and RH windshield wiper pivot arms to expose nuts retaining the arms to pivot shafts.
  1. Remove two nuts, one from each of windshield wiper pivot arms . Lift wiper arms to service position, carefully rocking them back and forth to loosen them from the pivot shaft. Lift off windshield wiper pivot arms .
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the cowl top vent panel.
  1. Disconnect windshield washer hose (17A605) at LH side of vehicle just ahead of where it enters cowl top.
  1. Remove hood cowl seal.
  1. Carefully remove cowl top vent panel from vehicle.
  1. Remove three retaining screws to cowl drain tube that is connected to top cowl.
  1. Disconnect wiring harness leading to windshield wiper motor.
  1. Remove five screws retaining cowl top to vehicle and remove cowl top and windshield wiper from vehicle.
  1. Remove two screws and two nuts retaining windshield wiper to cowl top and separate the two parts.
  1. Remove drive linkage from motor shaft linkage.
  1. Remove remaining screws attaching windshield wiper and separate the two parts.
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Item Part Number Description 1 02010 Cowl Top Panel 2 N621906-S2 Nut (2 Req'd) 3 17508 Windshield Wiper Motor 4 N805605-S36 Screw (2 Req'd) 5 17500 Windshield Wiper Assembly A — Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 Lb-In)

Feb 23, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 f150 ford wipe linkage


I had a similar problem the plastic in front of the windshield is the cowl. to remove it I had to pop plastic cover over nuts holding wiper arms. remove them then remove all the screws and two plastic pop retainers and a rubber strip and a number of slide on clips to remove the two piece cowl then remove the electrical plug on the motor and three hex head screws holding the assembly in place (if you extend the linkage toward passenger side it will be easier to remove the assembly) you can get
replacement bushings on line at www.rockauto.com I couldn't find them locally here but did find them
on line . the ones I got are wiper linkage bushings help part no 49451 they are difficult to remove so I cut the worn ones off then used a proper sized socket and c clamp to install the new ones
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Jan 09, 2009 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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