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Windshield wiper blades work but when turned off they stop on the windshield instead of down by the hood. The blades can be pushed down to their normal off position when the car is turned off but when the car is on they immediately move back up on the windshield.

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2013 ford escape driver side wiper goes up n stops turn key off Nan back on wiper goes down passenger side does not move


Pop your hood and remove the plastics between your hood and windshield.
Then look at the windshield wiper mechanical assembly. Most likely one of the snap-on connectors came off.
To remove your wipers pull up the plastic cover that attaches to the post that sticks out and also turns your wiper blades next remove the nut on top. Next pull up on the arm (it might be tight) to remove your wiper blade holders. Assembly is just in the reverse order.
If you have never done this before its not hard just be patient and look at what your doing.
Most parts can be bought online and installed by vehicle owners.

Oct 20, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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1998 Porsche Boxster windshiled wiper stopped working


Could be loose wiper arm. Are the blades heavy. Too big of wiper blade will cause problems

Nov 15, 2012 | 1998 Porsche Boxster

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Windshield wipers stop working


At the base of the wiper arm there is a plastic cap,pop this off ,underneath there is a nut that holds the arm in place ,if it gets loose the post will turn inside the blade.Just turn the wipers off and tighten the nuts with the blade in the parked position.

Jan 23, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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I need to adjust the wiper arm on a 1997 suburban, it hits the side of the window.


Wiper Arm & Blade (Front) Removal & Installation Wiper Blade To Remove:
  1. Turn ignition switch to ACCY position.
  2. Turn wiper switch to PULSE position and turn ignition OFF when wipers are stopped in the innerwipe position.
  3. Push the wiper blade clip button IN and remove wiper blade from wiper arm.
To Install:
  1. Insert wiper arm hook through opening in wiper blade.
  2. Place wiper blade pivot in the inside radius of wiper arm hook.
  3. Pull on wiper blade pivot into hook until it locks into place.
  4. Check wipers for proper operation.
Wiper Arm To Remove:
NOTE: Mark position of wiper blade on windshield to ensure proper position upon reassembly.
  1. Remove washer hose.
  2. Lift wiper arm from windshield and use a screwdriver to disengage retaining latch.
  3. Remove wiper arm from shaft.
To Install:
  1. Place wiper arm on shaft so that wiper arm aligns with marks placed on windshield.
  2. Press arm assembly on shaft and push retaining latch IN.
  3. Connect washer hose.
  4. Remove windshield markings and check wipers for proper operation.
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Oct 26, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks

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The wiper motor on my 1983 Ford Ranger still works but the wipers no longer move. I think there is a failure of the mechanical linkage. Where do I go to find repair parts?


why do you think the motor still works if the wipers don't move? Can you hear the motor run or can you see a little movement when you turn the switch on?

What happens when you activate the washers?

go to a salvage yard that allows you to remove the parts yourself. Then you can see how the motor and linkage assembly comes out.


don't have 1983 info, but here is 1994:

Section 01-16A: Wiper and Washer System, Ranger/Explorer 1994 Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Windshield Wiper System, Ranger/Explorer The windshield wipers are actuated by a permanent magnet, rotary-type electric windshield wiper motor (17504) . The two windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) and windshield wiper blades (17528) are mounted on a pivot shaft, one at each side of the windshield. The windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) are connected to the motor by windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip (17531) . Ranger and Explorer vehicles are equipped with an interval wiper and washer (IWW) system featuring a lever-type turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359) mounted on the steering column. The IWW windshield wiper governor (17C476) uses a relay contact to control current to the windshield wiper motor . The governor electronic circuitry controls the contact to supply current to windshield wiper motor . A rear wiper/washer system is available on Explorer vehicles. The rear window wiper system consists of a windshield wiper motor mounted inside the liftgate (40010) , an articulating windshield wiper pivot arm and windshield wiper blade , a windshield wiper/washer switch (17A553) and an inline circuit breaker. The front electric windshield washer system consists of a control switch, integral with the turn signal, a windshield washer reservoir (17618) and windshield wiper motor and the necessary windshield washer hoses (17A605) , windshield washer nozzle jet and brackets (17603) and attaching parts.
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Pivot Shafts and Linkage Removal and Installation
NOTE: The left and right pivot and windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip assemblies are serviced separately.
  1. Perform Steps 1 through 9 of Windshield Wiper Motor Removal as described in this section.
  1. If servicing left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip , remove left windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assembly.
  1. Remove left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
  1. Remove left pivot nut, lower windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip and slide it out through left access opening. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Tighten nut to 10-13 Nm (7-10 ft-lb). Make sure the clip is fully seated in the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip . Do not try to install clip with windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on motor crank pin.
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Windshield Wiper Motor Windshield wiper motor are not serviceable. If worn or damaged, the windshield wiper motor must be replaced as an assembly. Removal
  1. Cycle windshield wiper blades until in straight-up position and turn ignition switch OFF.
  1. Disconnect battery and wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade .
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove the right pivot nut and allow the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip to drop into the cowl top outer panel .
  1. Remove the linkage access cover, located on the right side of the dash panel near the windshield wiper motor.
  1. Reach through the access cover opening and unsnap the wiper motor clip.
  1. Push the clip away from the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip until it clears the nib on the crack pin. Then, push the clip off the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip.
  1. Remove the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip from windshield wiper motor crank pin.
  1. Remove nut and ground strap.
  1. Remove three attaching nuts from windshield wiper motor. Remove the windshield wiper motor .
Installation
  1. Position the windshield wiper motor and install the three attaching screws. Tighten to 13.6-19.0 Nm (10-14 ft-lb).
  1. Install nut and ground strap.
  1. Connect wiper motor electrical connector.
  1. Install clip completely onto right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip. Make sure the clip is fully seated. Do not put the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on the motor crank pin and then try to install the clip.
  1. Install the left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin.
  1. Install the right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin. Pull the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the crank pin until it snaps into place. The clip is properly installed if the nib is protruding through the center of the clip.
  1. Install the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and nut. Tighten the nut to 9.5-12.5 Nm (84-110 in-lb). NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable and turn the ignition switch on. Turn turn signal and windshield wiper switch off so windshield wiper motor will park, then turn ignition switch off. Replace right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
  1. Install the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assemblies on the pivot shafts to dimension X. Dimension X is the distance between the centerline of the blade saddle and the top edge of the cowl top outer panel grille. The value of Dimension X for each vehicle is given in the Dimension X chart in the Specifications portion of this section.
  1. Test the system.
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Jan 04, 2010 | 1983 Ford Ranger

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I cant figure out how to change my windshield wiper blades on 2001 ford ranger


How to Replace Wiper Blades Guide (Typical):
Potential tools needed to replace wiper blades:
  • Flat blade screwdriver (small)
  • Small nosed pliers
  • Latex or vinyl gloves
  • Safety goggles
To replace wiper blades theactual action of replacing the blade is no big deal, it's the locationof the blade down below the hood that can make it difficult though.Sometimes it helps to open the hood to gain access to the wiper blades.Other times it is helpful if the wiper blade is somewhere in the motionline of wiper action. The trick is to get the wiper to stop somewherein the wiper arc. Turn the wipers to the on position and allow thewipers to start, and then shut the key off when the wiper has arrivedin a desirable position on the windshield. To replace your wiper bladesplease follow the step by step instruction below. Also, watch the How to replace wiper blades video below to gain additional information. The method in which the wiper blades are attached will vary slightly.
  • Step 1: With the hood closed, turn the wiperson, when the wipers are in the middle of their arc turn the key to theoff position. (Note: if this can't be done because of wiper conditionand you want to avoid scratching the windshield please open your hoodto gain access)
  • Step 2: Locate the mounting clips at the top pivot on the wiper blade
  • Step 3: Release the clip and remove the wiper arm
  • Step 4: Match the size of the old blade against the new blade to ensure proper fit and operation
  • Step 5: Reinstall the new wiper blade and recheck wiper operation

Common Problems:
  • Make sure the wiper blades are the same size as the original blades.
  • When replacing wiper blades not getting the blade onthe mounting pin completely allowing the wiper arm to become dislodgedand possibly causing damage to the windshield.
  • Using wiper blades after the blade has failed permanently damaging the windshield by craving scratches in the wiper arc.
  • Wiper blade can create a chattering noise when theblade is not properly balanced allowing the blade to "flop" back andforth as the wiper direction changes.

I hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Sep 16, 2009 | 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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How do I remove front wiper blades to replace with new ones on my 2006 nissan quest


How to Replace Wiper Blades Guide:
Potential tools needed to replace wiper blades:
  • Flat blade screwdriver (small)
  • Small nosed pliers
  • Latex or vinyl gloves
  • Safety goggles
To replace wiper blades the actual action of replacing the blade is no big deal, it's the location of the blade down below the hood that can make it difficult though. Sometimes it helps to open the hood to gain access to the wiper blades. Other times it is helpful if the wiper blade is somewhere in the motion line of wiper action. The trick is to get the wiper to stop somewhere in the wiper arc. Turn the wipers to the on position and allow the wipers to start, and then shut the key off when the wiper has arrived in a desirable position on the windshield. To replace your wiper blades please follow the step by step instruction below. Also, watch the How to replace wiper blades video below to gain additional information. The method in which the wiper blades are attached will vary slightly.
  • Step 1: With the hood closed, turn the wipers on, when the wipers are in the middle of their arc turn the key to the off position. (Note: if this can't be done because of wiper condition and you want to avoid scratching the windshield please open your hood to gain access)
  • Step 2: Locate the mounting clips at the top pivot on the wiper blade
  • Step 3: Release the clip and remove the wiper arm
  • Step 4: Match the size of the old blade against the new blade to ensure proper fit and operation
  • Step 5: Reinstall the new wiper blade and recheck wiper operation

Common Problems:
  • Make sure the wiper blades are the same size as the original blades.
  • When replacing wiper blades not getting the blade on the mounting pin completely allowing the wiper arm to become dislodged and possibly causing damage to the windshield.
  • Using wiper blades after the blade has failed permanently damaging the windshield by craving scratches in the wiper arc.
  • Wiper blade can create a chattering noise when the blade is not properly balanced allowing the blade to "flop" back and forth as the wiper direction changes.

I hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Sep 14, 2009 | 2006 Nissan Quest

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Wiper blades stop in middle of windshield


have you had any recent work done near the wipers? .if no the linkage from the wipers to the motor has come out of adjustment, there is a removeable cover above hood, and below winshield to see and repair as needed.. good luck marty

May 27, 2009 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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My Windshield wipers won't properly come down to the hood


if you had your windshield replaced they may not have been put back on in the proper location

Apr 04, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE CA Value

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The wiper blade connection has released from the wiper blade motor bar that controls the wipers movement. You can hear the motor working but the arms have been disengaged.


please rate as fixya if this is what you need. Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft —Windshield Wiper Removal
NOTE: The windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) must be in the highest position to remove them.
  1. Turn the ignition switch (11572) to the on position.
  1. Turn the windshield wiper (17500) on.
  1. Stop the windshield wiper pivot arms at the highest position by turning the ignition switch off.
  1. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arm.
    1. Remove the pivot arm nut cover.
    1. Remove the nut.
    1. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arm.

  1. Raise and support the hood (16612).
  1. Remove the cowl grille seal.
NOTE: The two cowl grilles overlap at the center. The LH cowl grille must be removed first.
  1. Remove the LH cowl grille.
    1. Remove the screw cover.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the clips.
    1. Remove the pin-type retainer.
    1. Remove the LH cowl grille.
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  1. Remove the RH cowl grille.
    1. Remove the screw cover.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the clips.
    1. Remove the pin-type retainer.
    1. Remove the RH cowl grille.
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  1. Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft.
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Mar 14, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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