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How do you remove the rear wiper arm on a 96 ford explorer sport

Mine is old and weathered and i want to take it off and spray paint it. I cant figure out how to take the arm completely off

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SOURCE: 1984 S10 wiper arms

No Problem! Look down on the Bottom of the Wiper Arm, wher it attaches and Swivels. There is a Small tab that comes off of the Upper Part of the Arm that looks like Two Front Teeth Sticking up just a Little. Take a Pair of Pliers and Pull this Tab Up Towards the Top of the Winshield to Release the Lock on the Arm. then take a Pair of Pliers with Tape on them so that you will not Scratch the Arm and Pull while you Wiggle the Arm right at the Swivel Pont and they will Come off. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Explorer Rear Windshield Wiper

I usually fix this by bending the arm as low as possible to the base part just make sure the arm doesnt hit the glass handle when it sweeps

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SOURCE: 96 Ford Explorer driver side wiper stopped working

one motor, remove the arm & hope the rotating asy isn't worn smooth. if it is you will have to remove both wiper arms & the front cowl then replace all the worn parts & reassemble the vehicle

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

Testimonial: "Very helpful knowing there is only one motor. The rotating asy is not that worn as the arm holds firm to it, the asy turns like it is not connected."

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SOURCE: Can't remove rear wiper to replace on 96 caravan

Lift wiper arm from rear window. then release latch that holds the blade to the wiper arm.( It's small tab)

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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SOURCE: replace rear wiper arm

there is a cover at the base lift it up and then you have a nut. 10mm remove this and pull off the arm. sometime they get stuck and you will have to pry it up.

Posted on Apr 02, 2010

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there is a cover at the base lift it up and then you have a nut. 10mm remove this and pull off the arm. sometime they get stuck and you will have to pry it up.

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How do I remove the rear wiper arm on my 1996 Ford Explorer?


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  1. Remove the rear pivot arm; refer to Pivot Arm—Rear . 7981ec7.gif
  2. Remove rear pivot arm.
    1. Lift the pivot arm nut cover.
    1. Remove the nut.
    1. Remove the pivot arm.
  1. Remove the liftgate door trim panel; refer to Section 501-05 . Remove the (A) liftgate handle to liftgate screws and the (B) liftgate handle. Remove the liftgate trim panel screw access plug. Remove the screw.
  2. Remove the liftgate door trim panel.
    1. Use Windshield and Molding/Trim Removal Kit to remove the liftgate door trim panel from the liftgate window opening.
    1. Push the liftgate door trim panel toward the top of the liftgate and remove the liftgate trim panel. 9e75e00.gif
  1. Position the watershield aside to gain access to the rear wiper motor.
  1. Remove rear wiper motor.
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    • Remove rear wiper motor.
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96 safari rear wiper arm removal


Wiper arms are fitted to a tapered and splined shaft and they can become very tight on the shaft even without the problems of poor maintenance - when servicing a vehicle I always loosen the wiper arm retaining nuts and apply a small amount of chain lube and retighten. Subsequent removal becomes a little easier and the chance of snapping a wiper spindle much reduced.

These days few wiper arms can be removed without using a small gear puller that is sold by tool outlets for the purpose of removing most wiper arms. Recently a colleague needed to manufacture a "special" for a particular car because mine wouldn't fit.

Rear wipers receive no maintenance at all generally and being more exposed to the weather, salt, road dirt, corrosion can be a big factor when removing the arm from the spindle. This is especially so when the rear wiper arm is plastic with a moulded-in ally hub. I have in the past had to resort to carefully cutting and grinding away the arm in order not to risk the spindle or the glass.

I suggest you try a wiper arm puller and a little gentle heat and if that doesn't seem to be working then cutting, grinding or drilling would be the best solution, after protecting the glass with lots of forgiving material...

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the plastic panel pops off , if you had a trim removal tool it would be nice but it can be improvised , they are just tension clips , get some kind of lever behind the panel and give it a pop , once the plastic panel is off its pretty much self explanatory from there , a connector and couple small bolts , now the outside has nut under the w/w blade , a piece of the arm cover pops up to access the nut , remove w/w arm , then a grommet and under the grommet is a bigger nut that helps hold the motor onto the door/hatch , when reinstalling before you put the w/w arm back on run the wiper and make sure it shuts off and in the park position . should be a piece of cake .

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