My rear wiper just stopped working last winter, i tried to take it off to replace it but i can't the way to take it off to replace it. do you have a step by step instructions to take it off. Thank you.
There is a small clip on the wiper itself that you need to pry up. Then VERY carrefully, you need to pry the wiper off. Try to do this fron the bottom side or you could smash your window. I used a ball joint removal tool and very gently hammered it so it pried the wiper off. Then you have to take the inside panel off and take the wiper motor out.
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Re: rear wiper motor
You have to take the inside panel to access the wiper motor, once you do that it just a couple of bolts and a wire harness, but if havent already , check the fuse and relay under the hood in the power distribution box or fuse panel inside of the car
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There is an electric motor that runs the wiper in the rear hatch. Remove the rear plastic panel and verify that the motor is getting 12 volts, using a multi-meter. If it is, then the motor needs replaced. If not then the wiring is likely bad between the switch on the dash/stalk and the rear wiper. The wiring may have broken where it goes into the rear hatch, also.
Start by checking your fuses. Then put your ear against the wiper arm and have a friend turn it on. if you hear humming then the motor is bad and needs to be replaced. If all else fails check for voltage at the motor. there should be 3 wiree. One will have voltage all the time with the key on, one should be switched voltage and the last will be ground.
The "stop" function is in the motor of the wiper...remove the fuse and call it a day...You shouldn't use it anyway the rear glass is "soft" in these cars and the wiper action will damage the glass over time. Sorry :o(
Unplug the connector at the rear wiper motor, turn the switch on and probe the wires with a test lamp, if you have power back there you more than likely have a bad motor. If there is no power start checking fuses they are all labeled easily on the back side of the fuseblock covers both on the dash and underhood. Good Luck!!!
my 2004 expedition had same problem, if you take apart the shaft that goes thru the glass it will be full of dirt, clean ,lubricate and reinstall, you may have to replace the O-ring on the shaft. a 20 minute job, very easy fix