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Rear window Wiper Works but not hitting all of the window

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by smclelland84, March 8, 2010.

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    1. smclelland84

      smclelland84 New Member

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      Hey The rear window wiper on my Sport works but only makes contact with the glass for about the last 3rd of the sweep. Took the hatch apart to see if the motor bracket was loose or out of alignment but it all looks fine. Any Ideas or just go to the junk yard and get a new wiper arm?
       
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      Oasis Special Service Message Number: 15406
      Message Title: Backglass Wiper Skips Glass

      Applicable Vehicles :
      1998 - 2001 Truck : 00070 Mountaineer 00110 Explorer
      2002 Truck : 00110 Explorer

      Oasis Message :
      Some 1998-2002 Explorer Sport And 1998-2001 Explorer/mountaineers May Exhibit
      A Rear Wiper That Does Not Sufficiently Clean The Backglass. To Service,
      First Inspect For The Letters 'ab' Stamped On The Wiper Arm Just Below The
      Wiper Blade Pivot Pin. If The Letters Are Not Stamped On The Arm, Install New
      Service Arm Part # Xl2z-17526-aa. Note: Ensure That The New Service Arm
      Assembly Has The Letters 'ab' Stamped On It. Original Wipers With 'ab'
      Stamped Near The Pivot Pin Were Revised To Apply More Pressure To The
      Backglass.


      Applicable Symptom Codes :
      202000 Electrical Wiper/washer System
       
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      I'm having the same problem and i've tried to remedy this myself by slightly bending the rear wiper arm. I was thinking of getting a new wiper arm and seeing if that fixes this issue. Thanks for the info!
       
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      You can grind down the two wiper arm stops on the underside of the arm to fix this too. However the new arm is not too expensive and comes with the really good new motorcraft wiper blade.

      Instructions:
      Pivot Arm —Rear
      Removal

      CAUTION: Use a shop towel or similar device to protect the vehicle finish when performing the procedure.

      Disconnect the rear washer hose.

      Remove rear pivot arm:

      Lift the pivot arm nut cover.
      Remove the nut.
      Remove the pivot arm. (A battery terminal puller works great for this.)

      Installation

      Turn the rear wiper switch on and allow the motor to operate for at least one cycle.

      NOTE: This step ensures that the wiper motor is in the park position.

      Turn the rear wiper switch OFF.

      Position the wiper blade outside the wiper arm stop.

      Install the wiper pivot arm onto the wiper motor.
      Tighten retaining nut.

      Connect the washer hose.

      Cycle the wiper motor one time to allow the wiper arm to park on the wiper arm stop.
       
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      Just called my local Ford Dealer and they sell it for 42.99 +tax
       
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      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      Here is what I did:
      remove arm
      soak in hot soapy water (with alot of working of the joint to get dirt/debris out of it)
      dry
      hit joint with PB Blaster
      put arm back on

      Here is the result:

      Before:
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      http://www.explorerforum.com/photopost/data/500/wiper1.jpg

      After:
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      http://www.explorerforum.com/photopost/data/500/wiper4.jpg

      Still could have used a bit more washing and PB Blaster, but it was freezing out, and good enough for the time being. Also, everytime I hit the carwash, I heavily spray the joint. Either that, or the slight missing is from my attempts at minor bending, of which my ex-Ford mechanic neighbor said not to do...
       
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      RockAuto sells them for $23.
       
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      gijoecam Village Idiot Elite Explorer

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      Search the forum for my thread titled 'Second Gen Rear Wiper Mod'
       

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