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Author Topic: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.  (Read 3956 times)

Offline redwon

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hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« on: October 27, 2012, 11:27:11 AM »
Thanks to the write up from Mirez or i would never have done it ;D
I took the wiper mechanism out and it is an easy job. my only slip up was that i put the wipers in the vertical position, but the mechanism would not come out, so i bolted it back up and switched the wipers back on to down, this makes the arms smaller and hey presto, with the air box removed, its a dodle.
Taking a look behind me, there is a big pile of plastic panels :D just got to put it back together now :o
Dave

Offline fordpilot

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Re: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 04:31:55 PM »
I did this same job today on mine. I could only remove one wiper arm so I had to work with the wiper motor in place. Wot a job and with only 2 minor scratches on my right hand knucles I recon I came away unscathed. But I was swearing at the dumbass Ford engineers that think shit looks good on a computer screen but forget some poor bugger will need to do the donkey work

Offline fordpilot

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Re: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 04:35:56 PM »
ps, no wonder my car stank. The old filter was date stamped 02/2003 and it was filthy black and blocked for the most part???   

Offline gregers

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Re: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 07:53:49 PM »
ps, no wonder my car stank. The old filter was date stamped 02/2003 and it was filthy black and blocked for the most part???   

your car wont know whats hit it  ;)

wonder how many times that was charged for when/if it got serviced at a stealers???
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Offline Joey P

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Re: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 08:59:17 PM »
Thanks to Mirez and site for topic guide.
Eventually managed to work a new filter in situ, but a task to put it midly.

Wanted to go the sensible route, but I also had the problem with the wiper arms, took off bolts but neither seemed to want to budge.

Is there a knack to getting them off or can some sieze on?


Offline Joey P

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Re: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 09:03:00 PM »
Sorry I meant, I removed the wiper nuts (not bolts), but the wiper arms were resistant, no sign of wanting to come off.
Scared I would break something.

Offline Mirez

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Re: hurrah! the pollen filter is out.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 09:15:39 PM »
Pop some penetrating oil on them and leave to soak overnight, it's then a case of copious wiggling :)
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