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Author Topic: wiper assembly  (Read 2333 times)

Offline fordpilot

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wiper assembly
« on: November 26, 2012, 11:13:03 PM »
So driving on the motorway in the pi**ing rain today my wipers pack-up. I found the fuse was blowing all the time after replacing a couple of times. Limping home I was advised by the friendly bloke at Ford spares to look at the wiper spindles as they tend to size up he said. So I took out the entire wiper assembly and sure enough the right hand side was stiff. Stiff enough to blow out the fuse on the motor for sure. Stripping the assembly down and greasing the spindles seem to go well and running the motor with out the assembly and then with it also went well which is kinda good as the nice bloke at Fords quoted me 485 quid for a new unit (without the motor) if I was daft enough to buy one from him.

Finally all I then all I needed to do was to put it back into the car and connect it up. Easy ... er ... hmm not quite, no. I realised that each wiper spindle must be synced-up with the motor. Trying to get this right gave some very strange and unexpected results. Clearly each spindle and wiper needs to be in the correct place in relation to the motors start and finish point and after being beaten back by more bluddy rain I am at bit of loss to know how to get the whole thing into sync again so any tips on sorting this out would save me time and agg so if there is any help out there I'd be greatful for your words of wisdom!

Many thanks!

Offline Chrispb

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Re: wiper assembly
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 05:05:02 AM »
Before dismantling the wiper should ideally be in the parked position, I take it you removed the nut and small arm from the motor? if so remove wiper arms if refitted remove the nut and arm from the motor.
Now operate the motor then park, this will put the motor in the correct park position.

Now look at the picture, notice the position of the linkages in particular the green arrowed stop peg should be contacting the arm, then refit the small arm to the motor.
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