* in my experience i have found that the wiper motor cover is the problem, you may check your local Mercury dealer there was a recall for this. you may also check the wiring I have seen wiring that has been eaten through by mice or other varments. * I took it to the Ford dealer for a dionostic test...$75!!! Turns out the windshield wiper motor had a short in it...Cost me $55 to replace it myself. But,on another note, we did find mice in the engine compartment earlier in the spring! So maybe they caused it!
Windshield wipers should be replaced every 6,000 miles. The windshield wipers should be any of the following sizes: 93-01, 94, 95, or 96.
Windshield wipers are made out of natural rubber. They are made with an adapter that can be used universally with every vehicle. There are 3 types of wipers: standard, curved, and spoiler.
Experts say windshield wiper blades should be replaced every six to twelve months, and wiper blade manufacturers recommend changing wiper blades every year.
According to one website, it is a good idea to check your windshield wipers at least every six months for normal wear. As for changing them due to weather patterns, if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow and ice, there are winter windshield wipers, also known as winter blades. These are more effective at removing snow and ice than normal all-purpose rain wipers.
There is a problem with the parking linkage. TAke it to a garage.
My 04 Sport uses a 13-1. If you cant find out, go to a auto zone, and they have every vehicle in the computer, and can tell you what wipers you need.
The first patent for a windshield wiper was filed in 1903 with the US patent office. They had to be manually operated by a hand crank in the cab of the car. In 1921 windshield wipers became more widely available and ran off of an air engine with an inlet in the engine bay. The faster you went, the faster your wipers went, the slower or more load on the engine, the slower your wipers went. Electric wipers weren't introduced until 1926, with an electric motor mounted on the outside, invented by the Bosch corporation. Intermittent windshield wipers were patented in 1967. Ford was the first auto maker to introduce them in 1978. Ford was sued by Robert Kearns, the patent holder, who went on to win a multimillion dollar settlement with Ford. While this lawsuit was going on, practically every other car maker in the world went on to violate the patent (Subaru was one of the few who didn't) and Mr Kearns was paid tens of millions in settlements (he died in 2005).
Clean windshield glass. Replace wiper blades. As rubber gets old, it gets stiff which causes noise. Consumer reports recommend changing them every 6 monnths to a year. See sources and related links below for more information on wiper blades for your vehicle.
This answer is from my own past experiences. It is not guaranteed, but it has helped me and friends in the past. I have found that the wipers are sometimes incorrectly adjusted, somtimes due to years of use/adjustment slippage. The wiper motor drives the wipers with a drive arm. The actual wipers themselves are attached to this drive arm with a screw. If the wipers are hitting the park-stops on every wipe, the adjustment screw needs adjusted. Basically, turn the wipers off. Here is where it gets a bit tricky. The bottom part of the windshield, where the wipers recede, there may be a screw to open an access plate (probably plastic) where you can lower a nut driver (same as a screw driver, but with a socket end on it) and loosen the bolt below. God, this is hard to explain on a simple internet text message. Now, with the wipers off, and the screw loosened, manually move the wipers to their normally parked position, probably a very slight move. Now, lock that screw/bolt down. Tighten it and try the wipers once again. If the problem is still present, then the main bolt on the wiper motor itself needs loosened, repositioned, and tightened.
Every car has its own way to remove the windshield. The basic is to remove the cowl (the bottow part of the windshield where the wipers sit on top of, it a long plastic piece) after that you remove the trim (moulding). Then your insert a special tool called a cold knife, looks like a L shape knife. You slide that knife between the pinchweld and the glass, and pull it all around the edge of the glass, this is separating the glass from the poly-uranthane which holds the glass. That all
there's a cap on every fluid of every car. if yours is missing, its no big deal, just put another cap over it, or tinfoil works to, as long as it doesnt get stuck inside the tank. you just don't want dirt and crap getting in there while your using your wipers.