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Have a 1989 Taurus GL sedan. The driver side wiper is traveling too far to the outside, and going past the glass and striking the trim. The travel the other way is about right. Is there a way to adjust the travel? Before anyone asks, I am using the correct arm and blade.

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Have a 1989 Taurus GL sedan. The driver side wiper is traveling too far to the outside, and going past the glass and striking the trim. The travel the other way is about right. Is there a way to adjust the travel? Before anyone asks, I am using the correct arm and blade.
The wiper linkage pivots are probably worn from years of usage. My old 90 Taurus years ago had the same issue. You can try repositioning the arm if it isn't keyed, but you may find it goes too low when they park.

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Have a 1989 Taurus GL sedan. The driver side wiper is traveling too far to the outside, and going past the glass and striking the trim. The travel the other way is about right. Is there a way to adjust the travel? Before anyone asks, I am using the correct arm and blade.


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sorry to hear this ... You will need to take the Arm Off complete. Hopefully the Arm is not striped around the sprocket.

Take the Arm off ....Turn the Windshield wiper on ...turn the Windshield wiper off (this should stop at fullest down position) ... Now take the Arm .. put it in the full down position along the cowling, where it would normally rest.

This should take care of the problem./

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