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Old 04-23-2010, 09:57   #1 (permalink)
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rear wiper motor

My rear wiper motor has died on my 2003 Explorer. Has anyone ever replaced one themselves?
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Old 04-27-2010, 20:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: rear wiper motor

Did you check the fuse first?

If the fuse is OK, I can say that I've never heard of anyone having to replace a rear wiper motor on any vehicle. The problem that I do hear about, is finding replacement rear wiper blades at lower than dealer prices.
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My wifes rear wiper stopped working on an 06 Explorer Limited. I checked the fuses under the instrument panel box as well as the engine compartment, both were good. Next I checked to mak sure there was power at the rear wiper motor connection, that check good. I think I may have a moter that has seized up as I can't rotate the wiper arm at all. So I proceed to unbolt the moter from the rear window glass, but the motor is stuck and will not come off the window. I unbolted with wiper arm, pulled the wiper arm off thinking that the motor shaft would slide out of the hole in the glass. Nope. So there must be something holding the motor shaft to the glass, perhaps a nut under the plastic cover on the outside of the glass.

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Got it figured out today and figured I post up on how I removed the wiper motor in case someone else has a similar issue. Once you remove the wiper arm, there is a plastic boot that is removable, and under that is a lock nut that locks down on the window. Remove that lock nut and then remove two bolts on the inside of the wiper assembley and then you can pull the motor shaft through the glass.

The reason mine was not working as it was full of crime in the shaft that the wiper arm attaches to. Motor worked fine. Had to pound out the shaft with a punch, PB blaster and dremmel with with a small wire wheel an I was able to clean out the outter tube. I could not beleive how much dirt came out of the tube. Lube it up with white litho grease, put it all back togther, and works now. Saved $350 (est from local ford dealer to replace and that didn't include labor).

Wife is happy again.
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Re: rear wiper motor

That's a great write-up. Thanks for the update.
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