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How does one remove the windshield wiper motor on a 1997 ford Ranger.

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How does one remove the windshield wiper motor on a 1997 ford Ranger.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Randall (Cheeko) replied 9 years ago.

Hi, below is the information, thanks

Wiper Motor

CAUTION: The internal permanent magnets used in the windshield wiper motor are a ceramic (glass-like) material. Care must be exercised in handling the windshield wiper motor to avoid damaging the magnets. The windshield wiper motor must not be struck or tapped with a hammer or other object.

Windshield wiper motor (17504) are not serviceable. If worn or damaged, the windshield wiper motor must be replaced as an assembly.

Removal

Cycle windshield wiper blades until in straight-up position and turn ignition switch OFF.

Disconnect battery and wiper motor electrical connector.

Remove the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade.

Remove the right pivot nut and allow the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip to drop into the cowl top outer panel.

Remove the linkage access cover, located on the right side of the dash panel near the windshield wiper motor.

Reach through the access cover opening and unsnap the wiper motor clip.

Push the clip away from the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip until it clears the nib on the crack pin. Then, push the clip off the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip.

Remove the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip from windshield wiper motor crank pin.

Remove nut and ground strap stud.

Remove three attaching screws fromwindshield wiper motor. Remove the windshield wiper motor.

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