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Wiper blade replacement Mercury Mountaineer 1997 - 2001 Petrol 5.0 V8

OnDemand step-by-step maintenance & repair BETA

Mercury
Mountaineer
1997 - 2001  | 5.0 V8 Wiper blade replacement

  • time 5 to 25 minutes
  • difficulty 1
1 Road film can build up on the wiper blades and affect their efficiency, so they should be washed regularly with a mild detergent solution

Check

2 The windshield wiper and blade assembly should be inspected periodically. Even if you don’t use your wipers, the sun and elements will dry out the rubber portions, causing them to crack and break apart. If inspection reveals hardened or cracked rubber, replace the wiper blades. If inspection reveals nothing unusual, wet the windshield, turn the wipers on, allow them to cycle several times, then shut them off. An uneven wiper pattern across the glass or streaks over clean glass indicate that the blades should be replaced
3 The operation of the wiper mechanism can loosen the fasteners, so they should be checked and tightened, as necessary, at the same time the wiper blades are checked

Front wiper blade replacement

4 Park the wiper blades in a convenient position to be worked on. To do this, run the wipers, then turn the ignition key to Off when the wiper blades reach the desired position
5 Lift the blade slightly from the windshield
5a Squeeze the retaining lever to release the blade. . .
5b . . . push the wiper blade down the arm to disengage the hook and separate the blade from the arm. Caution: Do not press too hard on the spring lock or it will be distorted
6 Slide the new blade onto the wiper arm hook until the blade locks. Make sure the spring lock secures the blade to the pin

Rear wiper blade replacement

7 Park the wiper blades in a convenient position to be worked on. To do this, run the wipers, then turn the ignition key to Off when the wiper blades reach the desired position
8a To remove a rear wiper blade, press on the retaining lever with a small screwdriver . . .
8b . . . and pull the blade off the stud on the wiper arm
9 To install, push the blade onto the wiper arm stud until it locks.
10 Insert a screwdriver blade between the wiper blade and element. Twist the screwdriver clockwise while pressing in and down to separate the element from the end retaining claw. Note: On later models, simply squeeze the end of the element with needlenose pliers and withdraw the blade
10a On later models, use needlenose pliers to remove and install the blade
11 Slide the element out of the remaining retaining claws
12 Starting at either end of the blade, slide a new element into the second retaining claw (not the one closest to the end of the blade). Slide it through the other retaining claws until it reaches the end of the blade
13 Bend the element and slide it back into the claw at the end of the blade
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