Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Motor - Windshield Wiper

Removal

CAUTION: The internal permanent magnets used in the windshield wiper motor are made of a glass-like material. To avoid damaging the magnets, do not strike the motor with a hammer or any other object.

NOTE: The windshield wiper motor is not a repairable item. If worn or damaged, install a new wiper motor.

1. Park the windshield wipers in the full upright position. This will allow for easy access to the retaining clip on the wiper motor output shaft.

Motor - Windshield Wiper

2. Remove the cowl top vent panels.

3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

4. Disconnect the mounting arm and pivot shaft linkage from the wiper motor output shaft.

1. Remove the clip.

2. Disconnect the mounting arm and pivot shaft linkage.

Motor - Windshield Wiper

5. Remove the wiper motor.

1. Disconnect the electrical connector.

2. Remove the bolts.

Motor - Windshield Wiper

Installation

1. NOTE: Install the retaining clip onto the mounting arm and pivot shaft linkage prior to the installation of the wiper motor.

Install the wiper motor

1. Install the bolts.

2. Connect the electrical connector.

Motor - Windshield Wiper

2. Snap the mounting arm and pivot shaft linkage onto the wiper motor output shaft.

Motor - Windshield Wiper

3. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

Reconnect the negative battery cable.

4. Cycle the wiper motor to the park position.

5. Install the cowl top vent panels.

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