Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft

Removal

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.

Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft

2. Remove the cowl top vent panels.

3. Disconnect the battery ground 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 from the wiper motor output shaft.

Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft

5. NOTE: It is necessary to lower the hood to remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft.

Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft.

1. Remove the bolts.

2. Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft through the RH cowl chamber opening.

Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft

Installation

1. NOTE: Prior to installing the mounting arm and pivot shaft, install the retaining clip onto the end of the mounting arm and pivot shaft linkage.

Install the mounting arm and pivot shaft.

1. Install through the RH cowl chamber opening.

2. Install the bolts.

Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft

2. NOTE: It is necessary to lower the hood to install the mounting arm and pivot shaft linkage onto the wiper motor output shaft.

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

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

Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft

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.

  • Adjust wiper pivot arms as necessary. Refer to Wiper Blade and Pivot Arm Adjustment .
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