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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Arm 08-12 Ford Escape

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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Arm 08-12 Ford Escape

Created on: 2019-04-26

Watch this video to learn how to replace the wiper arm on your 08-12 Ford Escape. Expert mechanics from 1A Auto will show you how easy it is!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Wiper Arm
    • The following steps apply for front wipers on either side
    • Open the hood
    • Mark where the bottom of the wiper aligns on the windshield using masking tape or other non-permanent marking tool
    • Remove the 14 mm wiper arm retaining nut
    • Pull the arm off the wiper motor spindle
    • You can use a wiper arm puller tool if necessary
  2. step 2 :Installing the Front Wiper Arm
    • Align the wiper with the mark made in the previous step
    • Place the wiper arm onto the wiper motor spindle
    • Secure the wiper arm with the 14 mm retainer nut
    • Torque the 14 mm retainer nut to 26 ft-lb

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    14mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Wiper Arm Removal Tool

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What's up guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front wiper arms on this 2012 Ford Escape. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the line in the description and head over to 1aauto.com.

With the hood open, we're going to remove the wiper arm, I'm going to use a 14 millimeter socket and a ratchet. And you can take that nut off. Good idea before I take that off, you can take a piece of tape or even a crayon or something and mark the windshield where the wiper is. So that way, when you put the wiper back on, the arm back on, you can put it in the same location. If the wiper arm is very stuck onto the wiper transmission, you can use a remover tool or you can just try to grab the arm and just pull it up, just rotate it back and forth. Just go back up and down., generally it will break free. There we go. You can just wiggle it and pull it off and we can do the same with other side.

Take the wiper arm, line it up with the tape that we put on earlier. Just push it down. Take the nut. Then I'm going to take a 14 millimeter socket and a torque wrench, I'm going to torque this to 26 foot pounds and then I'm going to do the same with the other side. I'm going to hold the arm while I torque this.

Thanks for watching. Visit 1aauto.com, your place for DIY auto repairs, for great parts, great service and more content.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Wiper Arm Removal Tool


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