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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Arms 06-10 Ford Explorer

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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Arms 06-10 Ford Explorer

Created on: 2016-12-19

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a damaged, bent, or failing windshield wiper arm on 06 Ford Explorer

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wiper Arm
    • Mark the location of the blade with painters tape on the windshield
    • Pry out the tab on the end of the wiper arm
    • Lift the wiper arm up and off of the splines
  2. step 2 :Removing the Wiper Blade
    • Lift the wiper arm up
    • Lay the blade horizontal
    • Press the tab
    • Slide the arm down
  3. step 3 :Installing the Wiper Blade
    • Slide the blade up onto the arm until it clicks
  4. step 4 :Installing the Wiper Arm
    • Pull out on the wiper arm tab
    • Press the arm onto the splines
    • Release the tab

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2006 Ford Explorer. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your windshield wiper arms. If you like this video please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles. If you ever need parts for your car you can follow the link down in the description over to The only item you'll need for this repair is a small flat blade screwdriver.

When removing your wiper arm it's important to make sure that it lands in the same position as where you've removed it from, so that it has the same sweep on the windshield as it did originally. On some vehicles there is a line on the windshield, either from dirt or just from the wiper resting there. If yours doesn't have one, you can use a piece of painter's tape. Lay it across the top edge of the blade so you know where it needs to sit.

Fold up your wiper arm. There's a little tab here that you'll pry out with a small flat blade screwdriver, and lift up and off of the splines.

To make re-installation easy at this point, we'll fold the arm out, lift up on the tab, remove our wiper blade, and install our new wiper blade onto our new arm, or you can reuse your old wiper blade on the new arm if it's in good condition.

Fold that back up. Pull the tab out with our thumb, lay it back onto the splines. We landed a little high here, so we'll just pick it up and clock it down one tooth. That lines up so we'll release our tab, peel our tape, and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

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