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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Arms 97-03 Ford F-150

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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Arms 97-03 Ford F-150

Created on: 2021-01-16

New Windshield Wiper Arm from How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a damaged, bent, or failing windshield wiper arm on 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03 Ford F-150

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wiper Arms
    • Pry off the cap on the end of the wiper arm to expose the bolt
    • Remove the 15mm bolt
    • Press down and pull the wiper arm up
    • Remove the arm from the splines
    • Mark the location of the wiper blades
  2. step 2 :Installing the Wiper Arms
    • Press the wiper arm onto the splines
    • Tighten the 15mm bolt to the wiper arm
    • Press on the cap

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    15mm Socket

Installation Video
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Remove your wiper arms. Start small flat blade screwdriver or a pick tool. Just work it under the backside here. Pull up and off. There's a nut underneath, and repeat for the other side. 15 millimeter socket and ratchet to remove it. And remove the two 15 millimeter nuts. Usually you can break them free by pressing, and then you pull them up and off. And you can see, I've got a nice pollen mark here. You could also use a dry-erase marker and just mark where your wiper blades sit before you remove them.

Reinstalled the wiper arms and we noticed usually that when you have your wipers it kind of lines up with the windshield. What happened is somebody had put these wipers on incorrectly. They had the passenger side one on the driver's side. So the driver's side should go on and there should be about an inch between the bottom of the windshield here and where the wiper sits. And then this passenger side should just be up off and, again, about an inch between the wiper blade and where the black is on the windshield.

Press them down on. The driver's side has a little more of a bend in it than the passenger side and that allows those to sit straighter. Once you have them on there, your 15 millimeter nuts to hold them in place. And press them down and then tighten them up with the 15 millimeter wrench or socket and a ratchet. And if you ever detect that the wiper arms slip at all, you want to come on here and tighten them up more to get them to stop slipping. And then install the caps to finish it off.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket

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