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Ford Explorer Rear Window Wiper May Not Fully Contact Rear Window

Ford Explorer Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006

Average Mileage: 125,170 mi (12,900 mi - 279,000 mi)


The rear window wiper may not fully contact the rear window. Our technicians tell us that replacing both the wiper blade and wiper arm will generally correct this issue.

  • Visitor, , 134,000 mi

    wiper doesn't contact window correctly.wiper get's caught at bottom of rearwindow

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    rear wiper blade does not make full contact with rear windshield

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  • wiper does not make total contact with rear window

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  • Rear wiper blade wasn't working, found it to be stuck on something at the bottom of the window. Turned it on and gently pulled it up, now it works fine, but does not connect with the window except for a small bit on the driver's side. Replaced the blade, but that didn't really help. Plan to eventually replace the arm to see if that fixes the alignment.

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  • Visitor, , 127,425 mi

    My windshield wiper all of a sudden stopped making contact with the rear hatch window.

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  • Visitor, , 156,212 mi

    Rear wiper doesn't touch the rear glass but in one small area in the lower right area of the glass.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    i bent the rear wiper arm so that it would put more pressure on glass. seems to work now and wipes entire glass

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    Rear wiperdoesn't contact rear window

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  • Visitor, , 170,294 mi

    rear wiper doesn't fully make contact with window. Plan to change blade and arm to see if it makes a difference.

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Rear wiper blade NEVER worked properly. I ended up physically bending the arm to contact the glass. I have replaced with numerous blades. Also, I removed the wiper arm and shifted it upward on the stud bolt (turned counterclockwise) so that it wouldn't get stuck in the window crack after returning to off position. That helped solve that issue. The contact with the glass issue is a continual battle. It requires patience and bending arm WITHOUT breaking ... which I did! Thank god for ebay!

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