rear windshield wiper on 2005 Ford Escape

My rear windshield wiper just quit and the day before it was working. What would cause this to happen? My front door dummy lights have come on also. Checked all doors and they were closed.

by in Erie, PA on April 20, 2009
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , April 20, 2009
First thing is to check your owners manual for the wiper motor fuses and if they are fine then possibly the wiper motor has failed go to and put in your year, make and model and put motor in the search box, rear wiper motor about $73 and the time to remove and replace is .6 hrs, as for the door lights staying on its probably the door switch has failed and its located somewhere on the door jamb.
COMMENT by , April 21, 2009
thanks for your answer but discovered it was a short at the rear wiper motor harness...keep on giving good advice!!!!!
ANSWER by , December 05, 2011
I just fixed the rear windshield wiper on my 2002 escape. The motor is the problem. Go to a parts store and get one (best price will be a remanufactured one). Remove the old by removing wiper arm first. Then remove outside retaining nut(mine was a 21mm deepwell socket). Remove the metal and plastic washer on the outside carefully by prying off. Open hatch glass and remove motor cover and loosen the nut and star shaped bolthead (i used a 1/4inch socket on this weird bolt head). Disconnect wire harness and use reverse procedure to install new one.