Rear Wiper Not Working on Ford Explorer

The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.

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Average mileage: 144,737 (68,000–329,349)
10 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011
39 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
Just bought this Explorer used... GREAT vehicle and we love it! The rear wiper doesn't work though and neither does the fluid for the rear wiper. I can hear the motor trying to work when I push it.
2001 Ford Explorer129,000
Rear wiper blade doesn't work. No hum, noise, flicker, nothing.
2002 Ford Explorer154,000
Rear wiper doesn't work. I can hear the pump working but no fluid coming out and wiper motor is inop.
One day the rear wiper would not work. After searching for a replacement motor with no luck. I let it go then one day I was in a forum and someone said often it's just too much grease in the motor and it fouls the contacts. I removed the motor and cleaned the contacts and replaced the motor. It worked fine and is still working!!This was about a year ago. hope this helps
1996 Ford Explorer150,000
rear window wiper wont work but i can hear the motor on washer pump after pushing the button
1998 Ford Explorer125,000
My rear wiper stopped working, took it to mechanic and they were convinced, along with two other places, that the rear wiper motor was bad. I tried replacing it three times however, what it finally turned out to be was the relay. When they original tested the electrical circuit, there was enough power going through to show up on the meter but not enough to run the motor..In the end it only cost me the new relay switch price and the wiper motor was fine. Cheers
2004 Ford Explorer329,349
I recently had the turning signals which control the front wipers and the back wipers replaced 10/ 25/15 after replacing the front wipers work fine the back wipers don't work at all
Rear wiper rarely works; however, sometimes it will function in weather below 35 degrees F.
2001 Ford Explorer77,000
Rear wiper just stopped working several months ago. I have relatively few miles on the vehicle for it's age. I have not yet had it fixed because of infrequent use and the anticipated cost.
2000 Ford Explorer187,100
I've had this Explorer for almost a year, runs really good but the rear wiper I've had problems with. I have replaced the motor and the relay once and it worked perfectly. One day I let my friend take my Explorer and she came back with a rear end collision the damage was to the bumper and the rear door along with a broken tail light, but the rear wiper motor stopped working. I had to replace it again and again and nothing's happening. I wonder if it's the wire connection or the fact that the back door doesn't shut all the way.
2002 Ford Explorer106,400
The rear wiper just stopped working
2000 Ford Explorer144,000
Wiper just stopped working.
rear wiper will not work when turned on. While wiper is turned on I can go move wiper by hand just a little bit and the wiper will begin working again until I turn the switch back off. Then I turn the switch back on and it doesn't work again until I move the wiper by hand a little. And then its back working again.
2011 Ford Explorer80,000
rear windshield wiper quit working also rear washer quit working checked all fuses all good. can hear click at motor when it is turned on.
2003 Ford Explorer131,616
It basically just stopped working
2002 Ford Explorer158,000
Wiper runs very slow goes slow then stops and then goes again very slow should I get new wiper first before replacing motor
2000 Ford Explorer74,800
Just bought this 2000 explorer. The wiper sounded like it wanted to work inside but would not. I took the motor out. Removed the bracket and cover. There was too much greese in there. After cleaning the greese out, and cleaning the contacts it began working. Thank you report #2. This all took 30 minutes.
2000 Ford Explorer168,000
Rear wiper blade is not working. Have not repaired it as yet. May not bother, as it is seldomly used in drought-striken Texas.
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