Replacing rear wiper motor on 2001 Ford Escape

Is it possible to replace only the rear wiper motor, or is it necessary to replace the whole window (with wiper/motor/etc.) assembly as a unit? Is glass breakage common when doing this? Cost of used parts? Thanks--Rotide

by in Barrington, IL on September 24, 2010
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ANSWER by , September 24, 2010
You can replace just the wiper motor itself. Glass breakage should not occur - the shaft nut cover gets removed after removing the rear wiper arm, revealing the shaft nut. This secures it in the window, but does not secure the motor to the body -- you have to get inside the liftgate and remove the wiper motor cover for that. Not sure what the parts go for used; you'll have to call around or do a web search. Good luck.