Ford Focus Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

The average cost for a Ford Focus windshield wiper motor replacement is between $226 and $245. Labor costs are estimated between $70 and $89 while parts are priced at $156. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.

How does the wiper motor work?

When the windshield wipers are activated, the switch sends a signal through the fuse, and possibly a relay, and power reaches the windshield wiper motors from one of two paths. When it reaches the windshield wiper motor, the motor will being moving a rod back and forth as quickly as the driver has selected. The rod is attached to the windshield wiper arms, and forces the arms to move in unison with the driven rod. When the rod pushes the arms across the windshield, the wiper blades remove moisture and contaminants from the glass.

What are the symptoms related to a bad wiper motor?

A failed windshield wiper motor will do one of two things in the event of failure. First, it can intermittently work, meaning when the wiper switch is turned on, the windshield wipers may activate, and run for a random amount of time. This may happen at random, or change with a bump. Lastly, the windshield wipers could show no signs of activity, indicating motor failure.

Can I drive with a wiper motor problem?

Driving without windshield cleaning components is not typically considered unsafe, but there will be no system to properly clean your field of vision if the need arises. If the windshield cleaning system is heavily relied upon in your location, consider repairing the system sooner than later.

How often do wiper motors need to be replaced?

This is not a frequently failing component. The majority of vehicles with windshield wiper motor failure are much older. The frequency of use is an important factor, but most often they have very low expectation of failure, just as they have very low expectation of long periods of extended use.

Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for a Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement is between $226 and $245 but can vary from car to car.