Rear Wiper May Not Fully Contact Rear Window on Mercury Mountaineer

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The rear window wiper may not fully contact the rear window. To fix, replacement of both the wiper blade and wiper arm is necessary. 

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 121,632 (11,000–268,000)
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008
38 people reported this problem
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only half of the rear view window is cleaned with back wiper blade...passenger half of back window not touched when wiper is turned on.
Bought my '98 Mountaineer new and it's been a very good vehicle. But the rear wiper has always had problems. I gave up on the rear wiper very soon after buying it.
Had this problem for the past several years. I finally got tired of it and cleaned the wiper assembly thoroughly and used WD -40 on the spring and worked it in well. Wiper has been good as new now for the past 6 months. Just reapply WD-40 every month or so .
Rear wiper blade was not fully flush with the rear window. No solution found. Never able to fix. At 165,000 miles the rear windshield wiper ceased to function. Now looking to solve this problem.
rear wiper blade does not contact window to wipe clean. have replaces the blade and still no luck. have bent arm in a bit and worked for a bit but after a week or so it's back to not working.