Ford Escort Manual

Windscreen wiper motor and linkage - removal and refitting
Electrical system / Windscreen wiper motor and linkage - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Remove the wiper arms and blades as described in Section 17.

2 Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

3 Remove the nut covers, the fixing nuts, washers and spacers from the pivot shafts.

4 Disconnect the wiper motor wiring at the multi-pin plugs.

5 Unscrew the two fixing bolts and withdraw the motor complete with linkage from the engine compartment (see illustration).

18.5 Windscreen wiper motor fixing bolts (arrowed)
18.5 Windscreen wiper motor fixing bolts (arrowed)

6 Remove the spacers from the pivot shafts.

7 The motor can be separated from the linkage by removing the nut from the crankarm and then unbolting the motor from the mounting.

Refitting
8 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but connect the motor crankarm when the link is aligned with it as shown (see illustration).

18.8 Windscreen wiper crankarm alignment for refitting
18.8 Windscreen wiper crankarm alignment for refitting


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