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01-17-2013 07:27 PM
exsodius Ok here is a description. Assuming your wiper arms and cowls is disassembled.

1. Turn on ignition and pull the wiper handle down one time (one swipe) and let the motor run one cycle to stop at the park position. Turn off ignition.
2. Loosen the 3 screws that is holding the whole wiper assembly. Turn the assembly around so you can see the motor crank arm. You dont have to take it out of the car just turn it around.
3. If you have a camera take a picture of the position of the crank arm. If you don't have a camera just try to describe for me how the arm is positioned.

If you start doing this and have questions i will help you underway.
01-15-2013 08:30 PM
exsodius Ok, i will think about the easiest way to describe this. Do you have a camera?

Happy long weekend!
01-15-2013 08:09 PM
gondorian Ok, probably this weekend. (It is a long weekend in the U.S.A.)
01-15-2013 07:02 PM
exsodius
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My cowl clips are already broken and I've been trying to figure out a way to fix them. It's kind of on the back-burner but I need to do it sometime.
Ok. Then maybe you can help after all. Regarding the cowl clips. When my clips got destroyed i used superglue on the black pieces in the cowl an glued it back together. If this black plastic is damaged on yours and you miss the pieces they probaly are laying under the cowl. And the white clips that broke off the round piece on top, i bought new ones. They are cheap.

Just let me know when/ if you are doing this and i can describe how to look for this crank arm.
01-15-2013 08:50 AM
gondorian My cowl clips are already broken and I've been trying to figure out a way to fix them. It's kind of on the back-burner but I need to do it sometime.
01-15-2013 02:32 AM
exsodius
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Could you post a picture of what your problem is? I'm thinking of pulling my hood off pretty soon and painting it so I wouldn't mind tearing into the wipers a little but I would just need to know what to look for.
Hi Gondorian!

Look at the forth picture in this link:
http://www.justanswer.com/ford/3ws68...-work-slo.html

That crank arm on the motor spindle should have been marked when i changed the motor, but my motor was destroyed so i lost my reference to the park position.

Thank you for offering your help! But i don't want you to disassemble anything for my sake. Because you could destroy the clips in the cowl. So the only reason you ever should open this up is when you have to repair something or change the pollen filter. But thanks anyway. In this forum it looks like i am the first to change the wiper motor since nobody else know this crank arm position.
01-14-2013 11:05 PM
gondorian Could you post a picture of what your problem is? I'm thinking of pulling my hood off pretty soon and painting it so I wouldn't mind tearing into the wipers a little but I would just need to know what to look for.
01-14-2013 10:28 PM
exsodius Does anybody have Ford Etis, and if so could you please look up "changing wiper motor" procedure for me?
01-02-2013 08:35 PM
exsodius So now i only have one problem left. I have to adjust the wipermotor crank arm to the original position. I have searched everywere after a picture of this. If anybody has a wiper assembly laying around or someone are changing wiper motor could you please take a picture of the position of the motor crank arm. And remember to use the one swipe one time before you are changing your motor so it is parked. If you do not do that you will end up with my problem!

Thanks
12-25-2012 09:53 PM
exsodius Gondorian thank you again!

I have read a lot and found this that shows what happened when my motor burned and my wipers did not pause anymore on intermittent. Also found out that on focus there is one park position and one break position. The brake position is grounding the motor causing it to suddenly stop an makes it impossible to move the motor around. So if you are driving on the highway at fast speed the wipers would coast because of the wind but this motor brake will prevent that. If you look at the pictures you can see the inner park line and the outer brake line. And you can see the park line comes before the brake line on the circle. So i bet you have the same wiper motor as mine. Your wipers stops at the same place but that could be because of the position of the motor crank arm. It makes an illlusion to us that it parks at the same place. It could stop before the bottom at park and after bottom at break, and to us it looks like it stops at the same place LOL! This is my theory anyway. Because my motor crank arm stops with a difference of 1.5 cm / 0.59 inches between these two park/ brake positions on both my old wiper motor and the new one.

Here is a good link to understanding this.

http://www.mcicoach.com/service-supp...serinfo03C.htm
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