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Old 01-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #31
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Its a weird fitment

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #32
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Hands down, honest to god. I've got a set on both my focus and my mazda they are similar to the rain-X but cheaper and last forever. They work like nobodys business, they are also designed for higher speeds so they don't lift off the windshield.

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Make sure you get the ones that say hybrid and look like the above they have two different Stealth and the others are ok but not the same. They come with a yellow plastic clip one the end you just simply pull off.
I have a pair of these I found at Walmart and the driver's side one chatters like a mofo at the top of the wipe. I'm hoping they break in (if there is such a thing for wipers) and stop it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #33
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Really, did you try to turn it around maybe? I've had no issues with mine. I'm on my second set on the focus. I'm sorry.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #34
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There was a thread a long time ago for the front blades. (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284988)

For the rear blade, you can order the Valeo rear 12-A, but be advised, it's a much uglier blade than the Ford. I ended up taking the rubber insert out of the Valeo and replacing it in the Ford one. Strange since Valeo is the OEM supplier for Ford's blades.
I ended up getting one at the dealer ($18) and it looks exactly like the old one.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:07 AM   #35
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I ended up getting one at the dealer ($18) and it looks exactly like the old one.
Were you not expecting that?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:52 PM   #36
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Older cars and other models are this way, but not the 2012+ Ford Focus, or the C-Max for example. They have two individual motors which are calibrated separately for each wiper arm, and they also know enough to detect when they are out of position generally (e.x. if you lift both of them to clear the windshield then set them down backwards the car will cycle the wipers to park them properly and won't leave them the wrong way around).
I almost shit when i saw this happen without knowing what i did
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Really, did you try to turn it around maybe? I've had no issues with mine. I'm on my second set on the focus. I'm sorry.
Actually, let me clarify that - they are fine until about when I hit 65-70 mph. That's when the driver's side starts the chattering. I've tried turning it around to no avail, so I'm just going to live with it for now.
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I got mine swapped out today at the dealer. Mine was lifting off the windshield over 55 MPH. I went to the Quick Lane today and they looked at the parts they installed in the system. They said there were 2 passenger side wipers put on. I gave them the part number off this thread and they referenced it and took care of it. The Quick Lane guys also learned something. None of them seemed to know there were different wipers for the driver and passenger sides.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #40
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Awesome jaydez! Glad to know it was cross reference-able

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