Originally Posted by BC_ZX3
Ford lists the "wiper link assembly" as a single part: 5S4Z 17508 AA. And it's expensive. (My out of date parts list says $225. Phone your local dealer for an up to date quote.) The bushings aren't listed separately. If funds are tight, you might get a used one from the junk yard. I think anything you rig up probably wouldn't hold for long but it may be worth a try. Sorry, no suggestions there. Removal and replacement of the linkage is a definite DIY type job.
PS Welcome to FF.
Thanks for the input. I finally got around to attempting the fix on my own. I got the piece I needed from the junkyard. I was able to attach the end of the new piece where I was having the problem, but now I cant attach the other end! Its just way too hard (my hands cant squeeze tight enough). I cant figure out how to wiggle the whole unit out (yes I unscrewed the screws - i can move it around a few inches each way, just not completely out of the little nook it is in). There are a couple metal parts of the frame making it seem impossible to get free. So I'm doing this all with the whole unit in place.
My question is: Any advice on how to get the whole unit out so I can maybe tap the end on with a hammer or something? Or is there some technique or tool I can use to squeeze the pieces together so they snap into place?
Thanks in advance for any help!