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Wipers Out Of Ajustment

Strange thing, all of a sudden both of my windshield wipers are traveling too far and hitting the painted area on the sides of the glass. I've never had the wipers off, only thing I have had done recently is a new battery installed. Any idea what has happened?

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They removed the cowl and wipers to install the new battery?

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They removed the cowl and wipers to install the new battery?
Also, the battery was not obtained at a Ford Dealer. They mis-adjusted when they removed the wipers and cowl.

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Also, the battery was not obtained at a Ford Dealer. They mis-adjusted when they removed the wipers and cowl.
If you want to have a crack at fixing this problem yourself MP perhaps you could try this:-

1. Remove wiper bolt covers and bolts to remove wipers by gently levering them off by hand taking a note of which side wiper is above the other.

2. Turn on ignition and turn wiper lever on for a few seconds and off around 3 times to adjust spindles correctly. Turn off ignition.

3. Replace wipers taking care to align them approx. with the 'H' pattern on windscreen.

4. Wet screen and see how they function.

5. Please don't flame me if it doesn't work but I read this solution elsewhere on these forums.

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Also, the battery was not obtained at a Ford Dealer. They mis-adjusted when they removed the wipers and cowl.

Actually I did get my dealership to install the new battery, had to in order to get warranty. I never thought of them removing the cowl and wipers. You guys ROCK thanks.

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Actually I did get my dealership to install the new battery, had to in order to get warranty. I never thought of them removing the cowl and wipers. You guys ROCK thanks.
Well, if you've got to go back to the dealer to get them to 'fix' the wiper alignment they messed-up when replacing the battery ..... that might be a good opportunity to see if they'll 'throw-in' that SYNC update you asked about in another thread as recompense for your 2-trip hassle.



(though I still suspect the SYNC update won't make any difference in your particular case as I mentioned in that other thread)
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And ask, if they have not already, reset the BMS (Battery Monitoring System).

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And ask, if they have not already, reset the BMS (Battery Monitoring System).

You'd think they would huh? You never know though thanks.

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@MoneyPit1946 - If they didn’t aligned the wiper to begin with, I doubt that they’ve gone through the proper procedure.

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When removing wipers. the wiper control arm switch is to be in the off position.
When replacing wipers there are line up marks embedded in the windshield glass for proper alignment
If this is done you will never have a problem.
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