How do I change my Ford's windshield wiper blades?

You can replace your windshield wiper blades using the instructions in your Manual del Propietario.

Preparing to Change Your Wiper Blades

  • Get the new wiper blade inserts of the correct length. You can find your windshield wiper blade part number in your Manual del Propietario. It will be listed under "Capacities and Specifications > Motorcraft* Parts > Windshield Wiper Blade."
  • Park your vehicle and set the parking brake.
  • Grab a pair of needle-nose pliers, if required.

Changing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Choose which blade you would like to replace from the drop-down options below for guidance.

Note: Instructions may vary based on the year and model of your vehicle. Refer to "Changing Your Wiper Blades" in the "Maintenance" section of your Manual del Propietario para ver las instrucciones específicas de tu vehículo.

Front Wiper Blades

To replace the front windshield wiper blades:

  1. Coloca la llave del vehículo en posición de encendido, el motor apagado, y enciende los limpiaparabrisas.
  2. Turn the ignition off when the blades are vertical on the windshield so that they are both accessible.

    Note: You will be working with the wiper arm, which is usually metal, and the wiper blade insert, the rubber piece that fits into the wiper arm’s grooves.

  3. Jala con cuidado los brazos del limpiaparabrisas del parabrisas. When you pull far enough, they will lock into the service position, so you do not have to hold them.

    Note: If your wipers do not automatically lock into the service position, you may need to manually pull out the locking tab at the base of the wiper arm, where the arm connects to the pivot.

  4. Comienza con el brazo del lado del conductor, dobla la escobilla a un ángulo del brazo del limpiaparabrisas.
  5. Squeeze the blade's lock pin/tab on the bottom of the arm to release the wiper blade (a pair of needle-nose pliers can help with stubborn blades). Luego, desliza la escobilla hacia afuera para quitarla del brazo.
  6. Coloca la nueva escobilla al brazo del limpiaparabrisas deslizándola a través del canal del brazo del limpiaparabrisas. Presiónala hasta que encaje en su lugar jalando la pestaña a través de la parte inferior del brazo. When you hear the tab click, it is installed.
  7. Repite del paso 5 al 6 para la escobilla del lado del pasajero.

Rear Wiper Blades

To replace the rear wiper blade:

  1. Grab the wiper arm with one hand close to the arm/blade joint and pull it as far away from the glass as possible. Hold it there until the next step.

    Important: Do not use excessive force because it can break the wiper arm at the heel.

  2. Grab the primary structure of the blade with the other hand close to the arm/blade joint.
  3. The wiper arm has a snap retention feature to receive a cross pin from the wiper blade structure. Grip tightly and press on the arm/blade joint from beneath and separate the blade from the arm. 

    Important: Avoid rotating the wiper blade structure and trapping your hand between the arm and blade.

  4. Attach the new wiper to the wiper arm and press it into place until a click is heard.

If you need further assistance, contact your Concesionario Ford.

*Motorcraft is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.