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WIPER FUSE

2000 Ford Taurus

Electrical problem
2000 Ford Taurus

Yesterday my wife was out driving and it started raining. She had to pull to the side of the road because her wipers stopped working. When the rain let up enough, she found an AutoZone and talked to someone there who helped her replace a blown fuse for the wipers in the fuse block. This helped for a few minutes, long enough for her to drive away, but then the wipers stopped working again. I haven't checked the fuse yet, but I assume that it blew again. What are the possible causes for the fuse to repeatedly blow? The motor is working but is this a sign that there is a problem with the motor? Please help me. Thanks
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Alanshields
July 10, 2008.




I found this: "2000 FORD TAURUS Recall ID from NHTSA: 01V258000
Auto Recall Date: AUG 08, 2001
Vehicle Component: VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR
Model Affected TAURUS
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 1083000 Recall Details

Auto Recall Date: AUG 08, 2001

Vehicle Component: VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 1083000
Model Affected
2000 FORD TAURUS

2000 Ford Taurus Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND LIGHT AND MEDIUM DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. A SWITCH LOCATED IN THE PLASTIC COVER OF THE WIPER MOTOR GEAR CASE COULD MALFUNCTION AND OVERHEAT, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN LOSS OF INTERMITTENT WIPER FUNCTION, LOSS OF WIPER PARK FUNCTION, COMPLETE LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION, OR IGNITION OF THE PLASTIC COVER MATERIAL. SWITCH MALFUNCTION IS MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR WHEN THE INTERMITTENT SETTING OF THE WIPERS IS BEING USED, OR WHEN SNOW OR ICE OBSTRUCTS THE BLADES FROM RETURNING TO THE "PARKED" POSITION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDSHIELD. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT AT THE FOLLOWING ASSEMBLY PLANTS: ATLANTA PLANT FROM 2/11/00 THROUGH 7/31/00; CHICAGO PLANT FROM 2/14/00 THROUGH 8/4/00; KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 2/26/00 TO 9/4/00; KENTUCKY TRUCK PLANT FROM 2/18/00 TO 8/31/00; MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 2/23/00 THROUGH 8/3/00; NORFOLK PLANT FROM 2/21/00 THROUGH 7/27/00; WAYNE STAMPING AND ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 2/25/00 THROUGH 8/15/00; AND WIXOM PLANT FROM 2/15/00 THROUGH 8/8/00.

Defect Consequence: LOSS OF VISIBILITY WHILE DRIVING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DATE CODE ON THE WIPER MOTOR. MOTORS BUILT WITH THE SUSPECT TIME FRAME WILL HAVE THE WIPER MOTOR GEAR CASE COVER REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 20, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

Estimated Vehicles Affected: 1083000

Notes: FORD MOTOR COMPANY 01S24"

I will be calling a Ford dealership to report this problem and check for recall replacement.

Tiny
Alanshields
Jul 10, 2008.


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