Rear Wiper Stops working

Tiny
MRISSE
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
I have an Eddie Bauer edition V8 with 149000 miles. When I try to turn on the rear windshield wipers nothing happens. I can hear the motor running, but the wiper is not moving. I can then go to the wiper and jiggle it and it will start working. Please help!
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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 AT 8:59 PM

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Tiny
SIRGIBBY
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You say you can giggle it and it will start working, that leads me to think that the wiper arm itself is not connected firmly to the wiper motor shaft. I would check that and see what is up. There is usually some sort of clip in there that holds the arm to the shaft.
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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
KASPURR1987
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  • 1999 FORD EXPLORER
Six cylinder four wheel drive automatic

my right windshield wiper does not work, the left one does work so it is not the motor. Do you know what the problem is?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 2:47 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like the linkage has come disconnected. What you need to do is remove the cowl, located at the base of the windshield/exterior. When you remove it, you will have access to the linkage. Check that and let me know what you find.

Joe
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ROADKING44
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 210,000 miles

All of a sudden the windshield wipers and power windows started operating intermittently meaning that sometimes they do not work at all. I have trouble shot down to codes in the GCM. I want to reseat the plugs to try and see if it gets a better connection or ground and clears up. Where is it located?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 2:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It is located on the rear of the fuse panel under the dash. It is a small black box.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 2:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCOPEDOG
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic

alternator went bad and now after putting another alternator on it. The interior lights dont work and windshield wipers wont work and the power windows are not working and all fuses are good under hood and on the side of the dash but those are not getting power to them. I also found seven or eight relays under the dash but do not know which one is for what?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 2:48 PM (Merged)
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BLUEOVAL90
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
V8 all wheel drive automatic 190,000 miles

my pulse and low speed wipers do not work, but my high speed wipers work. I have already replaced the motor and switch arm and all the relay's. Why will they not run?
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016 AT 2:48 PM (Merged)
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CAMS721
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORERFORD EXPLORER
Hello, the windshield wipers do not work. There is a loud clicking noise coming from the windshield wiper governor when I turn the controls to intermittent mode. Hooked up a new motor but wipers still do not work. Do I just need to replace the governor? Thanks alot!
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PHUTT6
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  • 1995 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 224,460 MILES
Six cylinder four wheel drive automatic 224,460 miles

My battery quit working and I had to get it replaced as well as got a radio installed Monday, September 13, 2010, and I think that maybe the persons that did this for me has disconnected my windshield wipers and now they do not come on. Can you tell me how to remedy the problem?
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MDQUE73
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  • 1995 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 265,000 MILES
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 265,000 miles

Wipers, speedometer and radio stopped working. Radio was on but cut off. Did not notice speedometer and wipers were not working until later.
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NASCAR22296
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
  • 200,000 MILES
My windshield wipers will not work in the rear or front and I checked all the fuses.
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DANKS
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  • 1994 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 130,000 miles

My wipers sometimes work and do not. The intermittent does not work at all. Where is the wipe module located?
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BLACKFOOT09
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  • 1999 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,000 MILES
Six cylinder four wheel drive automatic 150,000 miles

hello, I have a little problem my rear window wiper does not work. I thought it was the motor, but it was not I took it to a body shop he told me it was not. Now I am puzzled what it could be you can hear a hum when you push the button and the water runs out where it should go it just does not move. Help me please!
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