To replace wiper linkage, remove the wiper arms, open the vehicle hood, expose the wiper linkage, remove the wiring harness, unbolt the old wiper linkage, attach the new linkage, replace the wiring harness, plastic trim and rubber moulding, close the hood and reattach the wiper arms. This 45-minute procedure requires safety gloves, a wrench, a screwdriver and new wiper linkage.Continue Reading
Lift up the wiper arms, remove the plastic bolt caps, unbolt the arms, and lift them off of the vehicle. Set the arms and bolts aside, and keep the right arm separate from the left.
Open the vehicle hood, and visually locate the rubber moulding and plastic panels at the top of the engine compartment. Peel away the rubber, and unclip the plastic panels. If the panels are screwed in place, remove the screws. Set the moulding and panels aside.
Unplug the wiring harness, unbolt it, and lift it out to expose the wiper linkage.
Unbolt the old wiper linkage, remove it, set the new linkage in its place and bolt it down. Replace and reconnect the wiring harness.
Set the plastic panels over the wiring harness, and replace the clips or screws. Replace the rubber moulding, and close the vehicle hood.
Set the wiper arms in the sockets, tighten the bolts, and replace the plastic bolt caps.
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To replace a front windshield, remove the plastic trim or rubber molding, the urethane molding and the seal holding the windshield in place, and then apply urethane to the pinchweld and urethane primer to the frit band of the replacement windshield. Finally, align the glass properly on its frame.Full Answer >
To replace the clutch on a Ford F150 with manual transmission, disconnect the battery's negative cable, elevate the vehicle, take the gear shift linkage out, and detach the speedometer and rear light harness. Take the transmission and driveshaft out, access the old clutch, and replace with a new one from a clutch kit. Grease the new clutch, and reassemble the various parts.Full Answer >
To change car wiper blades, pull the wipers away from the windshield, press the attachment tab, remove the wiper blades from the wiper arm, install the new blades in the wiper arms, and push the wipers back to the windscreen. Take caution not to break the windshield.Full Answer >