Working on a 57 Ford Fairlane windshield wiper. Had the vacuum motor rebuilt but the wipers still stop halfway thru their travel. Squirted triflo on all pully shafts. Any suggestions?

Asked by Mar 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM about the 1957 Ford Fairlane

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The shop manual info is sketchy.  Looks like a long cable under tension that would be difficult to reinstall without prior experience.

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HAVE 57 FORD SAME PROBLEM I GAVE UP PUT IN ELECTIC WIPER COST $200.00 VERY EASY TO REPLACE BUY ON EBAY 186 PLUS FREIGHT??? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TAKE OUT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WHERE WIPER SWITCH IS I CANT FINE OUT HOW TO GET BEHIND THE PANEL SO I CAN PUT NEW ELECTRIC SWITCH IN PLACE OF OLD VACCUM SWITCH???

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Below the wiper and cigarette lighter are two sccews holding the air duct in. Take the screws out and drop the duct down and you can reach the back of the old wiper control. REMOVE THE SCREW IN THE WIPER KNOB, REMOVE THE KNOB AND UNSCREW THE CHROME BEZEL FROM THE CONTROL AND THE CONTROL WILL COME OUT OF THE DASH. YOU USUALLY WILL NEED A SWITCH SHAFT EXTENSION FOR THE 57 TO INSTALL THE NEW SWITCH.

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