Windshield wiper problem


Asked by Jul 08, 2013 at 09:00 PM about the 1999 Ford F-150

Question type: General

The driver's side wiper goes far left and then far right and then only a little way. What is causing this?

4 Answers


Could be a number of problems, wiper arm bushings, wiper pivot assembly, bad wiper arm knuckle unit, you will just have to get in there and check.

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James Ramond

hold down bolt at wiper arm at windshield is loose or arm is stripped from gripping pin. see if looseness by moving outside by hand while arm is parked on glass!

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James Ramond

may have plastic arm cover over hold down nut!

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Best Answer

My husband took off the plastic cover on the arm and tightened it and now it works fine. Thank you very much!

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