how do i repair intermittent wipers on 2000 ford windstar?


Asked by Jun 26, 2015 at 02:42 PM about the 2000 Ford Windstar Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

wipers work other than intermittent and auto nesting.

1 Answer


Those controls are not in the wiper unit itself but by replacing the arm control on your steering wheel column. That little twisty knob you use to operate them... that is where you want to look to replace. It is a matter of taking apart the steering column plastic jacket, disconnecting the arm's wiring, possibly the arm itself and then replacing it. Most likely it got gummed up inside there, so it is VERY possible that if you go to the store and get some electrical contact cleaner with a little straw and you shoot that up inside the twisty separation (if there is large enough gap) and then twist the control back and forth several times that it will clean the oxidation and or crud off the terminals inside that unit enough for them to get your wipers to work again.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 Windstar Rear wiper arm. 1 answer

    How do I replace the 01 Windstar rear wiper arm.

    2001 Ford Windstar Limited


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 windstar won't turn over. 9 answers

    2000 windstar won't turn over. New Battery & starter, checked the Relays & fuses all good. Starter energizes but wont turn over.

    2000 Ford Windstar SE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 windstar 3.8 wont crank 4 answers

    2000 windstar wont start. I changed plugs and wires but messed up the sequence tried to start and only puffed smoke from throttle body once. Corrected the sequence,now wont crank. Could I have blown t...

    2000 Ford Windstar


    Maintenance & Repair

  • What engine does my 2000 Windstar have? 7 answers

    I'm told there was a 3.0 and a 3.8: one source says that if it's an "LX" (which it is) it would have the 3.0; another says that if the 8th number of my VIN is "4" (which it is), then it has a 3.8- whi...

    2000 Ford Windstar LX


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Windstar Questions

Ford Windstar Experts

#1 JohnBarJB
Reputation 480
#2 T_S_T
Reputation 440
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country"
802 Great Deals out of 22,215 listings starting at $1,787
Used Dodge Caravan"
1,068 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Odyssey"
409 Great Deals out of 26,297 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Sienna"
360 Great Deals out of 25,823 listings starting at $600
Used Ford F-150"
3,181 Great Deals out of 216,388 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
433 Great Deals out of 30,352 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford Expedition"
573 Great Deals out of 21,491 listings starting at $2,111
Used Ford Mustang"
716 Great Deals out of 41,261 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Escape"
1,675 Great Deals out of 94,364 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Prius"
518 Great Deals out of 24,654 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Focus"
1,171 Great Deals out of 56,882 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer"
1,336 Great Deals out of 71,681 listings starting at $300
Used Toyota Tacoma"
640 Great Deals out of 30,202 listings starting at $2,850