Ford F150 Windshield Wiper Problems? (SOLVED!)

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If you own a Ford F-150 you may have experienced windshield wiper problems. In this blog post we’ll discuss the most common issues and how to fix them.

Windshield wipers are an important safety feature of your vehicle. They help you see in inclement weather and keep your windshield clean. However like any other component of your car they can experience problems.

The most common windshield wiper problems on the Ford F-150 are:

  • The wipers leave streaks or smears on the windshield
  • The wipers making noise
  • The wipers not moving at all
  • The wipers moving too slowly
  • The wipers moving too fast

If you’re experiencing any of these issues don’t worry. In most cases they can be easily fixed.

Common Ford F-150 Windshield Wiper Problems & How To Fix Them

1. The Wipers Leaving Streaks Or Smears On The Windshield

If your wipers are leaving streaks or smears on the windshield it’s likely because the blades are old and need to be replaced. Over time the rubber on the blades wears down which reduces their effectiveness.

To fix this problem you’ll need to purchase new windshield wiper blades and install them. If you’re not sure how to do this consult your Owner’s Manual or watch a how-to video.

2. The Wipers Making Noise

If your wipers are making noise it’s likely because the blades are old and need to be replaced (see problem #1). However it’s also possible that the problem is with the wiper motor.

If you think the problem is with the wiper motor you’ll need to take your vehicle to a mechanic for diagnosis and repair.

3. The Wipers Not Moving At All

If your wipers are not moving at all the problem is likely with the wiper motor (see problem #2). However it’s also possible that a fuse has blown.

To check if a fuse has blown consult your Owner’s Manual or watch a how-to video. If you find that a fuse has blown you’ll need to replace it.

4. The Wipers Moving Too Slowly

If your wipers are moving too slowly the problem is likely with the wiper motor (see problem #2). However it’s also possible that the problem is with the wiper switch.

If you think the problem is with the wiper switch you’ll need to take your vehicle to a mechanic for diagnosis and repair.

5. The Wipers Moving Too Fast

If your wipers are moving too fast the problem is likely with the wiper motor (see problem #2). However it’s also possible that the problem is with the wiper switch.

If you think the problem is with the wiper switch you’ll need to take your vehicle to a mechanic for diagnosis and repair.

FAQs

1. How Often Should I Replace My Windshield Wiper Blades?

It’s generally recommended that you replace your windshield wiper blades at least once per year. However you may need to replace them more often if you live in an area with a lot of inclement weather.

2. How Much Do New Windshield Wiper Blades Cost?

The cost of new windshield wiper blades varies depending on the make and model of your vehicle. However you can expect to pay between $20 and $30 for a set of two blades.

3. Can I Install New Windshield Wiper Blades Myself?

In most cases yes. Installing new windshield wiper blades is generally a fairly easy process. However if you’re not sure how to do it consult your Owner’s Manual or watch a how-to video.

4. Where Can I Buy New Windshield Wiper Blades?

You can purchase new windshield wiper blades from most auto parts stores. You can also purchase them online from a variety of retailers.

5. What Should I Do If My Windshield Wipers Are Still Not Working Properly After I’ve Replaced The Blades And/Or Fuse?

If your windshield wipers are still not working properly after you’ve replaced the blades and/or fuse the problem is likely with the wiper motor. You’ll need to take your vehicle to a mechanic for diagnosis and repair.