How To Replace your Mustang’s Wipers
A good set of Mustang wiper blades and other windshield wiper
components is crucial to the continued safety and comfort of your
driving experience in the car. When you’re driving and the weather turns
sour, either due to rain, sleet, snow or some other form of
precipitation, you’ll need to have sturdy and reliable windshield wipers
that can quickly and easily rid the windshield of any debris or water
that may have accumulated. A windshield arm that isn’t properly attached
or that doesn’t have a powerful blade will not be nearly as effective
as one that can clear off the windshield right away.
Fortunately, there are many different types of windshields that will
work well for your Ford Mustang car. Because the windshield wiper is
generally not considered to be a major accessory on the car, you can
usually avoid spending a huge amount of money on this system if you need
to replace it. It’s a good idea to check on your windshield wiper
blades every 6 months or so.
Step 1 — Gather Your Materials
The most important thing that you’ll need for your windshield wiper
replacement process is the new set of wipers themselves. Be sure that
they’ll fit on your windshield. Check in with a mechanic or an auto body
repair shop representative for more advice about which wiper blades you
should buy. If you need to replace the entire system, you’ll also need
to buy additional motor components as well, but this is not typically
Step 2 — Remove the Old Wipers
Gently lift up one of the wiper arms. You’ll be able to prop it in
place above the windshield to give you more room to see what you’re
doing. Look for the release button at the base of the windshield. Press
it with your finger to activate the release of the wiper blade. You’ll
then need to slide that blade off of the wiper arm so that you can
change it out. There is a side pin located on the back and side of the
wiper arm. You may be able to access this by hand, or you might need a
screwdriver in order to properly adjust the pin. Release the pin and
then carefully slide the arm off of the blade itself. Repeat this entire
process for the other wiper arm to remove the blade from that side as
Step 3 — Install the New Wipers
Take a look at the instructions that came with the new wiper blades.
You may wish to clean them off first before you install them, and make
sure there are no stray pieces of rubber that might influence the way
that the blade wipes the windshield. Generally, installing the new blade
is the reverse of the process of removing the old one. Slide the new
blade onto the arm and fasten the pin in place. Next, clip the arm back
into place so that the release button resets itself. Then gently place
the wiper arm down onto the windshield and ensure that it fits properly.
Repeat the same process of the other arm and blade as well.
Check on your wipers before you plan to drive with them. Spray some
water on the hood of the car and use the wipers to be sure that they’ll
provide a clean swipe. Also make sure that they will not make any sounds
as they operate, as this can be aggravating while you’re driving.