Q: Windshield wiper not working in 1998 Ford Taurus

asked by on

My left windshield wiper won't work. Do I need a new motor?

If your left wiper is not working, but your right one is, then that may be a sign of damaged wiper linkage. This particular vehicle uses 1 motor, located on the passenger side to drive both wipers, driving the driver side with a linkage mechanism. I would recommend a thorough inspection of the window’s linkage mechanism by a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the exact nature of the problem.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Windshield wiper not working in 1998 Ford Taurus

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My engine won't crank.

Hi there. It sounds like the head gasket is burned between the combustion chamber and a water jacket. It may be a small leak to not get any in the oil. To check this condition, get a block test with...

Q: A lot of car noise

Hi, how does the engine run? If the timing was off it won't run as well as before and there is the possibility of damaging internal components. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to help...

Q: Brake pedal is going almost to the floor

One of the most common causes of the brake pedal going to the floor is a loss of brake fluid. Generally, this is easy to detect due to the fact that there is usually brake fluid leaking on the ground...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.