Ford Taurus Service Manual: Diagnosis and Testing

Wipers and Washers

Special Tool(s)

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DTC Chart

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

SCCM DTC Chart

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Symptom Chart

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

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Pinpoint Tests

Pinpoint Test A: All Windshield Wipers Modes Are Inoperative

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Washer in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Multifunction Switch in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

    Possible Sources
  • Fuse
  • Wiring, terminals or connectors
  • Wiper relay
  • Multifunction switch
  • Wiper motor
  • SCCM

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the BJB fuse 4 (30A) and make sure it is OK.
  • Inspect the wiper relay for damage.

PINPOINT TEST A: ALL WINDSHIELD WIPER MODES ARE INOPERATIVE

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Pinpoint Test B: The Intermittent And/Or Low Speed Windshield Wipers Are Inoperative

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to System Operation, Intermittent Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Multifunction Switch in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

SCCM DTC Fault Trigger Conditions

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    Possible Sources
  • Wiring, terminals or connectors
  • Multifunction switch
  • Wiper motor
  • SCCM

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the multifunction switch for damage.

PINPOINT TEST B: THE INTERMITTENT AND/OR LOW SPEED WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE INOPERATIVE

NOTE:

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Pinpoint Test C: The Windshield Wipers Stay On Continuously

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to System Operation, Intermittent Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Multifunction Switch in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

    Possible Sources
  • Wiring, terminals or connectors
  • Multifunction switch
  • Wiper motor
  • SCCM

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the multifunction switch for damage.

PINPOINT TEST C: THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STAY ON CONTINUOUSLY

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Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Pinpoint Test D: The Windshield Wipers Do Not Operate Correctly In The Intermittent Mode

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to System Operation, Intermittent Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Multifunction Switch in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

    Possible Sources
  • Multifunction switch
  • Wiper motor
  • SCCM

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the multifunction switch for damage.

PINPOINT TEST D: THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS DO NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY IN THE INTERMITTENT MODE

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Pinpoint Test E: The Rain Sensitive Wiper Feature Is Inoperative

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to System Operation, Rain Sensitive Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Multifunction Switch in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Rain Sensor in Wipers and Washers.

SCCM DTC Fault Trigger Conditions

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    Possible Sources
  • Fuse
  • Wiring, terminals or connectors
  • Rain sensitive feature not enabled
  • Foreign material on windshield, such as dirt, dust or bugs
  • Wiper blades
  • Windshield glass
  • Multifunction switch
  • Wiper motor
  • Rain sensor

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the windshield for damage.
  • Inspect the rain sensor mounting for damage.

PINPOINT TEST E: THE RAIN SENSITIVE WIPER FEATURE IS INOPERATIVE

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Ford Taurus. Body

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Pinpoint Test F: The Windshield Wipers Do Not Park At The Correct Position

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

    Possible Sources
  • Wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft
  • Wiper motor

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the mounting arm and pivot shaft for damage.

PINPOINT TEST F: THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS DO NOT PARK AT THE CORRECT POSITION

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Pinpoint Test G: The Washer Pump Is Inoperative Or Always On

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. REFER to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81, Wipers and Washers for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Wipers in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to System Operation, Windshield Washer in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Multifunction Switch in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Front Wiper Motor in Wipers and Washers.

REFER to Component Description, Washer Pump in Wipers and Washers.

    Possible Sources
  • Wiring, terminals or connectors
  • Washer pump
  • Multifunction switch
  • Wiper motor
  • SCCM

Visual Inspection and Diagnostic Pre-checks

  • Inspect the multifunction switch for damage.

PINPOINT TEST G: THE WASHER PUMP IS INOPERATIVE OR ALWAYS ON

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Ford Taurus. Body

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    Specifications, Description and Operation
    SPECIFICATIONS Material General Specifications Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Wipers and Washers Overview The windshield wiper/washer system is activated by the wiper/washer contro ...

    General Procedures, Removal and Installation
    GENERAL PROCEDURES Wiper Blade and Pivot Arm Adjustment Cycle and park the windshield wipers. Verify that the RH and LH wiper blade tips are aligned to the "I" marks on the lower windshield gla ...

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