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Motorcraft Wipers Don't Fit - Very puzzled!


Best Answer smr2112 , 30 June 2015 - 05:19 PM

OK, I did this when I came home from work.  These are absolutely the correct

wipers for the car.  Need a matched pair.  They match the factory ones exactly

and I will not use anything else if I can help it.

 

WW-2700 (passenger side)[DS7Z-17528-B] (Right)
WW-2601 (driver side) [DS7Z-17528-A]  (Left)
 
I had just assumed the WW-2700 was the driver side and it is not, it is
opposite.  Also, both blades are absolutely the same length and will
only fit on their correct/intended side - you can not switch them either
accidentally or on purpose, hence my confusion.  Not sure of their
exact length, but 2700 does not mean 27" and 2601 does not mean 26"
necessarily - they may be one of those lengths, I did not measure.
 
I am as good as new, they are simple to install if you have
them on the side they belong to!
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#1 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:12 AM

So I purchased (from RockAuto) a set of wipers for my 2013 Fusion Hybrid.

 

They are:

 

WW-2700 (driver side)
WW-2601 (passenger side)

 

Came in standard Motorcraft packaging and part numbers seem exactly right.

They look exactly 100% the same as what is on the car, but for some

reason the connector end tip doesn't quite fit right - looks like a manufacturing

issue, just ever so slightly off.  Can't use them.

 

Anybody seen this problem?  I can return them, but stumped what to do?

I may buy a pair from Ford and see if they work.

 

I also have had sets from RockAuto and then came in a generic cardboard

package - and they were fine.  Motorcraft name and sleeve - no good.  I never

would have expected this issue....

 


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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

I bought those wipers from RockAuto and they fit my 2013 Fusion Energi just fine.

 

Position the passenger wiper at the maximum up position and lift the arm off of the window until it is pointed straight up into the air.

Squeeze the two plastic tabs together and rotate the blade clock-wise until it is horizontal.

Lift the blade off of the arm.

Take the new blade in your left hand with the top of the blade pointed to the right toward the front of the car.

Lower the blade onto the arm so the hole in the plastic goes over the tab at the top of the arm.

Rotate the blade counter-clockwise until the plastic tabs snap into place.  I had to squeeze the tabs together to get them to snap into place.


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#3 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:11 PM

Oh yep, this blade is very simple to get on and off - I love them.

However, something about the plastic connector is cut or molded

and just off a tiny tiny bit so as it won't seat properly/fully.  I can't get the tabs

to snap in properly and securely even with a fair amount of force.

Very puzzling.

 

Back to the old blades, no problem.  I have to look closely as

that opening in the connector may be just a tiny bit too small

and edging it with a knife would do the tricky.  That clip is

attached permanently otherwise I'd just swap it with the working

blade.

 

Same issue with passenger and driver sides.  This was in a

Motorcraft packaging/sleeve.

 

 

I bought those wipers from RockAuto and they fit my 2013 Fusion Energi just fine.

 

Position the passenger wiper at the maximum up position and lift the arm off of the window until it is pointed straight up into the air.

Squeeze the two plastic tabs together and rotate the blade clock-wise until it is horizontal.

Lift the blade off of the arm.

Take the new blade in your left hand with the top of the blade pointed to the right toward the front of the car.

Lower the blade onto the arm so the hole in the plastic goes over the tab at the top of the arm.

Rotate the blade counter-clockwise until the plastic tabs snap into place.  I had to squeeze the tabs together to get them to snap into place.


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#4 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:23 PM

Been a while and now I am wondering if I should try them backwards.

My notes are a bit mixed up

 

Maybe it should be -

 

WW-2700 on the Passenger Side

WW-2601 on the Driver Side

 

I did not try this orientation, just assumed the 27" one would go on the

driver side.

 

LH would be driver and RH would be passenger, correct?  If so Ford parts

says I should reverse them so I will try this.  Could just be a user error...


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#5 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:05 PM

WW-2700 is the driver side.

WW-2601 is the passenger side.

 

You said you couldn't get the plastic tabs to snap into place.  I had to squeeze the tabs together to get them to snap into place.


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#6 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:19 PM   Best Answer

OK, I did this when I came home from work.  These are absolutely the correct

wipers for the car.  Need a matched pair.  They match the factory ones exactly

and I will not use anything else if I can help it.

 

WW-2700 (passenger side)[DS7Z-17528-B] (Right)
WW-2601 (driver side) [DS7Z-17528-A]  (Left)
 
I had just assumed the WW-2700 was the driver side and it is not, it is
opposite.  Also, both blades are absolutely the same length and will
only fit on their correct/intended side - you can not switch them either
accidentally or on purpose, hence my confusion.  Not sure of their
exact length, but 2700 does not mean 27" and 2601 does not mean 26"
necessarily - they may be one of those lengths, I did not measure.
 
I am as good as new, they are simple to install if you have
them on the side they belong to!

Edited by smr2112, 30 June 2015 - 05:22 PM.

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#7 OFFLINE   billford

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:52 PM

If you look closely where you squeeze the tabs, you'll see a small cutout, this has to match the arm.

What ever happened to the old style of wiper refills? You just change the rubber blade, cut to fit. Was a lot cheaper to replace back then...Now you have to replace the whole thing, the only thing that wears and tears is the rubber blade...
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#8 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 09:16 PM

What ever happened to the old style of wiper refills? You just change the rubber blade, cut to fit. Was a lot cheaper to replace back then...Now you have to replace the whole thing, the only thing that wears and tears is the rubber blade...

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:22 AM

Also, quick note, when replacing the blades, put a stiff piece of cardboard on the windshield to protect it.

Some years ago, I was replacing a wiper and the spring loaded metal arm slipped out of my hand and snapped against the windshield, same as a rock hitting it. It didn't crack, but took a small chip out of the windshield. Be careful.


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:35 PM

I put new blades on when I got the winter tread mounted.  I used Anco Winter Extreme 26" blades and they went on fine.  My OEM blades were leaving little streaks of water on the windshield in either direction and it was irritating as all get-out.  Goodyear Manager had the same issue with her OEM blades on her Mustang.  So far - in rain - the Anco ones have worked well and left no streaks.  We'll see what happens when I have a few inches of white stuff on the beast.


Edited by Cobra348, 21 November 2015 - 11:36 PM.

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602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare,

blacked out grille

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice





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