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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Exterior, Sedan
#3265 of 3300 Wiper Arm Needs Ajusting
Apr 21, 2011 (9:09 pm)
Hi, new here, I need some help. Anyone know how to adjust the wipers. When I turn them off, they come to rest alittle to high. I have a 2011. I hate to bring it in for just that.
#3266 of 3300 Re: Wiper Arm Needs Ajusting [frankgsr]
Apr 22, 2011 (5:33 am)
I didn't know they were still selling them in 2011, I thought they stopped a few years ago.
I would check the owners manual, it may have a simple adjustment for raising/lowering the wipers for ice and snow...I have never moved mine since I bought it in 2004...
#3267 of 3300 wipers on Merc GM
Apr 22, 2011 (6:10 am)
My 2004 Grand Marquis with 155K miles is like new. Why do my wipers keep popping off? I have to keep them on the arms with twist ties.
#3268 of 3300 Re: wipers on Merc GM [jmbicycle]
Apr 22, 2011 (6:33 am)
If you have the single pin on the arm like I do, you must gently, but firmly, push the wiper blade onto the arm until it clicks...you might want to spray a drop of WD40 on the blade so that the little spring can break loose and compress to hold it onto the arm...
#3269 of 3300 Re: Wiper Arm Needs Ajusting [marsha7]
Apr 22, 2011 (8:24 pm)
They stopped selling to the public I think in 2009 or 2010, they still sell them to fleet owners. I bought mine on E Bay from someone in FLA that got it at auction from Enterprise. It had 667 miles on it, but the car was in a wreck. I paid 12,500 , and it cost me $2,500 to fix parts and labor.
Now I have a new car for $15,000
I gotta get some pictures up on it!
#3270 of 3300 Re: Wiper Arm Needs Ajusting [frankgsr]
Apr 25, 2011 (10:37 pm)
The wipers on all the newer CrownVics and Marquis` are all "a bit too high" compared to older Panthers. We have a 96 and a 2006 Marquis and found a lot of cost cutting measures on the 2006, one of them is wipers, that unfortunately don´t move back under the hood when turned off like on my 96. The Wiper-Motor/ Gear is probably from some other Ford Product, that does not offer that nice device. Anyways, they might still be too high on your Crown Vic, if so, there is a locking device, a little mechanism (ít´s hard to describe in english, I´m from Germany, sorry) at the base of the arm, where the arm is put onto the Pin coming out from the wiper Gear, you can pull out a little "metal-plate?" wich stops the arm from coming off the pin.. When the arm is released, check, if you can put it on again a little lower. On some cars, thats not possible as there is arrestor.
May 30, 2011 (3:18 pm)
I am new to this site, so am unaware of any chat room "nuances" or protocol when it comes to discussion. I also do not live on the net, just occasionally read things of interest when I can remember them.
I have owned a 2000 Crown Vic [practically beat it to death] and always, despite having to replace the rear air suspension hoses due to driving fast over a bumpy dirt road, regretted getting rid of that car. Bought an 08 Mazda 6 just to see what having a car like that would be like [i.e. snappy sport sedan] and I ended up getting rid of that too. The replacement: an 09 Grand Marquis. Now, I knew there would be a slew of old-man jokes, and I knew that Edmunds and other sites knock this car to pieces, but I will tell you what - get used to one of these babies and unless you are restless, stick with it. I live in Colorado, so of course snow is a consideration. Face it, if it is snowing that bad no one should be out anyway, but my GMLS handles fine. It is heavy, safe, and I don't have to worry about being smacked and getting torn up in an accident because there is a lot of meat on this car. It is also big inside - and I know I am going to catch it from the Sable crowd, but oh well.
Another thing is, I have the Norsea Blue [I think that is what it is called], and being a Navy Vet, it is somehow appropriate. I get a lot of looks in this car - I swear, when you're on the freeway putting around Denver, people act like you're a state trooper and they slow down I am not a cop, I work in school administration, but I will tell you that this car is powerful, doesn't handle like a boat, and is as comfortable as a car can get. The dash is the dash, and looks fine. The seating is cushy, and I am a big guy [6'3, 270#] and this is the only car that fits me. Granted, there are other more popular, sportier, economically correct cars out there, but I am sticking to my guns. When they say this thing is a cruiser, they're dead on, and since I am past the point where I have to impress anybody, I guess I'll stick to cruising. By the way, I'm 48, haven't hit 50 yet, and really can't see owning anything else. This is a big, mean, powerful enough car. Long live the Grand Marquis.
And by the way, whomever at Edmunds said this thing handles like the USS Nimitz doesn't realize that is actually a backhanded compliment. I was a reactor electrician on the USS Eisenhower [the Nimitz was our sister ship] and I am flattered that we ended up being referred to in a car review column.
May 30, 2011 (3:38 pm)
I too take that as a compliment. I see it as a Dinosaur V-8 Master of the road. Hey, power, comfort and reliability. Smooth and Easy down The road we go!
#3273 of 3300 Re: 2009 Reviews [schoolmaster]
May 31, 2011 (9:51 am)
If you like your GM, you would love the Town Car, but it doesn't have A Tacometer either.
#3274 of 3300 Re: 2000 Grand Marquis starter removal [timbuckedtwo]
Jul 13, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Did you find out how to get off. I have the same trouble with mine.