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Ford Escape Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
How to replace the rear window wiper blade on the liftgate of a 2nd generation 2008-2012 Ford Escape with pictures.

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2011 Escape Rear Wiper
Pull Wiper Arm Up
Turn Blade Perpendicular
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012) Ford Escape SUV in replacing the rear windshield wiper blade.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or related Mazda SUV, crossover, or hatchback vehicles such as the Edge, Explorer, C-Max, Expedition, E-150, E-350 Wagon, Flex, Transit Connect, MKX, MKT, Mariner, Mountaineer, Navigator, and Mazda Tribute may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible aftermarket 12" wiper blades include the following with their part numbers: Trico 12-E, Anco AR-12E, Michelin 9512, Rain-X 850006 R12E, Valeo R12B, Bosch H300, Pentius PWG12A, Silblade RB112-E, ACDelco 8-212E and Motorcraft # WW-1201PF.

No tools are needed to replace the rear window wiper blade.

Pull Wiper Blade To Right
Blade Popped Off Arm
Old Blade Removed
The first step is to move to the rear window of your Escape.

Gently pull the wiper arm away from the window until the blade can be rotated perpendicular to the arm.

(To make it easier to pull the arm away from the window, you may be able to pop off the black plastic cap at the base of the arm where it attaches to the window depending on your model year.)

With the wiper blade positioned perpendicular to the wiper arm, apply pressure to the right until the blade pops off the arm.

You may have to wiggle the wiper blade a bit and apply more pressure to get the cylindrical mount on the wiper blade to pop out of the notch near the end of the wiper arm.

Don't let the wiper arm slap against the glass since it may cause a scratch or even crack the window.

I recommend buying the Trico 12-E rear wiper blade since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.


New 12" Wiper Blade
Rubber Blade Facing Out
Pull Blade To Left
Orientate the new 12" wiper blade near the wiper arm with the rubber blade facing out towards yourself.

Position the cylindrical mounting bar on the new wiper blade in front of the notch on the wiper arm.

Firmly pull the blade to the left to snap the bar into the notch.

New Blade Installed
Flip Blade On Window
Blade Installation Complete
Carefully swivel the wiper blade back in to position against the rear window.

(If you popped off the black plastic "c" shaped cover on the base of the wiper arm, push it back in to place.)

For the best wiper performance, I'd recommend cleaning off the window and applying a glass treatment product such as Rain-X.

For more, please check out my other Ford Escape Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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