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Ford Flex Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the front windshield window wiper blades on a 1st generation 2009 to 2019 Ford Flex SUV.

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2019 Ford Flex Wipers
Raise Wiper Arm
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Ford Flex crossover SUV in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicle such as the Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Taurus, EcoSport, Escape, Edge, Expedition, Transit Connect, F-150, Ranger, MKZ, MKC, Navigator, MKX and Continental may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 24" and Passenger Side 22".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Aero 24" & 22", Anco 31-24 & Anco 31-22, Bosch 24A & Bosch 22B, Rain-X 5079280-2 & Rain-X 5079279-2 and Trico 16-240 & Trico 16-220.

No tools are required to remove and replace the wiper blades.

The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.


Rotate Away Old Blade
Black Plastic Release Tab
Then rotate the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm at a slight angle.

Locate the black plastic release tab in the center of the old wiper blade's mounting bracket.

Push In Release Tab
Pull Wiper Blade Down
Push the release tab in towards the metal wiper arm and hold it in place.

Firmly pull the wiper blade down and out of the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Once the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the old wiper blade is out of the hook, rotate the blade until it is perpendicular (at a 90 degree angle) with the wiper arm.

Remove Blade From Hook
Towel - Protect Glass
Pull the old wiper blade off the end of the metal wiper arm.

Place a towel on the windshield to protect the window from being cracked, chipped, shattered or scratched just in case the wiper arm smacks down on to the glass while you are replacing the wiper blade.

I almost always buy the Bosch 24A and Bosch 22B wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.


Line Up New Wiper Blade
Pass Hook Through Hole
Line up the new wiper blade with the end of the wiper arm.

The rubber blade should be pointing out away from the windshield.

Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the middle of the new wiper blade above the plastic mounting bracket.

Rotate Blade Parallel
Slide Blade Into Hook
Rotate the new wiper blade until it is almost parallel with the wiper arm.

Smoothly and firmly pull the new wiper blade up until you feel the plastic mount "click" securely into the hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached to the arm.

Lower Arm To Window
Wiper Blade Replaced
Gently lower the wiper arm down to the windshield.

For the best wiper performance, I recommend thoroughly cleaning off the window and applying a glass treatment product that will repel water and snow such as Rain-X.

Be sure to write down the blade change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my Ford Flex DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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