Mercury Mountaineer Parts And Mercury Mountaineer Accessories
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The Mercury Mountaineer luxury SUV may be one of the better-quality vehicles rolled out by Mercury in its lifetime, but given its age-the Mountaineer was phased out in 2010-several of its parts may have already begun to age. And one of the parts in the Mountaineer that is most likely on its last legs right now is the wiper blades. With a service life ranging from three months to three years, the wiper blade inevitably dries out over time. This, in turn, could lead to unsightly streaks and scratches on the Mountaineer\'s windshield as well as loud squeaking noises as it travels across the windshield surface.
Once the wiper blade starts to become brittle and displays other signs of damage, it has to be replaced. Thankfully, replacing Mercury Mountaineer wiper blades are quite easy, requiring only an hour or two of your time and some basic tools.
If you plan on replacing the wiper blades in your Mountaineer SUV by yourself, you need to find one first that matches your vehicle. Automotive wiper blades sold in the market nowadays come in various types and dimensions, with each one catering to a specific vehicle type. For the Mercury Mountaineer, the wiper blades vary in length depending on the model year. Mountaineers with model years 1997 to 2001, for instance, have 18\" front wiper blades and 13\" rear wiper blades, while those sold in 2002 to 2004 have 22\" front blades and 16\" blades at the rear. Mountaineers with model years 2005-2010 have slightly smaller wiper blades, however, with 20\" front wiper blades and 13\" rear blades.
In addition, it is also recommended to purchase a blade with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certification or one that\'s at least OEM-compliant. OEM certification means the wiper blade meets the exact specifications set by Mercury for wiper blades to be used in the Mountaineer SUV, resulting in a near-perfect fit and performance that\'s similar to that of the factory blade.
The windshield wiper blade is extremely fragile and can easily break when not handled properly, so take extra care when unhooking it from the wiper arm. Take note of a stopper or pin where the rubber part of the wiper blade meets the metal arm, as this secures the blade in place. To unhook the blade, simply press on the stopper or pin until the blade unlatches from the arm. Make sure to hold the end of the wiper blade while you detach it to prevent the blade and arm from slapping against the windshield. We also recommend placing a folded towel over the windshield for additional protection in case the wiper arm and blade snaps back before you can catch it.
Attach the new blade onto the arm in the reverse motion that you pulled the old wiper blade out. If the blade comes with a hook, carefully position the blade so that the hook is pointing towards the wiper blade. Slowly align the new wiper blade until it locks in place with a clicking sound.