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Old 09-02-2015, 06:36 AM
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This from a 2011 Escape? It doesn't take a standard blade. Do you have to but special onesoris there an adaptor or what? I have seen 2 or 3 other types you just use the adaptor or take off the one the blades come with but never this.....

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Old 09-02-2015, 06:43 AM
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It's a new world. Same issue with my Chebby truck. Some weird square end wiper arm.
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Most of the wipers you can buy at walmart have an adapter included in the package. I had the same issue with my 2012 Focus.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:52 AM
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Most of the wipers you can buy at walmart have an adapter included in the package. I had the same issue with my 2012 Focus.
Yea, you know I an OK wth most new crap. But what the heck was wrong with the old hook arm style? Why change things just for the sake of change? Do they think I will take it to a dealer? With the hook style, Just push off and snap push on. How much simpler can it be?
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Pure Luck View Post
Most of the wipers you can buy at walmart have an adapter included in the package. I had the same issue with my 2012 Focus.
Thanks these were Michelin (ez - lok ) on sale at a discount store for like 2 bucks - I'll try again...
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:02 AM
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Yeah, I was also agitated with the change. I think they do it so you'll take it to the dealer. Once you find the right ones, they are an easy install. Go to autozone or something and have them change them for you. It's free install if you purchase from them. That way you don't waste money buying the wrong ones.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Yea, you know I an OK wth most new crap. But what the heck was wrong with the old hook arm style? Why change things just for the sake of change? Do they think I will take it to a dealer? With the hook style, Just push off and snap push on. How much simpler can it be?
Like my stupidass BMW. Can't do an oil change without complex procedure to reset the mileage indicator. I just ignore all the information crap, and hell will freeze over before I go to the dealer.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:01 PM
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Just buy the Motorcraft wiper blades on Amazon. Besides, I find the darn things actually last longer than most of the aftermarket ones, and don't really cost any more.
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Rain x wipers, no joke. Try em. Ull lovem!!!
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:54 AM
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Thanks to all.

I feel better it ain't just me..

Plus I just realized that these lasted almost 5 years so that's ain't bad. I'll just do amazon where I do almost all shoppping these days.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Thanks to all.

I feel better it ain't just me..

Plus I just realized that these lasted almost 5 years so that's ain't bad. I'll just do amazon where I do almost all shoppping these days.
Rain-X at Costco's
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Rain-X at Costco's
We are supposed to get one around here sometimesoon. From what I hear they are the best of the club stores. There is just way too much NIMBY governing our area. Nothing can get built except some cutsie botique or some crap hipster hole that pays no taxes.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
We are supposed to get one around here sometimesoon. From what I hear they are the best of the club stores. There is just way too much NIMBY governing our area. Nothing can get built except some cutsie botique or some crap hipster hole that pays no taxes.
Another good one is Goodyear blades
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Originally Posted by JUST GOT RIVERRED View Post
Rain x wipers, no joke. Try em. Ull lovem!!!
Yep!
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Two thoughts:
- if you buy the rubber blades at my Honda dealership, they install them for free. Same thing at my local Action Auto.
- if you take the old hook-style wiper arms off a vehicle at a salvage yard, I'll bet they bolt right onto your Escape. R/R of an entire wiper arm is quick and simple.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:19 PM
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My mothers chevy traverse has that type. I refuse to use any wiper blades that require a stack of puzzle pieces to install. I found the correct replacements at napa. My mom says she needs new wiper blades anytime they make a noise or leave a streak. She's over 70, traverse is a 2010 with 35k miles. I swear I've put 10 sets of wiper blades on it. No, they didn't really need replacing but debating that with my mother is non-productive.
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Bosch. Best wipers ever.
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