How to Choose and Replace Ford Ranger Windshield Wipers

Replacing your Ford Ranger windshield wipers is a quick and easy process as long as you get the correct size blades. Find out how here.
Written by Abbey Orzech
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
Replacing your Ford Ranger windshield wipers when they start to streak or tear is important to your safety on the road. Luckily, the replacement process is quick and simple. 
Even though your windshield wipers may lay dormant for a lot of their lifetime, you’ll need them to be in proper working condition when the time does come to flick them on. That means they lay flat on your windshield, don’t streak, and aren’t tearing. 
Changing your Ford Ranger windshield wipers is not labor-intensive and can be done in just a couple of minutes. Here to guide you through the process of choosing the right blades and installing them is
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The best windshield wipers for a Ford Ranger

Windshield wipers are one of those car parts that you may not realize are crucial until they stop working correctly. And when that happens,
driving in rain
or snow or dust becomes dangerous. 
So you head to your local auto store for a new set, but you’re met with an entire aisle of options—how are you supposed to know which ones are best for your Ford Ranger?
The
OEM Ford windshield wiper blades
will no doubt fit your needs since they’ll be made specifically for your
make and model
. If those are unavailable or you simply prefer aftermarket products, here are three of the top replacements for Ford Ranger windshield wipers:
Once you decide on a suitable replacement, you’ll need to look for the correct size of wiper blades that will fit your vehicle. The exact measurements your Ranger needs depend on its model year. Check out the chart below to discover yours. 

Ford Ranger wiper blade size guide

Model year
Driver side
Passenger side
Rear
2021
26 in.
16 in.
N/A
2020
26 in.
16 in.
N/A
2019
26 in.
16 in.
N/A
2011
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2010
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2009
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2008
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2007
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2006
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2005
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
2004
18 in.
18 in.
N/A
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The Ford Ranger line was temporarily retired between 2012 and 2018, which is why there are no values for those years. Thankfully, the ol’ Ranger came back to us in the end. 

How to replace Ford Ranger windshield wipers

Your Ford Ranger windshield wipers should be replaced every 12 months unless you notice that they’re already on the decline. 
It’s likely that you’ll be on a more frequent wiper blade replacement timeline if you live somewhere that rains or snows often, where your wipers have to work harder than average. 
At 12 months (or once you notice wear and tear), it’s time to change your wiper blades. Don’t panic if you’re new to
car maintenance
! Replacing windshield wipers is among the easiest maintenance tasks out there—here’s how you do it for a Ford Ranger. 

How to put Ford Ranger windshield wipers in service position

To start, put your windshield wipers in the service position. This stops your wipers in the vertical position necessary to swap out the blades. 
To reach the service position, turn on the ignition but keep the engine off. Turn your wipers on until they’re vertical, then turn the ignition off. 
Lock the blades in their service position by carefully pulling them away from the windshield, and you’re ready for the swap. 

How to replace Ford Ranger wiper blades

With your wipers firmly set in the service position, you can grab your fresh blades and get to work. 
  • Slide the old blade off the wiper arm. You may need to push or pull a release tab on the arm.
  • Slide the new blade on the wiper arm and make sure it clicks into place on the arm’s grooves. 
  • Push the wipers back toward the windshield to return them to their operating position.
  • Ensure the new wipers work by turning your ignition and wipers back on. 
And that’s it! Replacing your Ford Ranger windshield wipers is a simple at-home process that will keep your visibility high and your safety better guaranteed. 

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It’s this simple: download the Jerry app or go to getjerry.com. In about the same time it takes to switch out one wiper blade, our
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