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2 different parts.  Left wiper and right wiper have different part numbers.  Both are 29".  

 

Motorcraft WW2953

This product fits this position on your 2016 Ford Transit Connect:

  • Right

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Motorcraft WW2954

This product fits this position on your 2016 Ford Transit Connect:

  • Left

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I installed a new OEM wiper on the driver side, and a Sears DieHard wiper on the passenger side.  Now, it's time to wait for the winter storms to see how they turn out.  The original OEM wipers, after 2 years, saw some streaking on the driver side and the passenger side falling apart.  No science here.  I randomly squirt washer fluid.  Rain falls are not consistent.  I park outside with full UV exposure.  Installation was fairly easy for both.  Sears wiper came with different adapters for different vehicles.  

 

Item # 02899890000 Model # DHB29

 

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I'm currently using Bosch Icon wipers.  I have had good results with them in the past, and they aren't much more outrageously overpriced than any other aftermarket wiper.

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6 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

How did wiper blades get so expensive?

I am curious if there is some "special" connection of the blade to the arm, or is it just the "standard" hook, slide and clip just like most every other car in the past 15-20 years? I don't really care for the way the arms sort of retract back down under the hood when you switch to "off".

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9 hours ago, OLDSCHOOLFOOL said:

I am curious if there is some "special" connection of the blade to the arm, or is it just the "standard" hook, slide and clip just like most every other car in the past 15-20 years? I don't really care for the way the arms sort of retract back down under the hood when you switch to "off".

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I reckon there's nothing "standard" about wiper blades.  

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14 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

I reckon there's nothing "standard" about wiper blades.  

Every vehicle I have bought wipers for in the past 20 years has been the "hook" type. Soooooo easy. Thanks for posting that pic. I seem to recall the bayonet style being the one back in the 60s & 70s but that was a long time ago.

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I'm officially less thrilled with Bosch Icon blades than I was.  They are not holding up well so far.

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Well that is no fun, but thanks for the info.

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The Sears wiper I installed side-by-side with the Ford MotorCraft wiper is doing very well.  Both are doing well.  The winter storm season has begun in this area.  Both wipers are awesome so far.  But I only have rain.  And my expectations are for wipers to last at least 1 year.  The OEM wipers that came with the car lasted 2 years.  But I've seen wipers go 4,5,6 years.....even inexpensive wipers.  My only standard is that the rubber does not disintegrate, and that it wipes clean.   Obviously, cleaning the blades help.  Dirt, debris, sand, pollen, hair, and other crime scene DNA can interfere with wiper performance.  When the wipers  leave streaks, or simply smear the water around, it's time to replace them.

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6 hours ago, WillMartin said:

I'm officially less thrilled with Bosch Icon blades than I was.  They are not holding up well so far.

 

 

Noted.  How long have you had this set on the car?

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I see those Rain X wipers at Walmart but never tried them .

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2 hours ago, herb said:

I see those Rain X wipers at Walmart but never tried them .

Expensive.  But good.

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On 12/22/2018 at 6:42 PM, Fifty150 said:

 

 

Noted.  How long have you had this set on the car?

Not long.  A few months.  Granted, it's a few Seattle months, which means lots of use, but they shouldn't be squeaking yet.

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Even in Seattle, I would expect wipers to be good for 1 year.

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