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98 Cherokee Front Washer Pump Inop, rear pump o-k, Same Pump?

The front washer pump on my 98 Cherokee is inop, rear pump is o-k & sounds like it's in the same location as the front pump (under the left front fender?) Is it the same pump? Why will it work for the rear washer but not the front? How do you get to it?

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  • ekcm Mar 02, 2009

    Front washers don't work. But the rear one does. Reservoir is full. ANy idea of how to fix? Source the cause?

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Different pumps. They are both located side by side on the bottom of the washer reservoir.
They are cheap and easy to replace, or just move the wires from one to the other, then your front will work and not the rears.

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