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A washer pump in a car's windshield wiping system moves washer fluid from a reservoir through hoses. The motorized pump pressurizes the fluid to allow it to be squirted from the hoses through nozzles onto the front and/or rear windshield of a car. The washer fluid helps windshield wipers get rid of rain, dirt, or other objects that can interfere with a driver's visibility. If your washer fluid is not being sent out when activated, the solution could simply be filling the washer system's reservoir with more fluid or cleaning the nozzles and hoses. In more severe cases, the washer pump may need to be replaced. Here are steps to troubleshoot a windshield-washer pump.
The hose could be clogged ! Do you know where you add the washer fluid ? Somewhere on the bottom of that plastic bottle is the washer pump .
Removal and Installation
> WARNING: Windshield washer solution contains methanol, which is poisonous. Observe all cautions and warnings indicated on label of washer solution container. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
> CAUTION: When replacing the windshield washer pump be careful not to damage the rubber grommet.
> CAUTION: Do not operate the windshield washer pump before filling the reservoir. Failure to do so could result in premature pump failure.
NOTE: When installing the reservoir, the filler neck must be lubricated using a water-based lubricant.
Remove the bolt and the windshield washer reservoir filler neck.
Remove the RH fender splash shield. For additional information, refer to Section 501-02 .
Remove the foam filler and remove the retainer.
Remove the 2 screws and the accessory drive splash shield.
To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
Remove the nut, 2 bolts and position the A/C accumulator aside.
To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).
Unclip the A/C lines from the inner fender well.
Drill out the rivet and remove the bracket.
Remove the 2 bolts, slide the windshield washer reservoir assembly forward to release it, and position the washer reservoir aside.
Install the upper bolt followed by the lower bolt, and tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
Disconnect the windshield washer tube assembly from the pump and release the windshield washer tube assembly from the washer reservoir.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the windshield washer pump.
Release the wiring harness from the reservoir, and remove the washer reservoir.
try and fill up the washer bottle with water for test and use it. if you hear the pump work keep using it till you see where fluid is leaking out. my guess is a hose is broken and all the fluid is leaking out
There a small diameter hoses that run the the nozzles for the front and rear windshield. More than likely, one is loose or cracked and is leaking. Do you have good spray on the windshield as you operate it? Is one weaker than the other? - If so, you definitely have a leak in a hose or nozzle.
Another common leak area is around the reservoir edge or near the pump. The pump commonly resides at the bottom of the reservoir.
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If you have used ANYTHING beside windshield solvent in you reservor, you may have created WAXING from soap in the bottom of washer tank, which clogs pump,lines, and nozzel....take the tank out and wash it..disconnect washer hoses at nozzel and clear with compressed air along with the nozzel...if you use solvent only you may have a worn washer pump or restriction...check those and good luck.....