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Windshield washer fluid will not pump

Reservoir is full of washer fluid but will not spray on windshield.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Same problem as above, changed washer pump and still no fluids are squirting. Next step is checking the voltages to see if there is any output to the pump it self.

  • seo155 Feb 08, 2009

    Having same problem as above. Changed the pump and it still doesnt work. Need to check the voltages to see if its getting any power. To get to the resivoir you need a 13mm deep well socket, 10mm socket, and a 7mm socket.

    The storage container on the drivers side is held down with a stud who's nut is in the outer wheel above the tire. Use the 13mm deep well to get the nut off. Inside the compartment there is a 10mm bolt that attaches the container to the body. Firmly pull up the container and below is the washer resivoir. There is a connector to the outboard side by the top lip of the engine compartment where the plastic container was. Unplug that and it kills power to the pump.

    The washer is held down by a 13mm bolt on the out board side of the container and a 7mm bolt that secures the filler port to the front of the vehicle. On the front side of the container is a plastic cover. To the front inboard side are 2 tabs. Pull the plastic out of the tabs and slide the container out. Pull and replace the pump and reverse the removal steps. Just a quick tip as well, put electrolitic grease on the electrical conections prior to conecting them again. It will prevent corrosion in the future.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    every time I run the washer blades it blows the fuse for the washer blades. the blades work fine just no washer fluid. can,t clean the windshield unless I go to a gas station.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    WINDSHIELD WASHER DOESN'T WASH . FULL OF FLUID, HEAR WASHER RUNNING BUT NOT LIQUID TO WINDSHIELD

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how to remove windshield washer low fluid switch in washer resvold in a 08 impala?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    windshield washer fluid is pumped out of reservoir and on to the ground

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    windshield washer pump is pumping fluid on the ground

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    he washer fluid is overspraying past the windshield

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Will this harm the engine?

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The windshield washer pump might be bad. It should be located somewhere on the reservoir

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