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Sprayer system doesn't work.

I pull back on the sprayer handle and no water is sprayed either on the windshield or on my headlights. However, the wiper do work (move back and forth) fine. It seemed that last summer, they all of a sudden quit. They used (the pump I guess) to make a noise when the water came out - but not now. I guessed electrical to be the problem, so checked all related fuses (#3 and #36) - they were fine. Not sure what to do next. Pls help. It's winter and I need the sprayers to work. Much thx!

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  • cucumberman Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks drshenk and ndguy - appreciate the help. I will look into these. Btw, before I take it into the shop, do you know where online I could get a detailed drawing/schematic of what I am looking at for this vehicle ?  Much thx! 

  • kb3157 Dec 04, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem as cucumber but had heard the audi has 2 separate pumps? I could be wrong. will check the motor. You say the pump is contained under the water reservoir?? I really do not want to take it to the dealership as they will charge $$$$$

  • ET - CLT Jan 27, 2009

    I have a 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro - I have the exact same issue. Everything was working fine then in the summer my sprayer stopped working. I have already checked the fuses - not the issue. How difficult is the pump to replace on my own? Has anyone looked into the cost of the repair?

  • sparky331 Feb 16, 2009

    The fuses check out fine but no noise from either pump. Any suggestions?


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U washer pump motor went out i suggest taking it to a dealer
1 Inspect Fuse Corroded, burned, or shorted fuse may be interupting power source. Sprayer system doesn't work. - grey_line.gif 2 Inspect Windshield Wiper Switch Faulty wiper switch or circuit. grey_line.gif 3 Inspect Wiper Motor Worn or faulty wiper motor.

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    Shaun Plencner Dec 04, 2008

    not sure can try


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Well the pump for those sit in the bottom of the washer jug and the filter on the pumps are not the best. The pump could have burnt out or the conector on the bottom could have come off i have seen that happen at some lube shops.

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SOURCE: need to replace windshield sprayer on 1992 geo storm

Many are just force-fitted in the holes in which they are mounted. There is no stress to speak of on them so little reason to pop out - well, unless someone is unnecessarily pulling on the connecting tube.

Removing the old and installing a new one wojuld be better done when the hood is warm to prevent breaking the replacement when inserting it.
BTW; is the pump motor running at all? These are the pits as motors or pumps so could fail easily. 

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