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Ford Taurus 1996-wind screen water squirter not working

I cant get my water squirters to work to clean the wind screen, the winscreen wipers work out when i push in the water release switch nothing happens...

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    Thank you!!! they work now!!! thanks so much



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You will need a test light/probe to check wether you have power to the windscreen washer bottle motor.If you have power at the motor and it doesnt pump you will need to replace it.Because the wipers are still working its unlikely to be a power supply issue.Can you hear the motor trying to pump when you activate it?If you can hear motor humming then you may have blocked nozzles.Usualy a small sewing needle poked down the squirter nozzles will clear them.Also make sure your water squirter hoses are not blocked and havnt fallen off.

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