Remove the pump from the tank and make sure there is no junk stopping up the pump.
allso if the pump does run and there seems to be no stoppage,then replace pump.
running dry some times damagers the impellar that pumps fliud.
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The fluid could be frozen in the hoses or the pump is broken. If you drive the car for awhile, the hoses will thaw out and the washers will work. Try getting fluid good to -20F. This fluid will be good for most areas in the US.
Replace the pump if you turn on the switch and hear no sound from the engine bay. Have someone standing close by for this test.
first thing i would do is remove the rubber hose from the pump to the wipers. if fluid is coming out then you lines are plugged or kinked also in the past i have had to take a pin and poke the holes at the wiper end. also check inside of the washer fluid tank and see if the hose is clogged and not pulling fluid
The same tank that holds the front wiper washer fluid holds the rear. If your rear washer is not working, it could be one of 2 things.....
1- your washer fluid tank is low. Most car manufacturers design the tank so the rear washers stop getting fluid first to remind you to fill the tank.
2- there is a clog in your rear washer system or the pump is not working. Your problem sounds like your pump is working, so first top off your washer fluid tank, then if after about 30 seconds of trying (it takes a while to get back there), try to first unplug the rear washer by scrubbing with a toothbrush and hot water. Next, follow the hose to see if it is pinched somewhere or broken.
There is a little float mechanism inside the washer tank that is probably stuck or binding. If the wiper/washers work, you have power to the fluid tank.
Pull of the top and see if you can locate it. You might need a piece of flexible, fine wire to GENTLY help it along...
I have a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. I could hear the washer pump working but no fluid was coming out. We blew the lines with an air compressor and air came through all nozzles, that did not solve the problem. Long story short, we discovered the turbine in the pump was foaming up the fluid that was in the tank. We emptied the fluid (possibly bad batch of fluid) put straight water in the tank and the washers are now working fine. Unfortunately we dont know when the fluid was filled last or the batch number, we only know that it was the blue. I will buy new fluid tomorrow. It is unfortunate that a 1.99 bottle of fluid could cause so much problems and expenses for some. Hope this helps someone.