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No wiper fluid is spraying out when I activate the wiper wash

I have the wiper fluid reservoir filled and the wipers move back and forth as they should, but no fluid sprays out. I wiped off the area of the sprayers and there do not seem to be any obstructions. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Mark

p.s. It's an 03 Civic if that makes any difference

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  • redbirds90 Dec 17, 2008

    I don't really hear the pump working. If it's either that or blocked jets or line, what are my repairs to fix the problem?

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WHEN YOU TURN ON WASHERS CAN U HEAR THE PUMP WORKING IF YOU CAN IT WILL BE
BLOCKED WASHER JETS OR LINE OR WASHER PUMP IS FAULTY.

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  • stevieger Dec 19, 2008

    HI THERE SORRY I DIDN'T REPLY SOONER FIRST THING TO TRY IS GETTING SOMEBODY TO WORK WASHERS & YOU LISTEN UNDER BONNET (BEST WITH ENGINE OF & IGNITION ON) YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR PUMP THEN IF NO PUMP CAN BE HEARD THEN YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK FUSES TO SEE IF BLOWN IF OK THEN YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE SPLASH GUARD & GET ACCESS TO WAQSHER PUMP IF YOUR ELECTRICAL MINDED THEN YOU NEED TO DISCONNECT CONNECTION & CHECK FEED GOING TO PUMP IF YOU HAVE A ELECTRICAL TESTER YOU CAN CHECK FEED IF THATS OK THEN ITS THE PUMP.IF YOU CAN HEAR PUMP GOING THEN ITS BLOCKED YOU WILL NEED COMPRESSED AIR YOU CAN BLOW OUT THAT WAY THAT USUALLY DOES TRICK IF YOU CAN'T BLOW OUT YOU CAN TAKE TO GARAGE THEY MIGHT HAVE XMAS SPIRIT & DO IT FOR NOTHING.

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