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Windshield fluid squirter doesn't work - 99 Maxima

1999 Maxima - Wiper switch and wipers work fine. Even after adding windshield fluid, it doesn't squirt fluid on the windshield. Checked the fuses, and they are ok. Any ideas about how to diagnose this better before just replacing squirter or switch?

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I would first test your washer pump ( squirter) by a 12 volt source such as battery take 2 wires one for negative and one for positive leads from your battery or other source of 12 volts to the leads on your pump if pump is bad it will not run, you can bypass the switch in the same manner only remove the switch connectors from switch and apply the power to your car connection. Mike

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    I would first test your washer pump ( squirter) by a 12 volt source such as battery take 2 wires one for negative and one for positive leads from your battery or other source of 12 volts to the leads on your pump if pump is bad it will not run, you can bypass the switch in the same manner only remove the switch connectors from switch and apply the power to your car connection. Mike

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Chk pump for noise when engaged humm if not thtere replace pump , if pump operates,chk hoses for leaks usually at r/s cowling under hood , if flow to there replace nozzles

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