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Windshield Wipers won't spray 2004 Rav4

For the past 2 years, when temps fall below 38˚ my front wipers won't spray on my 2004 Rav4. The back one sprays fine, no matter how cold it is out. The dealer can't figure out the problem. I bought a new motor, which I've yet to have installed because they told me both wipers work off the same motor. I use top notch wiper fluid (and if it was freezing, then why would the back sprayer work?), and the line has been checked more than once...so I am at a loss for what could be going on. Can you help?
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  • leibshein Jan 08, 2009

    First off, thank you for such a speedy reponse! Second, and most importantly...thank you for helping me resolve my issue! I printed off your response and gave it to the dealership along with the new pump. An hour later, I left with working wipers! I believe it was your specific suggestions that finally gave the mechanics something to consider instead of just giving me the "can't figure it out" and "it's the same pump" excuses I got before. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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I think the dealer is mistaken, the is a washer jar for the front and one for the rear. be sure fluid is pure, and undiluted. clean out front washer jar, if it has been contaminated with any wrong fluid it will never flush it self out. Second point is front washer pump may have minor seal concern that is only apparent when cold. if first step does not cure, I would recommend repalcing pump. Keep me posted

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