1990 acura legend ls battery power drained by a relay near front
It turns out that a relay located near the windshield washer fluid
reservoir was draining my battery. There are two relays located there,
the one creating the problem was located closer to the front of the
car. I removed the relay and everything still seems to work properly
with the car. However I would like to know if replacing the relay will
fix the problem properly or if it is possible that there is a wiring
short somewhere in this circuit which needs to be traced. This relay
made a clicking noise when the battery negative is connected/disconnected. It has vibrated if touch it Partnumber is 056700-5260
What does this relay do?
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There isn't a relay. The motor is attached to the side of the reservoir, near the bottom. You will most likely have to remove the tire and the inner fender well to get to it. Before you replace the motor. Use a volt meter and check for power and to the plug. You only have power when the switch is engaged.
could be a relay (I believe they are located under the battery its been a while since Ive worked on one) you could also give an enthusiasts club a try I believe yuors is a second gen www.acura-legend.com may be able to help you with this. good luck
The rear windshield washer fluid for the rear window uses the same as the front. if it is like a '99 Explorer, it has one pump that has reversing
current controlled by two relays . Access the relay box by removing air
cleaner top and hose near right front corner. The front and rear washer
relays are the two near the rear of the box. One of the two is sticking
or has corroded terminals. You can use the horn or a/c relay from the
relay and fuse box near the battery.Good luck and hope this helps.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
Disconnect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of
the cowl grille so that the in-line connector remains with the washer
hose from the fresh air plenum.
Disconnect the washer hose from the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
Remove the filler tube screw.
Hoist and support vehicle on hoist or jack stands.
Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
Disconnect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
Drain washer fluid from the reservoir and into a suitable clean container. This can be done by disconnecting the windshield washer hose
from the front (outboard) washer pump and allowing the washer fluid to
drain into a container through a temporary jumper hose connected to the
front washer pump.
Disconnect the electrical body harness connectors to the
washer pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on
the connector to the release position, then, depress the black tab and
pull the connector off the pump or sensor.
Remove the two reservoir mounting screws.
Disconnect the reservoir from the body mount by raising the
reservoir upward slightly and then down so that the reservoir filler
neck and front washer hose pull through the opening in the front fender
Push filler neck and front washer hose through the opening in the
front fender side shield. Connect the reservoir to the body mount by
lowering the reservoir down.
Install the two reservoir mounting screws. Torque screws to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
Connect the electrical body harness connectors to the washer
pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on the
connector to the closed or locked position.
Assure that washer is properly routed to prevent pinching and possible inoperative washers.
Connect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
Install the right front wheel and tire assembly.
lower vehicle from hoist or jack stands.
Install the filler tube screw. Torque screw to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
Connect the washer hose to the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
Connect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of the cowl grille.
Install the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
These days, most windshield washer pumps are mounted to the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir. Where’s that, you ask? Well, you know that spout you pour the fluid into—the one that disappears into nowhere? Well, the reservoir is actually located inside the front fender between the bumper and the front wheel.
To replace the pump, you will have to jack up the vehicle, remove the front wheel and then remove the inner fender liner.