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Liftgate washer problem on 2003 Ford Windstar

The washer fluid will not come out on the liftgate on my 2003 Ford Windstar. The windshield fluid dispenses, but not the back. Any idea why? Thanks in advance!

Tim

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    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    took awhile i looked it up and there is only 1 reservoir , with front and rear washer pumps in it ,it's up front . possibility rear washer motor burned out , would need to be tested , possible broken washer line ,you would probably notice w/w fluid going on the ground when trying to use the rear washer, or a clogged up rear nozzle , it would take minutes for a tech to diagnose the system at a shop . maybe you have a local friendly shop in your area that could look at it for you .

    J5

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    have you checked the owners manual , i can't remember if that application has a rear reservoir in the back when you open the liftgate , i think theres a reservoir bottle back there , in the jam to the left . i would call it a solution but i really can't remember .

    J5

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Yes a shop is usually great advice with this but heres some things you can do yourself. first lets keep it simple have you inspected rear nozzle and cleared nozzle openings with sharp pin?
First you must have these following tools:
haynes or chiltons repair manual
multitester with voltage and impedance features
Step one: location reservoir for washer fluid
Step two: access the sprayer motors under washer reservoir
step three: using multi tester set to 20V test hot leads to motors if theres power then move on if not check fuses and follow power leads to look for damaged power wiring
Step four: if there was power make sure the lines are intact and full of fluid after youve pressed switch (you may have to trace fliud line all the way to the rear for damage or leaks)
After all this you should've been able to find problem theres nothing left once theres power and fluid to rear nozzle except clearing the nozzle openings

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