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Windshield washer doesn't work

We have a 2007 malibu. the washer container is filled, but it won't spray on the windshield.

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That means that either the pump is not working, or the spry nozzles are clogged, replace both , you find parts at any local parts retailer.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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Is the pump working? press the washer button while you listen at the pump. If you hear it working, disconnect a hose from the pump, aim it into a container and repeat the test. If there's a solid stream, repeat the test at the hose connection to a spray nozzle. If a car has two nozzles, it's unlikely that both nozzles would plug up simultaneously, but it is possible that the hose from the reservoir is kinked, that a check valve (installed in some lines) has closed up or an inline filter is plugged. So if you get a solid stream from the pump, but nothing at a hose connection, work your way back to the pump. If all you can find is a check valve or an inline filter, remove it and make a temporary splice with a plastic hose connector. You may find the washer system operates well enough to make that your permanent repair.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 16, 2009

    If the pump isn't working,
    either it's failed or there's a break in the circuit leading to it.
    Unplug the wiring connector and again have your helper press the washer
    button while you probe the terminals with a grounded 12-volt test
    light. It should go on with the probe in one of the two terminals, and
    when you identify that one (the current feed), try to jump across the
    two terminals with the test light. Again it should go on. If you can't
    get the light to go on in the first test, there's a break in the
    current-feed side of the circuit from the washer button, and you'll
    have to trace it from there. If you can't get the test light to go on
    when you jump across the two terminals of the connector, there's a bad
    ground.


  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 16, 2009

    The connector passes both
    tests? The pump is the problem. On most late models, you can just pull
    it out


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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 16, 2009

    If there's a solid stream from
    the hose connections, the nozzles apparently are plugged. The easiest
    approach is to just replace them, if you can get new ones. Most nozzles
    are held by retaining screws or built-in squeeze clips. Some nozzles
    have just a single-side clip (press toward the nozzle and push the
    nozzle out). Others have clips on both sides of the nozzle (squeeze
    together and push out the nozzle). If the opening is large enough, you
    may reach in with fingers to squeeze the clip(s). Otherwise, use
    needle-nose pliers.


  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 16, 2009

    Soak the clogged nozzles in
    vinegar, at least overnight, to dissolve deposits, then blow compressed
    air through the nozzles, and that should restore the spray pattern.


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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 16, 2009

    hope this helps

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You should check your electrical conection at the "pump" terminal if there's no power then trace that wire back and reconnect it properly.  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.

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Check out if its getting blocked from the top/head.just remove it and refit properly/.then check out.it should work.

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Have you checked the washer pump fuse?
Consult your manual for the location of the fuse.

Is it cold? The sprayhead may be frozen up.
Do you hear anything when you press the wash button?

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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