Question about 1986 Buick Century
Fluid is topped up, wipers run either way but no washing fluid sprays out, although it still sounds like its trying.
1. the washer fluid jets are plugged possibly and will not allow fluid to discharge. Take a small wire or needle and stick into the jet end where the fluid comes out and it should spray after that if that is the issue.
2. the lines coming from the washer pump could be broken or cut open. Remove the line at the back of the spray jet either at the hood or at the wiper arm, then attempt to spray the wiper fluid. If it does not spray then there is an open/broken line coming from the washer pump or the pump may have a problem. If fluid is coming out of the line, the jet again is plugged up. Also check to see that fluid is going into the washer pump (locating the pump and getting to it is sometimes not so easy depending on where the mfg put the pump).
Posted on Jan 18, 2013
1 Check for blockages at the inlet and outlet.
2.Remove pump from tank and test independently. Replace if not pumping.
Posted on Jan 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are a number of different issues that could cause this.
-The circuit for the wiper should be the same as the washer; same fuse. -I'd suggest trying to run the washer while the hood is open and the engine off. If it runs, you should hear a dull whine.(a 2nd person might be of use to help look and listen)...(find the pump by following the hoses from the wipers to a unit mounted close to the dashboard in the engine compartment)
-If it runs, check to see if any fluid is coming from a hose that might have become disconnected.
-If the pump runs, and if you see no fluid coming from anywhere, and if you can reach the hose connected to the washer pump, pull that hose off the pump. Try running the pump again to see if anything comes out in a good stream.
-If the pump doesn't run at all, check to make sure the connector hasn't come loose.
-If the pump still doesn't run, check to see if you have 12 volts at the connector at the pump. A simple check can be done with an auto bulb connected to the plug at the motor while the pump switch is pushed.
-If you have power at that point, you likely need to replace the pump and motor.(depending upon the age of vehicle & your mechanical abilities...a call to a local wrecking yard is suggested ..atleast to compare the cost vs. new)
hope that helps
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
Follow the tube to the wiper to see if it "Tee's" into the main washer fluid line. Unhook the driver's side one and try to blow through it (Don't inhale, Bill!). If it feels stopped up, you can try compressed air.
Lastly, make sure that the "T" is not blocked too. You can hit the squirter with the driver's side unhooked to see if anything comes out. If it does, it is blocked between the "T" and the exit port. Sometimes the exit ports get wax in them. You can use a paperclip or needle to clean it out.
Posted on May 30, 2009
No switch. Take a big rubber hammer and strike bottom of tank while someone is cranking car. Sometimes this will make pump work until you shut it off to replace the pump.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
First make sure the pump is working. Open the hood and watch & listen to the pump(bottom of the fluid resovior) while someone activates the washer. If the pump is not working check the fuse first before replacing the pump.
Check and make sure all of the fluid hoses are not clogged. Next make sure the nozzles are also not clogged.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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