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How to remove of windshield wiper fluid tank?

2001 cavalier. Does the battery and the drivers side tire have to come off in order to remove the windshield wiper fluid tank?

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  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    Well, it's "easy" to replace the reservior. I did it today. But tell you what. When I dismantled the reservior parts, I found the reason that is only the hose's not connected. So check the hose first when you are planning to do this whole things.

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    battery not so much , but left tire and fender liner yes , and sometimes removal of the left headlight to access 1 of the reservoir bolts . sorry .




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SOURCE: 2001 Buick Regal LS windshield washer fluid does not spray

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)

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The windsheild wiper relay might be stuck or broken. Try tapping it with something or replace it. Could also be the the switch (lever that you control the wipers with) i hope this helps and good luck with diagnosing your problem.

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In my 2007 Saturn Vue there is what I think is an air pump which is cracked that one port is not connected to anything.

There is a electric motor that pumps washer fluid . Located in the bottom of the washer fluid tank .
Wash Operation (Front and Rear Wipers)
The front and rear washer systems use the same windshield washer fluid pump. When either the front or rear wiper is in the washer position voltage will be supplied to one side of the windshield washer fluid pump (depending on whether it is front or rear), while the other side of the pump is grounded.
At this point, the windshield washer fluid pump sprays solvent onto the windshield. When the front or rear washer is activated, the BCM receives an input from the switch that is activated. The BCM will control the wipers while in the WASH mode. The BCM will control either the front wiper relay or the rear wiper relay to turn on the wipers. The windshield wipers operate at low speed for 3 swipes and returns to the park position.

When turning on the washers do you hear the motor run ? Have some one try it while you listen at the washer fluid tank ! These pump motors do go bad .
turn OFF the ignition.
Disconnect the harness electrical connector of the windshield washer fluid pump.
Connect a test lamp from the windshield washer pump control circuit to a good ground .
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Press the front washer switch.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES or NO !

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Get Your Car Winter-ready

With winter weather just around the corner (or, in some cases, already here), giving your car a quick check up may just make the difference between trouble-free winter driving and getting stuck until spring. Here are some basics to look for:

1) Have your battery checked! You can bring your car to someplace like Batteries Plus, and they will check your battery and charging system for free. Waiting until after a really cold night is about the worst way to find out your battery is shot!
2) Check the engine fluids:
a) While the car is cold, check the level of anti-freeze/coolant in the collection tank (you may need a flashlight to determine the level; there are usually lines marked on the side of the opaque plastic tank for "Cold" and "Hot"). Add pre-mixed anti-freeze, available at any auto parts store or Walmart, if it is low. Use green fluid if that is in your car already or orange fluid if that is what your car has. DO NOT MIX THE 2 TYPES! Check your owner's manual if you are not sure.
b) Next, check the engine oil level. (Car must be on a relatively level surface.) First, determine where the dipstick for the oil is (you may need to check the manual again, but it is usually easy to identify). Remove the dipstick from the tube; wipe it off with a rag or paper towel, checking to see that the “add” and “full” marks toward the bottom of the dipstick are readable. Now, re-insert the dipstick into the tube, and make sure it is fully seated. Carefully remove it again and check the oil level according to the marks or holes on the stick. Add oil ONLY if it is below the “add” line. Consult your manual for the correct grade of motor oil for your car. (In cold weather, 5W-30 is usually best.)
c) Windshield washer fluid is critical to help clear road spray off of your windshield. If the forecast calls for below-zero temperatures; make sure to buy fluid for those conditions. Under the hood, it may be a visible tank with a snap-off cap, or it may be a filler-neck that leads to a hidden tank (these usually include a plastic dipstick). Fill the reservoir almost to the top; you can never have too much washer fluid!
3) Check your windshield wipers: If they are streaky or the blade is detached from the wiper arm, replace them!
4) Now we need to check the tires. Let’s start with the tread depth:
a) Using a tire tread depth gage (very inexpensive), insert the probe of the gage (nearest the “T” end) into the deepest part of the tread groove. Push the probe into the groove; make sure the probe bottoms-out in the groove. Carefully remove the gage from the tire, and read the depth that is even with the “T”. If it is less than 5/32”, you will need new tires very soon. Additionally, the tread wear should be even across the width of the tire.
b) Next, check the pressure in all 4 tires. Use a tire pressure gage (very inexpensive). First, remove the valve cap from the valve stem. Press the gage firmly against the valve core for about 1 to 2 seconds, then remove the gage from the valve and read it. Compare these readings with the suggested pressure in the owner’s manual (or on the sticker usually found on the body post where the driver’s door opens, or possibly on the door itself). Add air if necessary. NOTE: Most tire dealers will check the wear and pressure for free.
5) Also, try to keep your fuel tank at least half-full in the winter. This will help prevent condensation in the tank from freezing and blocking the fuel lines with ice.

Finally, make
sure to carry the following items in your trunk:
a) Spare tire and jack/ lug wrench.
b) Jumper Cables (Even if you don’t know how to use them, someone else will.)
c) Blanket.
d) First Aid kit.
e) Extra windshield washer fluid.

Once you have checked these basics, you are ready to navigate the snowy roads with the assurance that your car is as prepared for the snow as you are!

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Where is fuse for wiper fluid pump on a 2003 cavalier?

It can be faulty wiper motor or blown wiper control fuse.

Do you hear any kind of noise when you starter the wiper function. If yes then fuse is ok, but issue is wiper motor.

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How do i remove the alternator from my 2001 aztek

you have to remove the washer fluid tank, battery ,and full windshield wiper assembly. there are three bolts that must be removed on the alternator, plus two wires. The alternator sits way in the back under the wiper assembly(passenger side). Almost impossible to get to, right against the firewall, must use a small ratchet wrench, NOT SOCKET-TOO BIG. Hope i could help

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2003 Chevy Cavalier - Driver side wiper doesn't work

Likely broke the nylon bushing cap on the left side wiper transmission assembly. Best as I can tell, the cap is not replaceable so replacement of the assembly is required. These are available new AC Delco p/n 19120840 about $75, or on ebay used for about $35. ACDelco 19120840 Windshield Washer Transmission Kit. Goold luck, mine's broke too!

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How to change the windshield wiper fluid bottle on 2001 chevy silverado or how to stop leaking of fluid without changing the bottle. Is there a product to plug up a leak?

Hello, I know of no product capable of a long lasting repair. You might be able to seal it on the outside with some sort of epoxy but a better fix would be to replace it with a new reservoir bottle. To remove it you need to unbolt that skinny brace above the battery and remove the battery and unbolt the top bolts of the washer reservoir. CAUTION, if you have the THEFTLOCK radio be sure to disable it before removing the battery cables. Set the parking brake and chock the rear wheels. Loosen the lug nuts on the driver's side wheel just enough to break them loose and jack up the driver's side and place a jack stand on a solid part of the frame, remove the driver's side wheel. Remove the inner wheel liner to give you access to the bottom reservoir bolts and pump, disconnect the electrical connector and unbolt the pump motor and washer reservoir, then slide it down and out, being careful of the small tube that carries the fluid to the wipers. Installation is the reverse, good luck and if you have any other questions don't hesitate to send a comment.

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Windshield wiper driver's side went limp wind

THe wind doesn't just push the power arm off, it must be broken and will need be replaced, You need to check if the actuall bracket that holds the arm is broken as well. It has teeth on it which when the arm is put on it lock in place with a clip

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Front windshield wipers are crashing into each other

Yes you can adjust them yourself. First you need to check that the wiper arms are not bent. If not, remove the cap at the wiper arm base, under it u will find a nut, remove this nut. you should now be able to remove the wiper arm. (it is comon for caravan wiper arms to be corroded on. If the arm dosen't come off, you may need to heat up the wiper arm with a propane torch. be careful not to melt the plastic cowel under the arm. OR you can use a wiper puller or a battery puller. do not force it, you can break the arm, DO NOT PRY AGAINST THE COWEL OR WINDSHIELD.
Once both arms are off, turn your van on and turn the wipers on. watch the wiper posts, turn the wipers off and watch the wiper posts return and stop in the "parked" position. Turn the van off. Install the passanger wiper arm first, it is positioned closest to the bottom an inch or two above the black cowel. It should be parrallel to the cowel. next install the drivers side wiper arm. it is positioned about 4 inches above the passanger wiper. again running parrallel to the cowel and passanger wiper. tighten the lock nuts down (do not over tighten) wet down your windshield with glass cleaner or windshield washer fluid and test wipers. If they still hit you can lower the passanger one a little or raise the drivers one a little (careful you don't raise the drivers one too much or it will 'jump' off the windshield at the top of the wipe).
good luck, hope this helps.

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My windshield wipers work but I cant squirt windshield cleaner

it's likely the tiny motor/pump located at the bottom of the tank that has failed. to confirm this have some turn on the washer fluid switch and test for voltage at the pump. there are several aftermarket pumps you can use as a replacement.

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I am needing to replace the coil pack on my 2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L. It's in a spot that is not easily accesible. I'm wondering if anyone has any tips/tricks to doing a replacement.

I just did the job yesterday.
1. Remove the windshield wipers.
2. Disconnect hose to wiper fluid nozzles under cowling.
3. Disconnect power to wiper motors at drivers side motor.
4. Disconnect fluid hose near cowling above passenger tire.
5. Unbolt the metal cowling from the vehicle & remove it.
6. Now you can easily access the coil pack - takes 3 screws.
7. Replace items in reverse order.

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