'96 Kia Washer Pump, 12Volts at both connections w/ign on.
I thought the pump was dead or not getting power, it wasn't moving any washer fluid. I checked the connection and had 12V at both terminals with ignition on but not hitting the switch for washers. Seems strange, I figured the pump only got power with switch on, not always on w/ ign.
Should I replace the pump or look into the wiring more????????
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Possibly the washer pump isn't working or the switch for it isn't working. It should be possible to unplug and straight wire the pump just to test it to see if it will operate is it gets power. A test light a the washer pump will tell you if it is getting power when the washer button is pressed.
Windshield washer pumps are attached to the windshield washer fluid container. Remove that container and look for the washer pump. That is the only item with two wires connected to it. First remove hose connected to the washer pump and turn the washer switch on. IF water flows from the washer, your water lines are clogged, if no water flows, your washer pump maybe dead or there is no power going to the washer pump.
Try testing IF current is passing/present at the two wires by connecting as continuity tester or simply a small lamp. Switch the washer on and see if the bulb gets lit, if it does, there is power and your problem is the washer pump itself. Replace the pump.
As far as the horn goes it sounds like the horn is bad sometimes works and sometimes not, the washers may have a bad washer pump, you will need to locate the washer bottle, this is the bottle that you fill with window washer fluid, at the bottom of the bottle is a pump, you will need to first make sure the plug that connects to the washer pump is not corroded or loose if it is okay then replace the pump, a sure test would be to use a testlight and test for power and ground to pump while someone hits the wash button, but i can tell you this. if the wipers work then it will not be a fuse problem, it will be a bad motor or connection, the pump will pull right out of bottle and new one will pop in,
1. ensure that the wash fuse is ok.
2. click the ignition to on but do not start motor. and check for pump noise if not noise then suspect fuse pump, pump connection or washer switch.
3 if you can hear pump. check washer fluid bottle is not empty. check for any dirt in the bottle blocking the pump or pipe.
4 check pipes to washer jets are clear and connected.
5. check washer jets are not blocked, use a wire strand from a wire brush to clear.
is it cold? check that the fluid has not frozen in the system. get the vehicle in the warm and thaw out system once this is down top up with a good windshield antifreeze fluid.
work backwards through the sytem. disconnect water jet pipe and switch on if not fluid. move back to water container see if fluids comes or from there if so then pipes or jets are blocked.
if not pump is defective - blocked or not getting power..
Windshield washer fluid pump motor has gone bad or the wire leads have corroded, causing no connection. The Windshield washer fluid motor pump is located at the washer fluid canister. Inspect the wire leads and check for 12Volts when turned on. If there is power and the pump does not work, replace the pump.
The windshield washer pump is usually located on the water reservoir for the windhield washer fluid. It will usually have two wires going to it, power and ground. Pull out your reservoir and dosconnect the wires going to it. Connect a meter to the power side and mesaure for power (have a friend push the washer button). If you are getting power then your pump is bad, replace the pump. If not you may have a blown fuse, broken wire, or the switch to turn the pump on is bad.
your pump could have went out or the line is full of gunk,turn the key on but dont start the engine,have someone listen for the washer pump when you turn it on,if it works pull your hoses and blow them out,may have to remove the washer fluid reservoir to check the pump out!
the pump is located in the bottom of the washer fluid container,check to make sure all the hoses are connected first, sometimes when low on fluid the pump needs to be primed.if you need more help get back to me as i strive to be the best, Please rate my fix?