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How to remove and install a windshield washer pump?

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Hello and thank you for using FixYa!

To change the washer pump, you need to acess the washer bottle. You can access it by removing the front part of the passenger side inner fender skirt. After you have it out of your way, unplug the electrical connector and disconnect the washer lines from the pump. Then the pump can just be pulled out. If you have washer fluid in the bottle, then you may want to let it drain, cause when you pull the pump out, it will get you all wet.

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Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Removing the windshield washer reservoir in a 2002 Chrysler T&C

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
  3. Disconnect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of the cowl grille so that the in-line connector remains with the washer hose from the fresh air plenum.
  4. Disconnect the washer hose from the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
  5. Remove the filler tube screw.
  6. Hoist and support vehicle on hoist or jack stands.
  7. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
  8. Disconnect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
  9. Drain washer fluid from the reservoir and into a suitable clean container. This can be done by disconnecting the windshield washer hose from the front (outboard) washer pump and allowing the washer fluid to drain into a container through a temporary jumper hose connected to the front washer pump.
  10. Disconnect the electrical body harness connectors to the washer pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on the connector to the release position, then, depress the black tab and pull the connector off the pump or sensor.
  11. Remove the two reservoir mounting screws.
  12. Disconnect the reservoir from the body mount by raising the reservoir upward slightly and then down so that the reservoir filler neck and front washer hose pull through the opening in the front fender side shield.
INSTALLATION

  1. Push filler neck and front washer hose through the opening in the front fender side shield. Connect the reservoir to the body mount by lowering the reservoir down.
  2. Install the two reservoir mounting screws. Torque screws to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
  3. Connect the electrical body harness connectors to the washer pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on the connector to the closed or locked position.
  4. Assure that washer is properly routed to prevent pinching and possible inoperative washers.
  5. Connect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
  6. Install the right front wheel and tire assembly.
  7. lower vehicle from hoist or jack stands.
  8. Install the filler tube screw. Torque screw to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
  9. Connect the washer hose to the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
  10. Connect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of the cowl grille.
  11. Install the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
  12. Connect the battery negative cable.
  13. Verify system operation.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: need to remove windshield washer resevoir

If you here the pump working check the hose to windshield to see it was pinched when closins the hood .I fixed mine wih black electrical tape and it works fine for now.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: winshield washer pump has stopped pumping on 1996

Sounds like pump alright Unbolt tank from car and pump should be screwed to bottom of tank Another way is fit a universal inline washer pump Up to you whether you want to keep your car original

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: how to remove pump and motor to washer tank

The just push in .They have a rubber gromitt.Pump and motor are all one part.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: My windshield washer pump isn't working on my 2006 Dodge Durango. I want to know which fuse to check for my windshield washer pump.

More than likely it's the pump itself. I say this because in a nutshell your pump is computer controled. It receives power through the CAN system on your vehicle. If it were just a fuse MANY other things would not be working. I would see if you are geting power and ground to the pump. If you are then replace the pump. If you are not you may be looking at the switch or a wiring problem or in the system itself. Wish I could give you just a fuse but it's not that simple on your vehicle. I gave you a descrition of how it works but it can be a little confusing.

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> WARNING: Windshield washer solution contains methanol, which is poisonous. Observe all cautions and warnings indicated on label of washer solution container. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
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  3. Position the pump and reservoir aside.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  5. Disconnect the washer hose.
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