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Make sure the container is full.
Stand very near the container and have someone attempt to use the washer spray and listen for the sound of the pump to make sure it's working.
If not working, either blown fuse or faulty washer pump.

If it is making noise, you can look on the underside of the hood near the windshield for the washer hoses where they go into the hood.
Carefully pull a hose off and try the sprayer again.

If you get water pumping out, the clog is at the hood nozzles. That can usually be cleared out with a thin sewing needle or a single piece of wire cut off a large wire brush.

If no water came out of the hose you removed, you will need to remove the washer fluid reservoir (large bottle, usually hidden pretty deep into the fender/bumper and drain it, then check for clogs at the washer pump screen.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016

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SOURCE: Washer spray on back windshield

i've actually had this issue with one of my cars. there are tiny spray nossles, that can pivot, from which the water shoots out of to hit the windshield. you need to find something slim and sharp like a bobby pin and place the tip into the exit hole where the water shoots out. gently pivot the nossle towards the area where you want the water to hit the wind shield. be careful not to push the pin too much into the nossle. you may warp the nossle tip and the water my spray out in an undesireable fashion.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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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)

hope that helps

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

michigan man
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SOURCE: WASHER FLUID DOES NOT SPRAY OUT ON MY 1998 FORD EXPLORER

first check the tubes to make sure they are not off and if they are connected then take a straight pin and poke it into the little holes where it sprays out

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

jrw4u
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SOURCE: windshield washer fluid only trickles out doesnt spray

exactly what bob said you can use a needle to stick down in the holes and clean them out also you can adjust them with the needle on most cars by moving it up and down

Posted on May 01, 2009

Auto Master
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SOURCE: windshield washer fluid won't spray

Hello,
It is comon for the washer fluid pump to fail. I would also check the bottle for leaks it is comon for the battery to leak and damage the pump and the bottle.

Roy

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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