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My windshield washer motor is not working, I filled the reservoir, but the washer motor will not dispense the fluid. Is the motor easy to change-out. Is there a fuse to check?

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Yes should be a fuse. Are wipers working? Have someone push wash while you listen under hood for a noise/buzz. If it buzzes, pump is probably o.k. and you have a plugged line.

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Check at the washer motor wiring for a ground and positive voltage when the "washer" is turned on. If you have both, the washer pump is bad. (This is common)

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