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1998 ford expedition front windshield washer doesn't work. wipers are fine but washer doesnt spray out. replaced pump in reservoir adn replaced turn signal/ wiper switch. lines seem clear. what can it be?

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    F 550 washer sprays when wipers turned on

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Fuse for washer pump, can you here the pump, if not then power to pump isn't present. Check the fuse for it.

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

  • Bob Devour May 29, 2013

    Greay, now where is the washer pump fuse located? All fuse diagrams I looked at don't list it.

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