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Washer fluid wont work

When I try to use the wash fluid it won't work, but the windshield wiper's still work

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  • rosekh31 Jul 07, 2008

    I also have the same problem, but also, my wipers will not shut off in the down position. the stay up.

  • evilxenon Dec 23, 2008

    I have a 2002 VW Passat, and I can't see anything under the hood because everything is so clustered together. I know I should check the hose but I can't even find where it comes out of the tank - is there a diagram somewhere?

  • synful90 Jan 08, 2009

    I have a 2005 grand prix and the wiper blades also work fine but no fluid is coming out of the hose now that it's begun to snow again. It was warm one day and they worked but now nothing. I've tried unclogging and getting ice out of the port area. so any other suggestions?

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Hi,

Three possibilities:
1. blown fuse;
2. stuck-up/burned wash pump motor; and/or
3. blocked wash hose or its nozzle.

For the fuse, a visual inspection, for the motor, a jumper wire to +12VDC battery terminal should make it run and help you determine if the motor is defective; for the hose, run the pump and disconnect the hose, there should be a pressurized water coming out of the pump. Clean the hose and the splitter/coupler. On the nozzle, you can use a small safety pin to clean the small holes. Pls be careful not to enlarge the openings as this would change the angle of the spray. Often nozzles get clogged with dirt, grime & dirt or even car wax

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: windshield wipers and washer

First thing to check is the fuse and relay.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: windshield wipers and washer

Check your fuses

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: windshield washer does not pump fluid

The pump works off the same circuit as the wipers, so it would be same fuse. Most likely the pump is no bad.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: windshield washer fluid not spraying

Try standing outside of the vehicle and having someone press the "juice" button and listen to see if the motor is trying to spray. If it is....check to to see if you have contaminents in the windshield wiper fluid reservoir.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear windshield washer motor works, but no fluid comes out

Rear washer may have it's own reservoir . Can you hear a pump humming when you activate the washer? Look in the under flooor compartment

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Looking for the fuse for the wiper motor 2008 chevy impala


WPR fuse 25amp under hood fuse box .
Wiper/Washer System Components
The Wiper/Washer System consists of the following components:
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• WPR fuse 25 A
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Low Speed Operation
When the wiper switch is in the low speed position, ground is applied through the switch internal resistor and the wiper switch low signal circuit to the body control module (BCM). In response to this signal, the BCM energizes the WIPER PCB relay by applying battery voltage through the wiper relay control circuit to the coil side of the relay. This allows battery positive voltage from the WPR fuse to flow through the switch input side of the WIPER PCB relay and out to the switch input side of the WIPER HIGH PCB relay. Since the wiper high relay is de-energized and its switch contacts are normally closed to the low speed control circuit of the windshield wiper motor, the motor will operate at low speed.
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The PCB relays mentioned above are soldered right into the circuit board inside the fuse/relay block under the hood . There are alot of reasons for the wipers not to work ! The fuse could be blown but fuse's don't just blow for no good reason , short to ground , low resistance high current flow etc.... Intermittant !

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With the ignition in the ON position, accessory voltage is supplied through the 25A WPR fuse to the WIPER PCB relay, the WIPER HIGH PCB relay and the WS WASH PCB relay that are all located in the underhood fuse block. Refer to Wiper/Washer Schematics.
G200 provides ground for the windshield wiper motor and the WIPER PCB relay. G100 provides ground for the windshield washer fluid pump and the windshield washer fluid level switch.

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There is a electric motor that pumps washer fluid . Located in the bottom of the washer fluid tank .
Wash Operation (Front and Rear Wipers)
The front and rear washer systems use the same windshield washer fluid pump. When either the front or rear wiper is in the washer position voltage will be supplied to one side of the windshield washer fluid pump (depending on whether it is front or rear), while the other side of the pump is grounded.
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