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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

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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