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Windshield fluid does not come out. Wipers and Pump / Motor turn on and makes noise so I don't think that's the problem. I am wondering if I can just change the check valve as that is what I was told the problem was by a friend.

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Dirt could have gotten in the lines. take a needle and poke in the holes the washer fluid comes out . to be sure, take the line off the pump and try it. if the pump shoots washer fluid- the line is clogged. if not, the pump could be clogged

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Yes check valve, if you are still have issues, then take a needle and stick it into the orifice where the water sprays onto your windshield.

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