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Washer fluid and a sticky unlock on back door

About six months after I purchased my cruiser, the windshield washer fluid wasn't working any more. I don't hear any pump noise. There could be a leak in the hose. Rear windshield washer doesn't work at as well.

For some reason when releasing the automatic lock one of the back doors doesn't engage. It is intermittent.

Any ideas?

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  • aj_tuchek Feb 05, 2009

    I had the same problem but I know the cause. Look under your hood...the spray nozzles sit on your hood but they connect underneath (under the heat blanket). On my car the plastic nozzles are broken that carry the fluid from a tube up to the nozzle. This is the problem for the front and it throws of the vacuum so the spray to the back window suffers as well.

    I am looking for a replacement because it's kind of a pain to not be able to wash your windshield :-)

  • mlaponsie Feb 07, 2009

    My rear washer fluid works, but the front wont spray. I hear the pump so it sounds like it is trying to spray but nothing comes out.


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Look under the heat blanket under your hood. There are plastic connectors that feed the fluid from tubes up to the nozzles mounted on the hood. On my car the plastic connectors are broken so the tubes are just hanging out in the wind :-) This also causes a vacuum issue so the spray on the back window suffers as well.

I am looking for a replacement currently. If you find anything let me know!!

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Check the fuse for the washer pump first.

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