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My windshield washer does not work

I have checked the hoses and they are not kinked; reservoir is full; cleared the holes in the dispensers; nothing happens

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Hi,
If you can hear the water pump running, then there is still a blockage in the line somewhere. If you cannot hear the pump running, then you could check the fuse that supplies the washer pump, and maybe measure the voltage at the pump terminals if you have a multimeter.

If the fuse is good and there is power at the pump motor, I'd say the pump has probably failed.

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Have you checked the wiring leading to the device? First check the correct fuse which by looking at your manual you can determine which one it is. Then check the wiring on your wiring harness to the pump for broken or bad connections. A Chilton manual may come in handy to help with a wiring diagram. They can be bought at any car parts store

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Hello hi

Yes each one has its own pump motor (front and rear motors).
If the fuse is good make sure you have 12v at the pumps (LIGHT BLUE WIRE)
Then have somone activate the pump with the switch and check for GROUND at the other wire(BLUE w/YELLOW STRIPE)front motor only.
If you have 12v and a ground signal from the switch, the pump is bad or maybe the squirtes are plugged with wax or debris. If you have no 12v then there is an open circuit you must trace down.
If there is no ground you have a open circuit in the wiring from the switch or a bad switch.
Good luck thank u

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Have you check the electric switch on it...?

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