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Windshield wipers don't work

I had both pumps replaced on my tahoe because they were cracked and fluid was leaking. Now the windshield wipers won't work and washer fluid won't pump. The garage that fixed it said the problems are not related???? Am I getting a snow job from them? I NEVER had a problem with the wipers not working before they replaced the pumps.

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If the washer fluid is not pumping and they're new, something isn't connected right. They're obviously not getting power. Either that or the pumps didn't work in the first place.

Posted on Oct 09, 2017

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SOURCE: Windshield washer fluid will not pump

the windshield washer pump might be bad. It should be located somewhere on the reservoir

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Windshield washer fluid pump not working

this would still be under warranty

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Replace 2001 silverado 1500 4x4 windshield washer fluid reservoir

the only solution acording to the manual is to replace the reservoir... not much to say about that, u do have the option to patch it...be careful with the product u use to glue that patch.
take care

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

Salvador Quintanilla

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SOURCE: 2006 chevy impala windshield wiper fluid will not work

If you don`t hear the pump running when you press the washer button then it could be the pump.Make sure the fuse is good.The pump is located at the bottom of the washer bottle.check to see if you have power to the pump with a test light while someone presses the button your test light should light.If it does then the pump is bad.Also make sure the ground is good at the pump connector.If you can hear the pump then make sure the lines are not plugged.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Is there an actual fuse for the washer pump, not

Fuse #45, under hood fuel panel.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you. I checked on that myself and this fuse is labeled as the Front, Rear Washer."

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