Originally Posted by tj19855
No weather here is 80F, I figured out what the problem was, on the 3rd gen TLs if you take all the plastic covers off the engine on the passenger side, the windshield wiper fluid rubber tube runs near the wiper fluid reservoir up to the windshield next to the fender. The tube was detached so I just put it back on. Now it works again
An update on this since I just had to do this myself. After I got a new windshield replaced there was no washer fluid out of nozzle but the pump was working fine and I see washer fluid being splashed all around the passenger wheel well area. And as the above poster mentioned there is a washer tube connection around that area that can be dislodge and needs to be plugged back in.
Difficult to find a pic but in the following diagram it is the connection I marked in red circle:
Remove the the plastic covers off of the back of the engine bay and also the black plastic piece running along the top of the fender on the passenger side(if you're looking towards the cabin of the car) side since the washer reservoir and tubing runs up that inner fender on passenger side.
This is NOT my pic but found a photo of a TL engine bay that has all plastic covers removed. I couldn't take a pic with my car due to I did this in evening but red circle is where you should see a black washer tubing, which may be disconnected. You'll also see a little rectangular-like shaped hole that you can poke through and peak into the inner fender area:
Next you need to access the passenger inner fender well. Now there's a youtube video of this but he takes off the wheel. I did this WITHOUT taking off the wheel. Simple turn your steering wheel to full lock to the right, thereby exposing some space so you can access the screws/clips holding the back side of the passenger inner fender.
If you have skinny hands/fingers/forearms this can be done (albeit tight). Otherwise if you have time/access you can remove passenger wheel for easier access.
Remove the "B" screw clips.
Remove the two lower "I" clips (aka the dreaded bitch clips, I broke both so....). One is nearest to the 4 screws, the other is the next one higher up than that.
Pry off the inner fender covering (it's tucked in behind the body) from bottom to the top to expose area hidden behind.
This is tricky and impossible to get any useful image but here you look around and you should see a black tubing with a plastic connector hanging/dangling off...mine was in this state hence the washer fluid coming all down the fender area.
Basically you'll need to use your hands, grab the tubing with one hand and feed it up towards the red circle I marked at the above image through that rectangular like space and trying to get it into the engine bay and connect with the upper washer tube. There isn't a grommet or anything, although the tubing does rest on a slightly rolled metal edge (looks like a narrow metal shelf, and not a hard/sharp metal edge). You can use some duct tape for further security/padding of that area.
Hope this helps.
edit: If you need to access the actual washer reservoir and there is another connection to the actual tank, then you'll need to remove the wheel and pull off the entire fender to expose the washer tank/reservoir/pump area.