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Old 12-27-2010, 5:28 PM   #1
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Question Windshield washer fluid

my windshield washer fluid stopped working, wipers go on, but no fluid comes out. Do you think this is a pump problem? Suggestions to what i should look for?

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Old 12-27-2010, 5:32 PM   #2
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fill it up.
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you should be able to hear the pump going...if not, check your fuse first and hope it's a quick fix.

If the pump is working and you have fluid in your reservoir, it could be that there's some ice blocking the sprayer.
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forgot to mention it is water is filled up
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@apnorm good call i will check the fuse. I don't recall hearing the pump going ... I will let you know tomorrow. thx
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Is the green light in your mirror out? If so, it's the fuse...#20. Replace with 10A.
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forgot to mention it is water is filled up
Water? That might be your problem if you live someplace cold.
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TKO1 - sorry its windshield washer fluid rated for -20F
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nfnsquared - i will check it out thanks for the info
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thanks for your help guys, it was fuse #20 (7.5 amp)
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thanks for your help guys, it was fuse #20 (7.5 amp)
You bet...Replace it with a 10A fuse...

And keep a spare fuse or two handy in case it happens again. The fluid froze in the lines for some reason and the pump over amps the circuit when it can't pump fluid...
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forgot to mention it is water is filled up
If you put water in there AND IT'S WINTER outside... that's the wrong move.

Water freezes.. Washer fluid doesn't

Water freezes and jams up the washer motor.

Which blows the fuse...

Put good known washer fluid in, check fuse and proceed to see if washer works. If not and the fuse is good, then remove your bumper and replace the washer located on the right front under the head head assembly.
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Wiper fluid not working all of the sudden

Mine stopped working yesterday, I can hear the pump and wipers come on but no fluid comes out, I filled it up today and still nothing.
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is there a large piece of ice at the bottom of ur reservoir? that could be the problem ... even if u filled it, none of that fluid will be able to get to the pump that it needs to get to in order to be sprayed on ur windshield
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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
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