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How to Diagnose and Repair a Faulty Windshield Washer Pump
The role of your vehicle’s windshield washer pump is to take the washer fluid from the reservoir and circulate it through the tubes to the car’s windshield washer nozzles. The...
Top 5 Ways to Make Your Car Wipers Last Longer
Car windshield wipers wear out eventually. Lift your wiper blades when it snows and clean the blades to increase the lifespan of your wiper blades.
What Does the Washer Fluid Low Warning Light Mean?
The washer fluid low light warns you when your windshield wiper fluid needs to be checked and refilled soon.
How to Adjust Windshield Washer Nozzles
Windshield washer nozzles spray water and allow the driver to clean the windshield. These nozzles can be adjusted once they fail or stop working.
How to Replace a Washer Fluid Level Switch
The washer fluid level switch fails when the Windshield Fluid Warning Light stays illuminated or there are unusual noises coming from the washer pump.
How to Make Your Own Windshield Washer Fluid
It's easy to make windshield washer fluid with common ingredients. Homemade washer fluid can be more environmentally friendly than conventional fluid.
How to Replace a Windshield Washer Pump
Car windshield washer pumps transfer the washer fluid from the washer reservoir to the washer nozzles. Washer pumps fail if used without fluid.
How to Replace a Windshield Washer Nozzle
Car windshield washer nozzles spray washer fluid onto the car windshield. Replace washer nozzles if they leak fluid or don't spray a hard mist.
How to Replace Windshield Washer Tubes
Car windshield washer tubes transport washer fluid to washer nozzles to spray on car windshields. Replace washer tubes when fluid stops coming out.
How to Replace a Windshield Washer Reservoir
Car windshield washer reservoirs hold washer fluid for cleaning the windshield. If the reservoir is dry it can crack or break and need to be replaced.
How to Clean a Windshield Washer Nozzle
Car windshield washer nozzles spray washer fluid onto the car windshield. Clean washer jets if they become clogged or no longer work well.

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Weak stream of fluid from windshield sprayers
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the work you have already done, there are only a few other options for this system to fail. One of which is the electrical connections at the motor. If these are dirty or...
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Windshield washer fluid not spraying
This is most likely the result of a clogged windshield wiper nozzle. Try blowing compressed air through the nozzle or cleaning the head of the nozzle out with a pin. Try tracing the washer hose from the nozzles back to...
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I need to know where the wires go on a windshield motor.
Hi there. There should be a green wire, red wire, and black wire on your wiper motor. The black wire goes to the 'P' terminal, the red wire goes to the 'A' terminal, and the green wire goes to the...
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top up washer fluid
Hi -Filling the windshield fluid reservoir: Inside the engine compartment, towards the front of the engine compartment, in the corner there will be a flip cap with a picture of a windshield wiper. This is the wiper fluid reservoir -...
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Wheezing when i press he gas more than 30 mph
Hello. The noises you are hearing are impossible to fully diagnose without the vehicle here. Lets begin with talking about that Check Engine Light. The light illuminates when certain codes are sent to the main computer. Not all codes...
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I put glass cleaner in my windshield wiper reservoir. Can I leave it in there or should I flush it out?
Hello - it will be OK to leave the glass cleaner in the windshield washer reservoir. You might want to add a bit of rubbing alcohol to it to prevent freezing during the winter months. (Maybe as much as 1/3...
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Windshied washer fluid
Hi there. The reason the windshield-washer fluid reservoir should not be filled with concentrates at full strength, is the concentrate is to thick and may plug the washer system. You can use de-icer fluids following installation instructions. These products should...
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1999 ford focus rear wiper wash not spraying
The rear washer uses a different pump from the front washer pump. The washer tank would need to be removed and cleaned out. The pump screen is most likely clogged since you can hear the pump run. The fluid can...
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How do I remove the cowl panel on a car windshield wiper arm?
Hi there - to clarify, yes - once you have removed the nut which holds the wiper arm on to the splined shaft, yes, you can remove the wiper arm with the removal tool, then re-install the wiper on the...
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Windshield wiper fluid dispenser installment 2000 Dodge Neon
Hi - if in fact these components are not present, this is highly unusual, and they have been removed. Windshield washer systems have been a Federal requirement for vehicles sold in the United States for many years - safety issue....
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The windshield wiper itself works. However the little switch to control that broke off that's all I needed fixed. How much do you
You would need to replace the complete switch in the steering column to fix the broken lever.
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My washer reservoir leaks.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The removal procedure for your vehicle will be very close to the older model that you have experience with. You may be able to swing just removing the tire and wheel well, but it...
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I accidentally put washer fluid into the coolant Reservoir. what harm can this cause? it was about 3/4 of the bottle.
Hello, yes this can break down the coolant and it can become acidic. The coolant system will need to be flushed. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic Technician can come to your location to perform this. Please look at...
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My car windshield washer sprays only once then it stops spraying
In your washer system, there is a small check-valve. It's about 1 1/2 inches long and fits in the plastic hoses that go to the washer nozzles. I'm going to guess that you have some gunk or debris that is...
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accidentally added windshield washer to coolant line instead of washer tub, just a little, maybe 1/8 of a gallon.
Hi there. A little window washer fluid will not cause any damage to your engine or the cooling system, in fact it will actually make the system work a little better as the fluid has alcohol in it. Alcohol will...
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windshield wipers won't turn off.
Hi there. First remove the wiper fuse from the fuse box or remove the battery cables. Then replace the wiper selection switch. The switch is stuck in the on position and will not release. If you need further assistance with...
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How do I remove windshield reservoir on my 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.
Hi there. There are 3 bolts that secure the windshield washer reservoir on the car. There is one bolt on the inner fender and the others are on the outer fender. A small socket and wrench set will remove the...
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Does the bumper of my car need to be taken off to replace windshield washer fluid motor?
According to the Factory Service Manual for your vehicle, the front bumper does indeed have to be removed to gain access to the washer motor. Occasionally, manuals are mistaken as to procedure and/or "access", and thus there are sometimes acceptable...
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Washer fluid in coolant
Hello. Just a little washer fluid in your coolant system should not have any harmful effects, but it will be a good idea to flush the coolant system to keep the coolant in optimum condition and it is a great...
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2003 Jaguar X type. Washer and fluid is not working after a side impact.
Check to see where the washer fluid tank in located at. It the impact was hard enough to damage the washer fluid reservoir, then look at the motor to the reservoir and see if it has the wiring broke off...

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