How Long Does a Windshield Washer Pump Last?

In order for a person to be able to see where they are going on the road, their windshield will have to be clean. Without a clear line of sight, it will be very hard for a person to upcoming obstructions in the road. The washer fluid that is contained without the reservoir helps to keep the windshield clean. The washer pump will have to push the fluid out of the nozzles in order to get the windshield clean. Without the pressure from the pump, it will be nearly impossible for you to get the fluid that you need.

The washer pump on a car is intended to last a lifetime. In some cases, defects and other issues will require the unit to have to be replaced. The last thing that you want is to have your washer pump not functioning properly due to the danger that it can put you and your passengers in. Taking the time to inspect the reservoir and other components of the washer system is an essential part of catching repair issues early on. The more you are able to find out about how this part is functioning, the easier it will be to make the appropriate repairs when the time comes.

For some car owners, finding the washer pump on their vehicle can be a bit of an undertaking. In some instances, this part will be mounted under the dash. If you try to take out a part like this without the right experience, you will usually cause a lot more problems for yourself. The time that is put into hiring the right professional for this type of work will be more than worth it.

The following are a few of the warning signs to look for when your windshield washer pump is going out:

  • There is hardly any washer fluid coming out
  • The fluid only comes out sometimes
  • There is a strange humming and clicking noise during operation

Most of the signs that point towards having your windshield washer pump is broken will be very noticeable. Taking the warning signs seriously can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Have a certified mechanic replace the windshield washer pump to eliminate any further complications with your vehicle.


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TJ

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26 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu L4-1.5L Turbo - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Punta Gorda, Florida
Great job. Tough to get to part location. Good diagnosis and timely repair. Would highly recommend TJ to anyone that needs as good mechanic.
Chevrolet Corvette - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Punta Gorda, Florida
Prompt friendly capable experienced, that says it all. Fair price and good price I felt for at home service.

James

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41 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu L4-1.5L Turbo - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Hudson, Ohio
Original quote was about $160, which included 1 hours of labor cost. James showed me the standard was actually 2 hours, which resulted in a charge of $285 for the windshield washer pump replacement. So, you may want to check your quoting system. James performed the pump replacement efficiently. The windshield washer worked as expected. Appreciated the convenience of having the work performed in front of my home garage.

Andrew

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Andrew
15 years of experience
Ford Escape L4-2.3L - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
This was my first time using Your Mechanic. I don't think I'll ever take my car to a shop again! Andrew arrived early for the appointment. They sent a tracker to my phone so I could see where he was at while en route. He was super friendly and knocked the job out quicker than I have ever seen anyone work on a car before. I had him replacing a windshield fluid pump requiring him to take the front tire off and getting behind the wheel well. He finished the job in about 20 minutes, cleaned up and was out of there. Super impressed and will definitely use this service again and again.

Lee

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38 years of experience
Chevrolet El Camino V8-6.5L - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Edmond, Oklahoma
He actually got here early which was much appreciated. He went to a lot of trouble to fix the problem which wasn't immediately apparent.

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