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.


Next Step

Schedule Windshield Washer Pump Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Windshield Washer Pump Replacement. YourMechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7-days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 2,000 cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Windshield Washer Pump Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(170)

Rating Summary
162
6
2
0
0
162
6
2
0
0

TJ

26 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
26 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - 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.

Miguel

2021 years of experience
23 reviews
Miguel
2021 years of experience
Cadillac SRX - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Longwood, Florida
Miguel was very professional and his work is of the highest quality. Although he was going to be running behind for the appointment he made sure to update me on reason and when I could expect him. He was very courteous and did the repairs with ease. Would highly recommend him and certainly use him again.

Gustavo

17 years of experience
269 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Ford Focus - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Cibolo, Texas
On time, no drama. Gustavo came across as a trustworthy mechanic. We would use his expertise again without hesitation.

Nick

7 years of experience
12 reviews
Nick
7 years of experience
Ford Focus - Windshield Washer Pump Replacement (Front) - Houston, Texas
Nick was earlier than the appointment time and he was ready to replace the pump. I wanted to thank him for not getting frustrated with me as I may have made his job a little tougher because the part I ordered was not an exact fit. I would use him again because if his professionalism and knowledge.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Related articles

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor
Car windshield wiper motors remove water and debris from car windshields. If windshield wipers move at one speed or stop moving, replace the motor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Windshield Wiper Motor
Common signs include wiper blades that move slower than programmed, only have one speed, do not move at all, and don't park in the correct position.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wiper Gearbox
Common signs include wiper blades moving erratically, only one wiper blade working, and the wipers not working when selected.

Related questions

When Should I Fill My Washer Fluid?

The best time to fill your washer fluid is on a regular basis, perhaps once every oil change or service. You should also inspect it when you check your tire pressure or when you stop to fill up. Generally, a...

Windshield wipers only work on low

The wiper high setting is controlled through the wiper switch to "ask" the GEM module to turn on the wiper high relay. The most common problem is the wiper switch, but before the switch is condemned, it can be tested...

How do I use the windshield wiper mist feature in a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze?

The windshield wiper mist feature gives you a single wipe with the windshield wiper blades. This is perfect for when you drive through mist, or any other form of light condensation. The mist feature is controlled by the windshield wiper...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com