Q: I filled up the windshield washer fluid to the fill line and it's not coming out now; how do I get it to flow through?

asked by on May 31, 2017

I noticed that the windshield wiper fluid was low, so I added some up to the fill line, and now the fluid won't come out. I don't know what else to check.

My car has 308400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Windshield Wiper/Washer System Inspection $103.14 - $127.87 Get a Quote

Hi there. There are three individual components that comprise the windshield washer system that can be broken or damaged to cause the issue you’re having on your 2001 Toyota. The first and most common is that the windshield wiper spray nozzles are clogged or broken that spray fluid onto the windshield. The second may be the hoses attached from the fluid tank to the wiper sprayer nozzles may be detached or damaged and finally, it’s possible that the wiper pump is damaged and needs to be replaced. To know for certain, you should have a professional mobile mechanic complete a windshield wiper fluid is not working inspection; so they can pinpoint the source of the problem and recommend the right repair.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

P0014 code. The engine run erratic and have a hard starting problem..when i took it to mechanic he said to get a part reqired for

The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. It gathers and sends information about the car’s camshaft speed to the car’s electronic control module. This information is used...

Speedometer broken in 2001 Nissan Maxima

If your speedometer is inoperative this will cause your odometer to not work as well. This is because they use the same sensor to calculate speed and distance traveled. There is a problem with your vehicle speed sensor. It could...

Code P0011

Trouble code P0011 points to an issue in the engines variable valve timing system. The solenoid responsible for altering the valve adjustment may have become dirty or failed and is stuck in a position better suited for a warm engine....

The car keeps displaying a power steering light on the dashboard followed by hardened steering

Toyota Corollas from 2009 and newer have electronic power steering and no power steering pump. The problem lies within the steering column and the electric power steering electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU has failed and is no longer giving...

Abs light on won't come out of park

Hi there. Are the brake lights working? If not, this could be a problem with either the brake switch or a fuse. Check all fuses/relays and replace as necessary. It does sound more like a fault with the switch as...

2001 Acura cl s won't hold any gear except park. Acts like a false neutral. Before this happened it didn't slip out of gear at the

Hi Tyler. If the transmission fluid was a dirty brown when it was replaced, it's possible that you've got an inner seal that is faulty - or the transmission fluid filter is corroded, creating a blockage inside hydraulic lines. I...

2013 Toyota Highlander making a lot of noise from waterpump, and I'd like to know to expect in terms of repairs.

The engine has to be removed in order to replace the water pump on this engine. The labor just for the water pump is 13 hours. This does not include diagnosis or additional repairs needed like thermostat or any other...

I put in a battery because my car wouldn't start and the old 1 was bad. I put the new battery same problem no start at all still

Hi Adrian. Thanks for contacting us today. If you've just replaced the battery and it still will not crank over, then it's likely that a different electrical issue exists. If you can turn the key and the lights and other...

How do i unlock my 2001 nissan altima steering wheel

Hi there. You may want to have the mechanic read this article on some possible ways to unlock the steering wheel. In most cases, the issue is caused by a malfunction within the ignition lock cylinder (where the key is...

Related articles

How to Start a Prius
The The Toyota Prius was a game changer when it was first introduced back in 2000. As one of the first commercially successful hybrid vehicles, it eventually helped launch an entire hybrid industry. The hybrid engine was not the only...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're a safety-minded individual looking to make a...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
If If you’re looking for a hint of nostaligia in an SUV that can actually handle off-roading like a pro, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is the perfect choice for you. Designed specifically for tackling those off-road jaunts, what this...