Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Low wash light

asked by on

My low wash light is on for some reason.

A: The washer fluid tank has a level sensor. T...

The washer fluid tank has a level sensor. The sensor floats in the tank. When the fluid gets low, the sensor makes contact with the metal ring around the float and the light comes on. Sometimes the float stays stuck even after you add liquid. A simple bump with your hand might dislodge it and get it back to floating. If that doesn’t work, I would recommend having a certified mechanic check your washer fluid system and have the appropriate fixes made on your car.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I diagnose an oil gauge problem?

If you are not having a loss of oil, and there are no leaks, and the engine is not consuming the oil, the issue is very likely the oil pump. The pump is responsible for the circulation of the oil....

Q: My Durango is idealing at about 1100-1800 rpm in park and occasionally it will Race up to 3000 rpm in drive .

A high idle can be caused bu a few different issues. A Vacuum leak in the intake system, either a cracked air intake boot or intake manifold gasket can cause this. If the engine is sucking in too much air,...

Q: Radio is "glitchy" - 1997 Dodge Dakota

Hi there - since this is not factory radio wiring, I would be suspicious of the wiring done to install the new radio, rather than the radio itself. Time to crawl under the dash (or slide the radio out of...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.