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Old 04-28-2008, 08:51 PM
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Default Windshield washer fluid doesn't spray

Hey folks, newbie here with a quick question: Suddenly, my windshield washer nozzle doesn't spray any fluid, no matter how many times I hold down the lever. The wipers move as directed, but no fluid sprays out. Any ideas what the problem could be?

By the way, I own a 2006 s40 T5. (Not sure if that matters.) Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:59 AM
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Default RE: Windshield washer fluid doesn't spray

1st, I presume you have checked the fluid reservoir to make sure it is full.

2nd, locate the fuse for the windscreen washer

3rd, remove nozzle to check if a granule or debris is clogging the orphic

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:25 AM
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Default RE: Windshield washer fluid doesn't spray

also, check your hoses that run under the hood to the nozzles...one of mine actually came lose and that was my culprit...
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Default RE: Windshield washer fluid doesn't spray

False alarm: I forgot to fill the washer fluid reservoir ... bahaha, just joking. But I wish I had been that absentminded, then this fix would be quite easy.

Actually, turns out mcguij1 is right. There's a tiny plastic cap (about the size of a button) for the joint that connects the main hose from the reservoir to the hose that leads to the first nozzle and it popped out. So whenever I pulled the lever, the fluid would give my engine a nice washing but wouldn't reach the first or second nozzle. Any idea where I can purchase this little cap? Or where I can buy the whole joint or replace the whole hose line?
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:25 AM
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Default RE: Windshield washer fluid doesn't spray

the cap im not sure about but I bought hose that was the similar size to the stock hose at my NAPA store, most place should have it just bring a piece with you...
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:25 AM
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Default $2.50 fix

I'm happy to report that my windshield washer fluid now sprays successfully. I asked a coworker where I should buy a new stock hose and where I could get a new joint. Being an ex-mechanic, he looked at it and said that all I needed to do was go to a local parts store and buy a new generic vacuum T (which is the proper name to what I referred to as "the joint").

I did exactly that and even though the vacuum T isn't exactly the same, it fit the hoses and now everything's working as it should.

Thanks so much for everyone's input! It lead me on the right path.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:32 PM
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Default My cap fell out too

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I'm happy to report that my windshield washer fluid now sprays successfully. I asked a coworker where I should buy a new stock hose and where I could get a new joint. Being an ex-mechanic, he looked at it and said that all I needed to do was go to a local parts store and buy a new generic vacuum T (which is the proper name to what I referred to as "the joint").

I did exactly that and even though the vacuum T isn't exactly the same, it fit the hoses and now everything's working as it should.

Thanks so much for everyone's input! It lead me on the right path.
Hi rolotamossy. I have a 2007 S40 and my cap fell out too. It still sprays out...just all under to hood. Do you know if that vacuum T comes in different sizes?
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:58 AM
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Default Vacuum T

I do believe that the vacuum T's do come in different sizes. I went to a Kragen's and it sold only a few variations -- I don't quite remember exactly which sizes. But I'm sure if you go to your local parts store, you'll find at least one that should fit. Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:27 AM
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Have the same problem (just discovered it today!) Thanks to this thread I know exactly what I need!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:37 AM
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Hi, first post and all so go easy with me...

I have a 2005 54plate S40 and this has developed the problem of the loose washer pump hose. I can reach the hose through the gap between the driver's door and front wing but I can't see where to reconnect it. Can anyone tell me how to gain access to the pump to fit the hose?

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