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Old 12-28-2010, 03:12 PM
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Washers were working fine...all 3 nozzles had good flow. Then i ran out of fluid. Refilled it and I get a little trickle out of the center nozzle, not even a third of the way up the window. The other 2 nozzles no flow at all now. Also notice a giant puddle of washer fluid on the ground. So not only are the nozzles not shooting fluid as they should, but it's leaking somewhere. Could this be the washer motor, or any other suggestions? Thanks much!!
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:36 PM
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It could be just one of the hoses came loose. Does it leak out as soon as your pour it in, or does it only leak when you attempt to spray?
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jlewisinsyr View Post
It could be just one of the hoses came loose. Does it leak out as soon as your pour it in, or does it only leak when you attempt to spray?
I think only when I attempt to spray, but not 100 percent sure. Not going to waste another bottle of fluid to find out.

is this pump a pain to get at? Does it involve busting plastic rivets to get to it?
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:26 PM
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Well, pour some water in the tank and with the hood open, have someone run the washer. See if you can pinpoint the leak. It's quite possible you have a cracked/loose hose.
 
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Originally Posted by jlewisinsyr View Post
Well, pour some water in the tank and with the hood open, have someone run the washer. See if you can pinpoint the leak. It's quite possible you have a cracked/loose hose.
Thats the best idea, if you can fix the leak that may bring the pressure back up and the nozzles may spray normally, , also dont mistake the head light wipers and their sprayers for a leak,

also on the passenger side of the engine compartment in the corner where the hood is connected, the washer fluid hose makes a 90 turn, at that point there is a little metal hook where the hose should sit, if this area was never lubricated the cose will crack there for sure, check it out , and good luck
 
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