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Old 10-21-2008
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No Washer Fluid

So i got home from college and was driving my truck and relized that i wasnt getting any washer fluid to come out when i pushed the button. I dont think the sprayers are cloged becasue they worked fine the week before. Is it possible that the motor is clogged or bad and how would i check it.
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With the engine off and the key to RUN , do you hear the pump when pushing the button?
Are the air temps at or below freezing where you are ? If so the nozzels may be froze.Press the heel of your hand over them for a minuite or two to thaw them.
If the pump runs try holding the button for 15-20 seconds.Then look under the truck for a drip.Maybe a busted hose.
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Hate to state the obvious, but did you look to see if there is anything in the tank?
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Hate to state the obvious, but did you look to see if there is anything in the tank?
Well i guess i never said the tank was full but it was. it was close to empty when it worked and then i put some water in it so i wouldnt run out. and then i quit working.
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then i put some water in it so i wouldnt run out
OMG, that is the worst thing ever! You need to sell you truck ASAP!


OK, joking aside, maybe you accidentally introduced a piece of something that clogged the line? If it was very low, maybe something was floating in there that got sucked into the line?
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Ok starters get that H2O out of that tank now.

Remember water freezes at 32F, get that cheap blue crap. It usually can handle at least -10F.
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Ok starters get that H2O out of that tank now.

Remember water freezes at 32F, get that cheap blue crap.
i usually do get it but i was almost out in the tank and didnt have any so i just put water in it. thats why i figured i needed to get it fixed soon before it gets below freezing is there a drain plug in the tank somewhere?

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nope.. you can syphon it out or just run the pump, disconnect the hoses and route it to a bucket.
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Remember water freezes at 32F, get that cheap blue crap. It usually can handle at least -10F.
Except in CA, that stuff is illegal. I have to go to NV to get washerfluid with antifreeze... :(
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nope.. you can syphon it out or just run the pump, disconnect the hoses and route it to a bucket.
I guess that would be a good way to tell if the motor was broke or the hose was clogged. thanks!
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Except in CA, that stuff is illegal. I have to go to NV to get washerfluid with antifreeze... :(
What isn't illegal in CA?
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What isn't illegal in CA?
Gay marriage.
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^^^lol
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Except in CA, that stuff is illegal. I have to go to NV to get washerfluid with antifreeze... :(
now there's an opportunity go see the guy on the corner for some black market windshield fluid

now i've heard it all..
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did your pump quit or your just not getting any fluid? i know a month ago mine stopped and the plastic 3-way that connected the hose from the tank to the outlets at the windshield was rotted and broken, just replaced it, but now they dont spray right, i thnk they might be clogged, but check that out
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did your pump quit or your just not getting any fluid? i know a month ago mine stopped and the plastic 3-way that connected the hose from the tank to the outlets at the windshield was rotted and broken, just replaced it, but now they dont spray right, i thnk they might be clogged, but check that out
Im not sure weither it quit or not i havnt had time to look/work on it because im at school and the truck is at home but i will be home in a few weeks so then i try and find out. thanks for the info.
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Icon3 another thing you could try.....

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Im not sure weither it quit or not i havnt had time to look/work on it because im at school and the truck is at home but i will be home in a few weeks so then i try and find out. thanks for the info.

it could also be dirt/etc inside the multifunction switch. you can take the end off it and spray some electronics cleaner in there. it solved my 'phantom wipers'
syndrome.
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i called my dad the other day and he pulled the pump out for me so the tank drained and he tryied to get all of the fluid out of the pump. i will probly find out tomorrow if the pump is broke or its clogged.
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So i got home and checked the fuse for the pump and it was good and me and my dad checked to see if it was getting any power and it was so im thinking the pump is burnt up so i guess off to the automotive store to get a new one.
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Except in CA, that stuff is illegal. I have to go to NV to get washerfluid with antifreeze... :(
since when? I coulda sworn last time i was at walmart they had winter formula that wouldnt freeze

anyways i just add rubbing alcohol to the tank when i go snowboarding, stopps it from freezing cause the summer form is 94cents rubbing alc is like 89 .... winter form is like $3 so im savin there
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