My windshield washers have just recently stopped working. The wipers work fine, but no water comes out. I know there is plenty of fluid in the receptacle because I've had it checked. Does anyone have a simple solution I can try before taking my car to repair shop? I know nothing about cars other than they go frontwards and backwards.
By Sharon from Mackinaw, IL
Same thing happened to me last week. It turned out to be the switch at the end of the wiper arm.
My windshield cleaner does not work. Could it be clogged? How do I fix this?
I mean this very respectfully but is their fluid in the reservoir? A couple of years ago I had filled mine but two days later it wasn't working and thought something was clogged. Had it looked at by mechanic and it turned out there was no fluid (after just two days) because of a leak in the bottom of the reservoir. The thought never crossed my mind that it could be a leak.
If this is your case it's expensive to replace (both the labor and the part) so if you know someone with the right tools and under the hood knowledge who might do the labor for free or low cost you can either order the appropriate reservoir for your car from a parts store or even try using the appropriate type of repair sealer first (probably also available at a auto supply store).
My windshield washer fluid is not spraying on the windshield, but puddling out on the ground. It is not a leak, but when I push the button in the car to spray you hear the pump and then see the fluid on the ground under the car.
It is likely a leaky hose, but it could just be a spray nozzle that is pointing the wrong way. If you have no notion of what you are doing, take it to a small shop; this is the sort of thing that they fix for next to nothing.
I have a 2010 Sonata. The washer fluid pump not working. The wipers work so it is not the fuse. There are no motor sounds so I am assuming that the motor is bad. How difficult is it to change the motor for the window washer? Are there any guides out there I can review first?
Is it possible to fix the sprayers on windshield wipers? The pump works but they won't spray out right. They are the kind that are attached to the wipers.
Tori from Oshawa, Ontario, CA
Susan from ThriftyFun (01/06/2007)
One way to locate a leak, should this be the cause, is to fill the bottle with water and just RUN that pump for a good bit and start looking for leaks almost immediately. Of course it will leak due to water dribbling down the windshield so it's a bit hit and miss, but sooner or later you should find it.
Also I use black rubber vacuum tubing to fix it, just get the diameter right and it's way cheaper than the actual OEM hose, cut to size with scissors. (11/14/2007)
By Manuel in Fort Lauderdale, FL
By Chris W.
My windshield wipers won't dispense water. Is there a pump that works this?
By Suzette from Charleston, SC