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Two weeks ago, I discovered that my rear windshield washer on my 2016 Chevy Tahoe was not spraying. I assumed the reservoir for the rear pump was out, then I discovered that there was no rear reservoir. Today on my way home from work, I discovered that the front sprayer was not spraying. The reservoir is full of fluid and I can hear the motor working. Anyone have any ideas?

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January 7, 20170 found this helpful
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Do you have 2 reservoirs? I have 2 up front, one is for the rear. Look and see if the place where it comes out is clogged. I have had it be clogged before. If you can hear the motor running, I doubt it would be a fuse.

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January 17, 20170 found this helpful
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My Tahoe did this as well. My hoses came loose and had to be reattached a few times (both seem to do it at the same time for some reason!)

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

The Family Handyman said it could be a broken fuse, clogged sprayer or broken washer pump. Here is a link to the article: www.familyhandyman.com/.../view-all

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

Given that your vehicle is new, I'd bet the sprayer is clogged. It's fairly easy to check / clean. Alternatively, if it's still under warranty, let the dealership fix it.

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Anonymous
January 6, 20170 found this helpful

This happened to a van we had and the line from the washer container was broken.

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January 8, 20170 found this helpful

I know very little about auto repairs so if I have problems when my son is not around, i go to either Auto Zone or Advance and tell them my problem. They are usually very helpful and can look up your specific auto and usually figure out what could be wrong.

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Many times no actual part is necessary but they will have whatever you may find you need (after trying any suggestions).

Wipers are a very real safety feature so I hope you find a solution before getting caught in the rain.

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