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If you drive on dirt roads or live somewhere that has plenty of road salt, then you’re probably familiar with your windshield washer pump’s purpose. The washer pump is responsible for pumping washer fluid from the windshield washer reservoir, which stores the fluid. From there, it goes through hoses to the washer nozzles that spray the fluid onto the windshield. Then, thanks to the wiper blades (and the numerous other parts of the wiper system that connect to and power the movement of the blades) that “wipe” the fluid all over your windshield, you are able to wash the dirt and gunk off of your windshield and clean it. This is not only convenient in how it lets you clean your windshield without having to stop and squeegee it off at every gas station along your trip, but also essential in how it maintains your visibility for avoiding road hazards.

What is Windshield Washer Pump Replacement?

The windshield washer pump is a small electric water pump. When the washer pump is activated, it takes the washer fluid from the windshield washer reservoir and directs it to be sprayed through the washer jets onto the windshield. It is an electrical component that can fail over time. If you don’t see any fluid coming out of the washer jets when you activate the windshield wiper switch, ask Wrench mobile mechanic to check the tubes for cracks and the nozzles for clogging.

How is Windshield Washer Pump Replacement Done?

  1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, so that the right side front tire is turned inward.
  2. Remove the trim pins that hold the right front inner fender liner in place, using the pocket screwdriver to lift the cores from the pins.
  3. Pull the inner fender liner out of the way.
  4. Use the socket set to remove the fasteners holding the washer bottle in place.
  5. Use the needle nose pliers to disconnect the washer hose from the pump.
  6. Turn the washer pump and lift it out of the bottle.
  7. Connect the replacement pump to the wiring harness. Then insert it back into the bottle in the reverse of how the old one was removed.
  8. Reconnect the hose and then reinstall the bottle in reverse order of removal. Put the inner fender liner back in position and reinstall the trim pins.

Recommendations

The windshield washing and wiping system is usually not inspected during routine maintenance. However, anytime a part of the windshield washing and wiping system is replaced or repaired, the windshield washer pump should be checked. If you notice that your vehicle is having a hard time spraying wiper fluid onto your windshield, you should schedule an inspection with Wrench’s windshield washer pump replacement mobile mechanic.

Symptoms That Indicate You Need A Windshield Washer Pump Replacement

If you activate the windshield washer and no fluid sprays out, or the spray is weak, then it might be time to start thinking about replacing your windshield washer pump. There are other problems which can inhibit the flow of washer fluid, so it may be best to check the whole washer system. Make sure that the nozzles aren’t clogged and that the hoses aren’t crimped, leaking, or blocked. Make sure that the washer fluid reservoir is full and not leaking. One way to isolate the washer pump as the source of the problem is to try to run it with the car or truck on but the engine off. This will allow you to hear whether or not the windshield washer pump motor is working. If the washer pump motor isn’t running, you could use a voltmeter to check that it is receiving current. If you’re getting proper voltage to the pump when the windshield wiper switch is activated but no fluid is flowing through the system, it’s time to replace your washer pump.

Look no further than Wrench for your windshield washer pump replacement services. We provide a range of professional repair and maintenance services with our fully-equipped onsite van. As you are our top priority at all times, we go the extra mile to meet your needs. We are committed to getting you back on the road in no time. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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