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    Windshield Washer Pump?

    Just got my 2011 V-Coupe a few weeks ago, and the washer fluid seems to spray very weakly --- only hitting the very bottom of the windshield. I had the local Caddy dealer look at it, and they said that this is normal. It just doesnt seem normal to me, since it barely reaches the windshield. --------- Does anyone know if this is actually normal, or had this issue?


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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    Nah, that's a load. Unless you're going over 100, it should hit the middle. Could they be a little frozen inside?

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    I thought that may have been the case, but I did try it on the few days it got above freezing, and it still barely made it onto the bottom of the windshield. Its certainly not a major issue at this point, but its a bit annoying.

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by fin View Post
    Just got my 2011 V-Coupe a few weeks ago, and the washer fluid seems to spray very weakly --- only hitting the very bottom of the windshield. I had the local Caddy dealer look at it, and they said that this is normal. It just doesnt seem normal to me, since it barely reaches the windshield. --------- Does anyone know if this is actually normal, or had this issue?
    Hi fin,

    Firstly, congratulations on the new purchase! I hope you enjoy cruising in your V-Coupe throughout the summer.
    I apologize that you do not feel the washer fluid spray is working properly. If you would like me to look into the problem, please PM me with your VIN, mileage, dealership, and contact information. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Austin J.
    Cadillac Customer Care

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    Not normal at all.

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    As everyone else is saying, not normal at all.

    I've had 2 X 2nd gen V's... Both of the sprayers were effin AWESOME... So high powered, they could be used at high speeds and still function perfectly.

    They work so well, even when the windshield is dirty as shit, you don't even need to press it for a full second, and it'll clear everything up.

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    As mentioned - make sure the washer system isn't frozen. It may take it more than 1 warm day for everything to thaw out ...

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    If it ain't frozen make sure the hole on the sprayer isn't partially clogged. I had one stop working all together and I just used a thumb tack to clean it and works great again. Here it happens because of the constant blowing dirt.

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    I'm wondering if someone put water in it, it froze, and something cracked?

    I've used mine in -20 Celsius before, no issues (keep in mind I was using normal anti-freeze).

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    Thanks everyone, after finally giving it a more thorough look --- turns out it was something as simple as a hole in the fluid line. Not sure how that happened (looks like a mouse took a bite out of it), but anyway I did a temporary fix with good ole duct tape -- now it sprays to no end , i'll replace the line later. Thanks again.

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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by fin View Post
    Thanks everyone, after finally giving it a more thorough look --- turns out it was something as simple as a hole in the fluid line. Not sure how that happened (looks like a mouse took a bite out of it), but anyway I did a temporary fix with good ole duct tape -- now it sprays to no end , i'll replace the line later. Thanks again.
    What you really found out is you have a crappy dealer service department. If they can't fix a hole in a washer hose, are you really going to trust them with the big stuff???


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