: Rear window washer doesnt wash & else...

11-21-05, 03:58 AM
Hi, everyone.
I've have stacked into problem - there is no washer fluid come on back window. Is anybody can suggest me something ?
The washer reservoir is full, front windshild is washed perfeclty, but the reat is not :crying:

The next question - what is the function of the "4" position on the automatic transaxle ?

Will be much appreciated for the suggestions & support.

11-21-05, 08:47 AM
Many have had this problem. Most likely the hose is kinked or the outlet plugged. Your dealer should be able to fix. The 4 is probably just 2nd gear only which is a good way to start off on glare ice since it reduces the torque a little.

11-21-05, 09:18 AM
Thanks a lot for the info !

11-21-05, 10:32 AM
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11-21-05, 01:08 PM
Hi Jetmaster,
4 on your gear selector will NOT permit overdrive to engage at any speed.
The rear jet not working is common on these cars. You can fix it yourself:
1)The rear wiper arm has a cover over its securing nut. This cover is hinged on the "arm" of the wiper. You can "open" the cover by pulling on the opposite side of the hinge. Be careful not to pull on the nut; you'll never get it open. Once open, the jet is now fully exposed. Grab it from the sides with a small pair of pliers and gently pry it off. It's a press on fit. With the jet removed, operate the rear washer. All crud (soap deposits etc)will be flushed out ( the rear washer line runs below the roof effectively drying out the fluid during the summer months and creating deposits) Make sure the jet nozzle is clear. Sucking air with your mouth from the intake side will suffice. Once you have washer flow and a clear jet, push the jet in place, paying attention that the nozzle is pointing upwards. Close the hinged cover.

11-21-05, 01:30 PM
There is a check valve inside the endgate, sometimes it gets clogged up with gunk.
Start with the previously mentioned procedure to try to clear it, but if that doesn't work take it to the dealer to have them clear the hose. You have to remove the trim from the endgate to clear it out.
It's easy to do. I have done a few dozen of them.

There is also a TSB on the problem, so I am sure they know about it.

11-21-05, 03:41 PM
Hi, guys, thanx a lot for the support ! :worship:
Your advices really helps !

11-25-05, 09:47 AM
Aready fix the problem with service - was absolutely nothing serious - just a plug of old washer fluid inside the hose...

11-27-05, 02:30 PM
I had mine "fixed" last year and it worked through the winter

I don't think I used it at all over the summer

First try today and all I see is a bit of blue gel at the arm

oh well i guess this is going to be an annual routine

11-27-05, 09:02 PM
Sometimes if you just take the nozzle out and hit the button it will clear out the hose... sorry if that has been mentioned before.
Krug300 posted some excellent instructions on doing this yourself.
If nothing comes out, you'll have to take it in for service :(